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Hey folks, I have a Juwel Rio 350 on it's way. It's a 350 litre tank but I FULLY intend on removing the internal filter and using an external solution. Easier to maintain, more room inside the tank itself, better aesthetics and likely easier to get a better quality of water.

I had my eye on the Fluval FX4 but it is YUGE. However, that said, the filtration circulation on that bad boy is around 1700l/h which equates to 4.85 times the volume of water in the tank per hour. I'd probably have to use a spray bar to dissipate the power of the pump and stop everything being blown down the opposite end of the tank.

A less unweildly solution would be something closer to the size of a Fluval 407 but this canister will only provide 930l of filter circulation - equationg to a measly 2.65 x tank volume per hour.

Could any body drop me some recommendations, hints or tips here? Ideally I'd prefer an all-in-one solution but I understand that 350l isn't an inconsequential amount of water so if two smaller filters are indeed the "best" solution then sobeit. :huh: :)

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Re: Filter recommendation

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600L - Rio Guaporé themed
7 x Biotodoma Cupido, 4 x Laetacara dorsigera, 2 x Apistogramma trifasciata (wild), 20 x Gymnocorymbus ternetzi, 18 x Hyphessobrycon eques, 30 x Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi, 17 x Corydoras sterbai, 10 x Corydoras caudimaculatus

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Re: Filter recommendation

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Thanks my dude.

Have seen! Didn't want to be cluttering up the forums and hijacking my own thread about a specific filter so I made a less specific thread here!

Though, once again, I appreciate your input.

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