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Old 08-16-2004, 04:11 PM   #1
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AquaClear 500 vs. Emperor 400

Which filter is better for a 90 gallon freshwater tank?
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Old 08-16-2004, 04:21 PM   #2
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I don't think either one are going to do the trick by themselves. I would look into some of the larger canister filters.
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I was thinking about using one filter first and adding another one later if needed.
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I don't think either one are going to do the trick by themselves. I would look into some of the larger canister filters.
Agreed, but if you are looking at a comparison of those two as part of a filtration system, I prefer the ACs, as they allow for more media customisation, and have that 500gph flow rate.
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Toirtis, can you please explain what media customization is?
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I would go with the AC 500 (2 of them)
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Toirtis, can you please explain what media customization is?
You can mix and match the media in the basket almost infinitely....for instance, I run mine with big sponges as well as bag of whatever bio-media I like...and the ACs will hold a lot of media, whereas the others are all designed for a fairly infexible cartridge.
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I prefer my Emporer 400, but I've used the same filter for abou 12 years now with no problems.
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