what size filter

debrab1954

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What size canister filter should i get for a 29 gal. planted tank? I have been reading about the ehims, but i am not clear on the size.
 

ceg4048

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Hi,
My personal preference is to use a filter rated at 10X the tank volume per hour turnover or the nearest to that I can afford. This means a filter rated at or near 290 GPH.

Cheers,
 

Tom Barr

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A hot magnum is not bad for this size of tank.
Cheap, easy to clean etc.

Regards,
Tom Barr
 

Panda

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Have you seen this one: Reaction 4-Stage Canister Filters w/ UV.
The EFU-45 FILTER model pumps 290 gph which is 10 times your tank volume. I don't have it but I think that this is the one I will choose for my 30 gallon soon to be tank !
I also like the fact that it comes with UV and it cost $150 at petsolutions.

Does anyone here owns this filter? suggestions ?