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Old 03-29-2012, 08:45 PM   #1 
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3 HOB filters in a 20 gallon?

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I have a 20 gallon tank with 2 aqua-tech 10-20, one in each corner; Would it be to much to put an aqua-tech 5-15 i have laying around?
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:55 PM   #2 
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What do you have in that tank that needs more than one HOB? The only type of tank that would need that kind of filtration is a goldfish tank, and they shouldn't be in a 20 gal for very long. Unless you are looking to increase the current. In that case just get a powerhead. The only filters really do in an established tank is mechanical filtration. The largest colonies of BB are in the substrate not the filter.
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I have one betta, 3 platty, 4 spotted cory and 3 South American Bumblebee Catfish.
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You're not overstocked, and I can't imagine the betta would appreciate the extra current. I would just leave it out. Save it for another tank.
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And save some electricity! :D
Heads up, those catfish can grow to 6 inches, and they can and will eat the betta, cories and platy when they get big enough. :)
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