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Old 12-29-2005, 12:12 AM   #1
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Filteration

Should I go with a single Aquaclear 110 in the middle or two Aquaclear 50's on each side? Would they equal up to be about the same filteration and which would help give me more waterflow?
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Old 12-29-2005, 10:26 AM   #2
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The 50 does 200gph and the 100 does 500 gph so it's really up to you and what you are using it for. If you do go with the 100 I'd add a ph or two also.

From your other post you say you want this to be a 29 reef tank. With 30+lbs of lr and a couple of strong powerheads you wouldn't even need the HOB.

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Old 12-29-2005, 11:54 AM   #3
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The 110 is great to throw polyfilter in...I don't think I'd put that beast on a 29, though.
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Old 12-29-2005, 03:27 PM   #4
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ok.. i might go with a single aquaclear 70.
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The 50 does 200gph and the 100 does 500 gph so it's really up to you and what you are using it for. If you do go with the 100 I'd add a ph or two also.

From your other post you say you want this to be a 29 reef tank. With 30+lbs of lr and a couple of strong powerheads you wouldn't even need the HOB.

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So if i got a couple strong powerhead, i could just go with a canister filter?
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Old 12-30-2005, 09:47 AM   #6
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Personally I love canister filters. I’ve used the Marineland Magnum filters for over 10 years and feel they are quite reliable. They are easy to use/clean and the micron filter does a wonderful job at polishing the water similar to a diatom filter for a crystal clear tank.

I have 90 lbs of lr in my 55 and it does all the biological filtering and I use the Marineland Magnum 350 Deluxe Filter System for water circulation and for dropping in carbon, Chemi Pure, & Seachem Phosguard

For a 29 gal the Marineland Magnum 250 should give you enough flow. The nice thing about the Magnum 350 is that you can store it below your tank and out of view.

Some other great canister filters are the Eheim Canisters, Rena FilStar, & the Hagen Fluval Canisters.

With any canister filter you will probably want to remove any sponge media/bio balls since these easily collect waste and produce excess no3. I only use the above mentioned chemicals in mine and change those out about every 3 weeks.

Of course if you get a sump you can accomplish all the chemical/water movement as well but it can sometimes be difficult to set one up with limited space under a 29 gal tank. Also the canisters are whisper quite which is why I like them.

Two power heads on opposite sides of the tank pointing up and towards the center along with the canister filter in the center will help eliminate any dead spots. I’d aim for around 200 gph for each ph.

I’d still get at least 30 lbs of lr for your biological filtration and if you need to cut costs a 50\50 mix of base rock and lr will save you a little more than half of going all lr.
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So the Marineland Magnum 250 would be a great canister filter?
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Should be fine for your tank.
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Im gettin the magnum 350 deluxe for my 65 gal and some ppl have told me to leave the biowheels off not to use them is this true???
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