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Old 09-19-2011, 09:46 AM   #1
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aqueon 30 or aquaclear 30 filter?

which one of these is cheaper to maintain and is made with good quality materials
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:18 AM   #2
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I would go with the AquaClear. What size tank is this?
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:19 AM   #3
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I have both and the aquaclear is much better IMO.
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:24 AM   #4
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+1 Aquaclear hands down.
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Aqua Clear Filter

Good morning fish...

AquaClear has my vote. Very reliable. Easy to take apart and clean. Just do frequent and large water changes and you'll only need one with a gallon per hour (gph) rating 6 times your tank volume.

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I also have both and would recommend the AquaClear. It's so easy to take care of and to customize.
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:44 PM   #7
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I have a 29 gallon tank and according to all of your opinions It's going to have a AquaClear 30 filter.Thanks
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I wouldn't go with less than an AC50 on a 29g tank... I would actually do an AC70 on one... matter of fact, I have an AC70 on my 29g
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:08 PM   #9
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I have a 29 gallon tank and according to all of your opinions It's going to have a AquaClear 30 filter.Thanks
Hello again fish...

Good choice. An AC 30 will work fine for your 29 G provided you set up and maintain a sound water change schedule. I do 50 percent every week on my two 30 Gs and both have an AC 30.

Moderate filtration is necessary for your aquarium, but frequent and large water changes will make heavy filtration unnecessary. The reverse however, is not true.

Above all, have fun.

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Old 09-19-2011, 07:11 PM   #10
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But wouldn't a aquaclear 70 be overkill
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Agreed that an AC70 would be the better option. Like every other filter out there, AquaClears are over-rated. The best guide for filters is to go by the bottom end of a range if they provide one, if not cut what they claim in half. I have a client with an AC110 on a 37.
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:14 PM   #12
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okay I'll try to get the 70 gallon filter thanks
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:15 PM   #13
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Aquaclear!!!!! all the way I use to have a aqueon filter and the filter cartridge would get clogged so easily and you had no option to change you filter media unlike the aquaclear best choice I have ever made
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