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Old 08-22-2013, 06:52 AM   #1
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After doing some research I decided on the cascade 1000 canister. I have never used a canister before. How do they work, will it be too much flow for a 75? Do I still need a powerhead as well? Thanks.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:18 AM   #2
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Its the 110 size
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:16 AM   #3
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You don't need to use a powerhead at all. Most of us like to use them to keep stuff from settling on the bottom. That filter will only give you 3.5 or so turn over rate. I would try running a Ac110 filter with it to try to get to at least a 6+ turn over rate 8-10 would be best imo
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Ok. Checked on you tube now I get how they work. Will a 110 be okay for cycling the tank for a while
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I have a 75 with a Cascade 1000. It works great, but I agree about adding a HOB filter of some type. The AC110 would be fantastic. I am also running an AC50 and Whisper 60 in conjunction with the Cascade 1000
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I was going to get the aqua clear 110 eventually after reading reviews. Hows your tank water is it crystal clwar?
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I wave a ac 110 on a 55 and the water is perfect in parameters 0 ammonia 0 nitrite 5 nitrate
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:38 PM   #8
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I was going to get the aqua clear 110 eventually after reading reviews. Hows your tank water is it crystal clwar?
Well I can't exactly say crystal clear, but that is only because of tannins from new drift wood. Tank water is fantastic besides that. When i changed my substrate from gravel to sand the water cleared up nice and quick. This is the only canister I've had so I can't really compare it to others, but it does the job for me!
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