So, I just installed a new 2028 for my FW
cichlid tank, along with the prefilter on the intake.
I had 2 AC500s on this tank, and they weren't doing an adequate job, so I bit the bullet and went with the Eheim.
My question, since this is my first canister filter. I'm currently running 1 AC500 in conjunction with the 2028. My main rationale being that the AC500 will provide oxygenation to the water, or at least some movement on the surface. Could I get away with uninstalling it, and just running the 2028, or should I leave it in place? I know that Eheim makes an attachment to do just this, but should I get it, or just stay with my current setup? My other concern is that the 2028 is only rated for 157 gallons or so, and it may just not be enough to keep up with the cichlids, and the AC500 would cover the gap.