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Old 02-11-2019, 02:29 PM   #1
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Filtration for a 75 Gal freshwater tank

I am in the process of setting up a 75 gal aquarium and was wondering about filtration for it. Would 2 HOB aqua clear 110 filters be too much filtration for this aquarium . Between both of them they will be filtering approximately 1000 GPH. The maintenance for the HOB filters is a lot easier then the canisters. IMO.
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Well, you must have some old school canisters because the ones I'm running are a breeze to clean. Shut the valves off, unhook, remove the filter basket(s) rinse out sponges and biomedia, put back together and plug in.

Anyway, 2 110's is fine. You can throttle them back slightly as well, and if need be add an intake sponge to further slow to water down.
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You wont get 500 gph from each 110 after you add media. More like 400. So 800 gph is a good turnover for that tank.
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Hello Ron...

You'll spend about $80.00 a piece for the Hagen filters. And, there's the added cost of the media. I set up my 75 G with dual sponge filters for about $40.00. They work as well and anything else and you never need to buy replacement filter media. You'll need to add a good air pump at $40.00, but that's much less than the Hagen filters. Set up and follow a good water change routine and you're good to go.

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You'll spend about $80.00 a piece for the Hagen filters. And, there's the added cost of the media. I set up my 75 G with dual sponge filters for about $40.00. They work as well and anything else and you never need to buy replacement filter media. You'll need to add a good air pump at $40.00, but that's much less than the Hagen filters. Set up and follow a good water change routine and you're good to go.

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Thanks : I will use active sponge filters for start up and regular for breeders , but for a show tank IMO they are a little unsightly.
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but for a show tank IMO they are a little unsightly.
Exactly my thinking.
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