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Old 11-24-2011, 10:45 AM   #12
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IMHO x4 on the AC, I run 3 110's on my 150 bowed that's 3/4 full of water. If you plan on keeping the 55g, i would run 2 AC 110's and call it a day. just let me warn you, be very careful handling them, they are kind of fragile and you don't want to break them. you can run fluval filter tube foams on the intake tubes of the AC's also.(but keep an eye out for cleaning the intake filters if you choose to do so)
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I love AquaClear filters IMO, if you were looking at HOBs. A 110 would suit you well
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I forgot to mention, the AC 110, has the highest water flow rate on the market (one of the reasons I choose it, I believe its 500 GPH) for HOBF that I have seen (the other reasoning as previously stated, you can do a lot in altering what you use for filtering since it has a nice big open space where the filter media goes, unlike other filters). I have read some people say they don't like it because it doesn't have the bio wheel but there are some people who modify them and add a bio wheel to it.

I don't understand why AC doesn't make their filters out of something more durable, add a bio wheel and take over the market.
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ACs don't need a biowheel, which are biofilters not water polishers, and the flow rate of the 110 is 500 gph, and that would be probably when empty. All the smaller ACs can hold two sponges plus the biomax which increases their capacity.
I too, would like to see a more durable material for the filter.
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ACs don't need a bio wheel, which are bio filters not water polishers, and the flow rate of the 110 is 500 gph, and that would be probably when empty. All the smaller ACs can hold two sponges plus the biomax which increases their capacity.
I too, would like to see a more durable material for the filter.
my mistake, I apologize, I always say the that rate but that's my 3 together oops.

they are 500gph each and the competitor (emperor 400) are 400gph.

and just to clarify, when I said about the filter being more durable, I meant the filter housing.

re-read the post didn't say it was better for water polishing my mistake.err.. fixed above.
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