Fluval 405??

wbaguesty

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Ive had many fish tanks before but not done a planted tank until now.

I am wondering what filters to use on the tank I have,

The size of the tank is 36x12x15 so 24gal or roughly 110L.

Would a fluval 405 be too much for the tank??

I also have an old External Fluval 103 & an internal Fluval 3+

What would peoples recommendations?? What sort of lph would be good for a planted tank??

Cheers
 

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wbaguesty said:
What would peoples recommendations?? What sort of lph would be good for a planted tank??
10X tank turnover per hour is recommended for a planted tank, but there are some crazy people out there using 20x, the Fluval 405 would be ideal for you tank.
 

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The general rule says 10x your tank an hour, though more is ultimately much better. I'd go for 2 x tetra tec 1200ex's. Something with 2000x tank turnover would be ideal though you can get away with less.
 

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Cheers for the reply.

Would I use the spray bar to distribute the flow as I presume it would be very powerful? Where would I point it?

Guesty
 

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A Fluval 405 is a good size for your tank.

Positioning the spraybar vertically in the rear corner, flowing across the back glass works well. Or horizontally along the back, or horizontally on a side glass.

Consider aesthetics and performance for your individual layout.
 

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Go for what George says, he's far more knowledgeable than I.
I can vouch for the vertical spray bar. Every time I've used that configuration flow has been outstanding.
 

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