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Old 10-26-2011, 11:41 PM   #1
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Aquaclear 50

Just wanted to know if 2 aquaclear 50s would be ok to run on a 55g stocked with small fish mostly neons glo fish and cories
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:48 PM   #2
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Or should I just go with 2 70s to be safe?
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:26 AM   #3
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:32 AM   #4
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Aquaclears are great filters..IMO.
I over filter my cichlid tanks so I can't really see the harm in extra filtration.
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I just don't wanna put 2 50s and have to clean them alot any 1 have any experience keeping these in a 55g?
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Old 10-27-2011, 01:53 AM   #6
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I would do the 2 70's. I have one one 36 and it works great. I also had one on a 46 bf but want to happy I added a 110. Depending on your fish you will want to do weekly filter maintenance.
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Since you're looking at a relatively lightly stocked tank I'd use a 70 and an air-driven hydrosponge filter.
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Old 10-29-2011, 01:14 AM   #8
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Since you're looking at a relatively lightly stocked tank I'd use a 70 and an air-driven hydrosponge filter.
That will work. I have a 55 with 3 fantail goldfish, 3 mollies, and 5 cories running a AC 70 and a sponge filter.
I think two AC 50s would work very well also.
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Old 10-29-2011, 02:26 AM   #9
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I run 3 aquaclear 50s on my 20 gallon long and clean filters weekly...they are dirty when I do.
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AquaClear 50

Good morning Shark...

Good question. Have used Aquaclear filters for years in my tanks, but I've found the smaller filters, 50s and below run much quieter. I've used 70s, but they vibrate too much, they're noisey.

If you're willing to change a minimum of half the tank water weekly, you could use a single AquaClear 70, placed toward the center of the tank. If you flush a lot of clean water through your tank regularly, you don't need a lot of filtration, because the filter is only filtering water that's already clean.

I do large, 50 percent +, weekly water changes and use a single AquaClear 50 in my 55 G tanks, just for gas exchange to get oxygen into the tank, not specifically for filtration, but that works for me.

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