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Souptik82 02-09-2011 01:40 PM

30 Gallon Tank - Canister Filter?
 
Hello :-)

I have a 30 gallon (30" L X 15" W X 16" H) tank which currently holds 4 Yellow Lab cichlids. Now the problem I'm facing with this tank is that the water doesn't appear to be clear at all. It's quite murky. I was wondering if I should get a canister filter for this tank perhaps?

Also, since it's a 30 gallon tank I was thinking will a canister filter be too much for it? The lowest power canister available where I live is the Dolphin C-1000 canister filter which has a maximum flow rate of 900 L/H, I can however adjust the intake and outtake of the filter.

Will getting the canister filter be a better option in keeping tank water clearer? Please advice.

Thanks and Regards,
Souptik

Backer 02-09-2011 05:44 PM

I personally don't have any experience with canister filters, but I have a 30 gallon and I just have 2 hang on the back filters, aquaclear 30 and 50. When I was only running the 30 my tank was a little murky but with two it's perfect. It's an idea to consider anyway.

Souptik82 02-09-2011 11:33 PM

Hello Backer,

Unfortunately AC filters are not available in India so I can't use them.

Can someone tell me if I can use the Dolphin C-1000 canister filter on my tank?

jaysee 02-09-2011 11:45 PM

I would use a canister. They are superior to HOBs in every way.... you wont be disappointed.

How long has the tank been set up for?

Souptik82 02-10-2011 12:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jaysee (Post 586153)
I would use a canister. They are superior to HOBs in every way.... you wont be disappointed.

How long has the tank been set up for?

Hello Jaysee :-)

The tank has been setup for well over 5 months now. Will the canister be too powerful for the tank as it has a flow rate of 900 L/H?

jaysee 02-10-2011 01:24 PM

My canisters turn the water over close to 10 times an hour - I really don't think it's too much.


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