How much L/H would I aim for?

JamesM

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If you're going fully planted (which I guess you are as this is a plant forum lol), then aim for 10 times the volume at least.

This will be reduced when you add media and the hoses, so don't be afraid to aim for 15 times turnover or more.
 

aaronnorth

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JamesM said:
If you're going fully planted (which I guess you are as this is a plant forum lol), then aim for 10 times the volume at least.

This will be reduced when you add media and the hoses, so don't be afraid to aim for 15 times turnover or more.

The 10x guideline takes into account the filter reduction.

I find for small tanks such as yours, i go for 10x, but on larger tanks where it is harder to distribute the flow evenly, aiming for 15-20x is more efficient.
 
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