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2 filters for a 40 gallon tank?
08-10-2016, 03:57 PM,
Mei Roe Offline

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2 filters for a 40 gallon tank?
I'm writing this after one of my baby clownfish got stuck in the filters suction (i think its called). 

I have two filters in my 40 gallon tank which are the AquaClear 110 filter for a tank up to 60-100 gallons and the Rena Filstar filter xp3 which is for a tank up to 55 gallons. I have two baby clown fish, one cardinal fish and one bi color Pseudochomis. I'm a over doing it by having both of them on? If I can keep both on what should I do with AquaClear since its strong suction got my baby clownfish stuck in it in the first place.

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08-11-2016, 02:32 PM,
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RE: 2 filters for a 40 gallon tank?
Hi Mei Roe,
Welcome to the forum!  Welcome

There is no such thing as over-filtering.    The more filtration the better water quality it is for the fish.   What you can do is to install a sponge pre-filter on the filter intake to prevent it suck in any more fish. It will also slow down the water flow slightly while increase the biological filtration.   At the same time a pre-filter can cut down the maintenance need for the filters by preventing most of the debris from getting into the filter.
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