Can I use a 5.5 gallon fish tank filter on a 20 gallon? (No rude comments) ?
I was given a 5.5 gallon fish tank filter and a 20 gallon tank for free as well as an air pump
- OcimomLv 71 month ago
Nope. Sorry but its too small.
- Anonymous1 month ago
You CAN, but it won't filter the water sufficiently for the fish to survive.
- noselessmanLv 72 months ago
You can. But you won't be turning over as much water per hour, you won't be building up healthy bacteria as fast. You won't have much room for extra bio material, And a lot of filters for 5 gallon tanks are junk. It is better to have more filtration then to have less, I would get a filter for at least a 30 gallon tank. Marineland filterers are reliable and inexpensive.
- 2 months ago
Depends on what you have in the tank (Fish, plants, shrimp) but I'd say no. A filter made for a 5.5 gallon tank wouldn't do well filtering a 20 gallon tank.
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- Jerry SLv 72 months ago
I would not do that......................
- Anonymous2 months ago
I would not recommend doing that. The minimum you should use is at least a 10-gallon filter.