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what size filter for tank

heljasheljas Member Posts: 3
edited June 2015 in Equipment
hi there

First time poster here

i need help with filter size for a 2ft L x 1ft W x1ft H tank with 7 small gold fish

we are currently running a jet flo 150 but we think it is to big for the tank

thanks in advance

Jason

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  • TallTree01TallTree01 Member Posts: 580
    If you plan on keeping the goldfish in there long term ( which I do not reccomend as goldfish will outgrow that tank and the tank is heavily overstocked ), you will need a massive filter to keep up with their waste.
    Those goldfish will combined need probably a 2 meter plus long tank and a really powerful filters.
  • heljasheljas Member Posts: 3
    so the filter we have running atm is prob the best for the tank at this moment in time when they get bigger i can move them to a 1x2mtr pond and restock the tank from there
  • MoooMooo Moderator Posts: 7,653
    edited June 2015
    Hi and Welcome Jason :D
    600 ltrs per hour will do for now , But TT is correct, 7 is too many for a standard 2 foot tank, a few months and they will need to be removed to a larger home or as you say , to your pond :D Is their tank cycled? If it is a new tank, uncycled, you could run into problems :/
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  • heljasheljas Member Posts: 3
    Mooo said:

    Hi and Welcome Jason :D
    600 ltrs per hour will do for now , But TT is correct, 7 is too many for a standard 2 foot tank, a few months and they will need to be removed to a larger home or as you say , to your pond :D Is their tank cycled? If it is a new tank, uncycled, you could run into problems :/

    thanks for the welcome and yes the tank was cycles before the fish were added ( we have 3 large goldies from the pond that are in a 3 ft tank at the moment due to leakage in the pond fixing atm )

    the 3 ft tank will be turned into a marine tank soon though but that is another kettle of fish for later

    thanks again Mooo

    Jason
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