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Old 12-11-2014, 08:54 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Mogurako View Post
Those AC 70s with media push about 210 gph each considerably less when the sponges start to gum up. If you have a canister that's rated for 383 you're going to have a GPH drop on that because most list their GPH based solely on the pumps not the filter with media.

However in answer to your question yes a canister even with lower GPH will out preform two AC70s just because there's greater surface area for bacteria. I run either dual fluval 406/Rena XP4s or a canister and an AC 70/110 on my 55.

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Old 12-11-2014, 09:15 AM   #12
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My parts list for filters goes

4 AC70s ( paid 30 each for SALE )

2 AC110s ( paid 55 each for SALE )

I've got 3 sumps variety of sizes lol

And I even still have 2 tetra whisper 10-30i lol

But like I said I want to try a canister out . From what I've read they are less headache than sumps ( more room ) , obviously they don't make your tank look full, and fairly easy to maintain.

Used to have big tanks but I got out of it for a bit , big tanks are gone except for the few sumps I made along the years ..

- 10 Gallon Betta - 20 Gallon SA community -
- 56 Gallon Cloumn Angel tank - 75 Gallon Tiger Oscar -
- 55 Gallon EMPTY - 180 Gallon Waiting -
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