Originally Posted by SDMac74
AquaClear? MMMM. Has anyone used them on a large tank?? My Emporers make a lot of surface current which is killing my CO2
. I have a 60 gallon tank, would 2 of the biggest AQ's be too much?? I think they are the AQ500's?? With SA Cichlids I need GOOD filtration, but want to slow the current down a little. The AQ filters are CHEAP, so I am willing to give them a shot, but my AQ20 on my little hex tank is fussy and clogs up fast. Are the big ones more durable?
I have owned AQ500s, they are no different. They clog eventually. Don't get me wrong, they are extremely effective, I would be hesitant putting 2 on a large tank. I had one on my old 66g and I remember coming home to find the water level rising slowly. I was like....errrr....time for a cannister. Went to a H.O.T. Magnum. Great filter, too many issues.
In my opinion, 2 AQ500 would not cause too much water agitation as long as the water level in your tank is kept up, they are very smooth running and don't really cause too huge of a ripple effect on the water.