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You would get the gallons per hour rating from the specifications of the device. Are you running it with a separate air pump? What are the specifications of the pump? Is this sponge filter the only thing being run by the pump?
 

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The device:
AquaTop Aquatic Supplies CAF-60 003453 Classic Aqua Flow Sponge Aquarium Filter, Upto 60 gal
did not see specs

Is the only hooked up to this air pump:
Tetra Whisper Easy to Use Air Pump for Aquariums (Non-UL)
 

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The pump moves 2.6 Liters of air Per Minute but I don't know how or if that translates into gallons per hour of water when evaluating a sponge filter.

For a canister or power filter, a certain number of gallons per hour is passed through the filter media and comes out the other side.
 

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60gal tank
I have:
MarineLand Magnum Polishing Internal Canister Filter, For aquariums Up To 97 Gallons, 10.5 IN (ML90770-00)
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AquaTop Aquatic Supplies CAF-60 003453 Classic Aqua Flow Sponge Aquarium Filter, Upto 60 gal

Do I need more?

Also have:
1050 GPH Aquarium Circulation Pump Wave Maker Power Head with magnetic mount Suction
but don't know where/how to aim it
 

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Aquarium sponge filters come in four different sizes. You can visit the specific product page of the(link removed) to see their exact dimensions, but generally: Nano = 5 gallons and up Small = 10 gallons and up Medium = 20 gallons and up Large = 40 gallons and up Moreover,
for cleaning sponge filter Clean the sponge filter in used aquarium water. put some aquarium water in a bucket and squeeze the sponge a few times in this water Don't keep squeezing until every bit of dirt is gone, many bacteria live in that dirt. If you have 2 sponges in the filter, try doing one sponge a week. If the sponges stay real dirty with this method, you should use a prefilter sponge. (a sponge on the intake for the filter, if hang on back filter) Prefilter sponges can be cleaned "daily" to help keep the filter cleaner. If water is cloudy, check for ammonia and nitrite, it could be a bacteria bloom.Usually increase wc's 30 to 50% day. Make sure stable ph in wc water and no chlorine
 
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