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New 75g filtration question

Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:52 pm

Hi gang. New to the forum as well as cichlids. Been reading as much as I can on here lately. Anyway, I'm setting up a 75g (rectangle) and currently have my hands on an eheim 2217 as well as a penguin Biowheel 350 hob. Is this enough filtration? Tia!

Re: New 75g filtration question

Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:11 pm

It may be enough filtration depending on your stocking level of fish though more details on what you are planning would be helpful.

Re: New 75g filtration question

Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:20 pm

Sorry, I was planning on going with 12-15 mostly peacock / hap with maybe a few yellow labs and a pleco. Thoughts?

Re: New 75g filtration question

Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:22 pm

A friend advised me to ditch the hob, and run 2 cannisters. So I figured I'd ask the experts over here! Thanks

Re: New 75g filtration question

Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:22 pm

I have run H-O-B in combination with canister - I think you are fine either way if it matches the fish quantity/sizes.

Re: New 75g filtration question

Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:06 pm

+1. Lots of folks here run dual canisters, but lots also run canister + HOB. So long as you're getting the 8x-10x/hr recommended turnover, I think you're fine.

Re: New 75g filtration question

Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:57 pm

Thanks guys!
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