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I'm wondering what everyone's tank size to filtration gph ratio is (powerheads not included!), just to find out what works for all you people...

I have a 80 gallon tank and in total a 330 gph filter throughput...
 

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I have a 180 and have 3 Aqua clear 500's that put out a total of 1500 gph. Just setting up right now, but should be super clean.
 

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My 125 has about 1200 gph, consisting of 3 eheim canasters and a emp400. My 72 gallon has 2 AC500's for about a grand of gph. My 20 has an AC500 for about 500 gph. I like my filtration
 

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my 125gal has 350gph turnover 77gal has 650gph turnover 33gal 260gph turnover
 

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My 85 gal has 950 gph 1 fluval 404 1 fluval 104 and whisper 5
340 gph 110 gph 500 gph
65 gal has 840 gph 1 fluval 404 and AC500
340 gph 500 gph
Not counting both have powerheads with filter attatchments.
Water is sparkly
 

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20G w/ 2 AQ 150's, so 300.

I used to only have one 150, and had a piece of driftwood in the tank, and lil particles of it was coming off and crapping up my tank, so I upped the filtration, eventually took out the driftwood, but now my water is crystal clear
 

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75gal with 800gph
10gal with 125gph
29gal with 170gph (soon to be changed to 330gph)
55gal (will have--not set up yet) 400gph

Depending on your tank...it's wise to have (gallons) x 10=necessary GPH...like on a 75gal for example, 750 gallons per hour.

For heavy poopers that's a must but smaller tetras, etc, it's not so neccessary.
 

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this may sound like a stupid question but how do you figure out your GPH? i have a 55 gal. with an aquatech 30-60 filter, so what would my gph be?
 

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klockz said:
this may sound like a stupid question but how do you figure out your GPH? i have a 55 gal. with an aquatech 30-60 filter, so what would my gph be?
I never heard of the brand Aquatech, so I can't help you with that one...
Maybe your filter's gph (gallons per hour) rate is printed on the package or in the handbook of your filter.
 
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