How deep should filter be in fish tank?

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How deep should filter be in fish tank?

Q. Is PVC safe for saltwater aquariums?

Q. What size pump do I need for my saltwater aquarium?

Saltwater aquariums need more water flow than a similarly sized freshwater aquarium. A saltwater aquarium will need a pump with a flow rate of at least 6-7 GPH (gallons per hour) per gallon of water in the aquarium.

Q. Is PVC safe for saltwater aquariums?

Q. Can you use pond pump for saltwater tank?

Most freshwater pumps use materials that will corrode or leak in a saltwater environment. The seals are not regular rubber for saltwater and even if they used stainless steel parts it will eventually fail and there could also be brass or copper that comes in contact with the water and will mess up a reef tank.

Q. Do saltwater tanks need a circulation pump?

Water circulation is important for keeping fish, corals, and even live rock healthy and thriving. In saltwater aquariums, we rely upon return pumps and powerheads to provide the flow we need. Naturally, we need to recreate similar high-flow conditions in our aquariums.

Q. Can a pump be too strong for a fish tank?

However, while the increased filter media and flow capacity is desirable, sometimes the flow rate created by more powerful filters is too strong for the aquarium and your fish. Beta fish especially cannot handle strong water flows.

Q. What plastics are safe for reef tank?

If it is a #2 HDPE (high density polyethylene), or a #4 LDPE (low density polyethylene), or a #5 PP (polypropylene), your bottle is fine. The type of plastic bottle in which water is usually sold is usually a #1, and is only recommended for one time use.

Q. Does plastic corrode in saltwater?

Plastic is the most resistant to salt water corrosion.

Q. How do you oxygenate a saltwater tank?

Keep Oxygen Moving Water in a reef aquarium absorbs oxygen from the surface air. Adding a pump and filter to your tank and aerating the tank helps move the water around and circulates the air in the tank.

How Deep Should My Aquarium Filter Intake Be? Toward the tank’s bottom! Most fish owners would advise that when you’re using a canister filter for your tank, the intake tube needs to be at least two inches from the bottom. This means water can be sucked up efficiently and quickly cleaned out.

Q. Can I run 2 filters in my fish tank?

Don’t Multiple Filters “Compete” on the Fish Tank? It is true that if you use more than one filter on your fish tank, neither of those filters will perform as efficiently as it would if it were the only filter on the aquarium. This is expected, but is not a problem.

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