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An extra filter would be a better idea if you're dealing with ammonia and nitrite issues. It will provide you with greater biological filtration as well as circulation. If you're using a sponge filter now, throw in a small AC hob.
Overstocked and small tanks walks a fine line, with our poorly buffered water, watch out for pH crashes.
I don't want to make our LF thread a Q&A and take it way off topic, but increasing flow does not make it a better biofilter. The bacteria bed volume of the sponge is fixed, so even if you put a mag 9 on it there won't be any more bacteria on it.Right now the Sponge is being powered by an airstone. Replacing the airstone with the powerhead would enable better filtration.
Better mechanical filtration, definitely yes, but it wouldn't help you with your ammonia and nitrite issues as 2wheelsx2 mentioned. If anything, too high a flow rate through your sponge may slow down your nitrifying bacteria's ability to process ammonia & nitrite as efficiently as what you may already be using now.Here is what I have in my tank now
Hydro Sponge size 3, Elite hush 5, and AC 20.
Right now the Sponge is being powered by an airstone. Replacing the airstone with the powerhead would enable better filtration.
I agree with Lisa on this one.Ammonia means your tank is not cycled, circulation will not aid in that.