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Sufficient Filtration?

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Guest Kamfa

hey guys,

i have a aqua-one AR-850 (160l) and have the standard (wet dry) filter on the top, and wondered because i have added a eheim internal 2010 (rated for 160l) is my tank now over filtered? or is it just right?

i am going to invest in canister but not right now as i will soon be selling this tank, to purchase a larger one (parents only let me have one tank -.-) around about 7 x 4 x 2

thanks guys in advance

kamfa

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you can never over filter a tank... this has come up a number of times... depending on the type of fish stock you have, you can sometimes have too much 'flow' that will disrupt the fish and stress them out..

I'd say you've got an ok amount of filtration, built in hood filters are usually rubbish so the addition of the internal would be beneficial.

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Guest Kamfa

thanks "ditto" for your input, the internal will surly be staying in there now!

i find that the built in hood filters media doesn't seem to last to long :L

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My 10cm Dovii wont tolerate any tankmates in a 6fter.

Depends on the individual fish too.

Good luck keeping those bruisers Kamfa.

As far as filters go, internals are a waste of money besides water movement.

By a $10 air pump and sponge filter instead.

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Guest Kamfa

I already have acquired a small male dovii, he is living quite well with all of my other cichlids :) will keep everyone posted on tank progress, and wether it will be glass or ply... I'm leaning toward ply as cheaper and lighter.

Kamfa

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