Maybe you have heard about using the filter that is rated for an aquarium a little larger than the one you own or using two or more different filters on an aquarium to get the best result of filtration. Many aquarium owners may get doubt about it.
I’m using a best 40 gallon aquarium filter, my filters have always been good to me, but I began to weigh the options to add one more filter for my 40 gallon fish tank. Would one be better for me or multiple filters is good? Let’s check out what I discovered.
#1 Should you use multiple filters on 40 gallons fish tank?
Personally, I would like to recommend you using redundant filtration on your fish tank. In the case if one of the filters fail for whatever reason, immediately, you will have a backup in place that is already cycled, you do not waste your time to assemble the new one and your fish do not have to familiarize with the new filter. It is also nearly capable of handling the load in your fish tank.
Especially with the small tank as under 40 gallons, your fish will quickly make the water dirty by their waste. The redundant filtration will give you enough time to get to your local pet shop and get the parts you need to fix your aquarium filter getting the new one to replace the failed filter, without leaving your tank unfiltered while you are doing this.
One more reason for the redundant filtration is the one filter cannot work effective in the heavily populated aquariums, or those with large predatory fish or fish that generate large amounts of waste.
#2 What are the cases you do not need the redundant filtration?
The most common reason I not recommend you to use redundant filtration on a tank is if one or more of the alternate filtration methods is not suitable for that tank or setup. It is not means that my recommendation against redundant filtration, but rather a concern related to one of the types of filters and the aquarium setup.
There is some case such as the location of the tank to the fish or animals you are keeping can impact whether one form of filtration or another is appropriate for your fish tank.