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Old 02-11-2012, 10:30 AM   #1
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New AquaClear 50!!

Got a deal on an AquaClear 50 for my 10 gallon tank. I love it! So quiet! Within an hour the water was so clear, it puts out a good amount of flow too, the sides of the tank are getting nice movement. Right now, I only have the foam in the filter..... what do you guys put in yours?
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:42 AM   #2
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I use the foam and bag of ceramic media. Save the carbon. I have an AC70 in my 20 gallon tank and AC110s on each of my 55 gallon tanks.
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:12 AM   #3
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Dear Lbannie,

I use the coarse sponge, ceramis media and floss in my AC 70 and 110!
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I use two sponges and the biomax on mine
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:31 PM   #5
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Sponge, and ceramic bio.
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:23 PM   #6
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I kept the original sponge, but left out the ceramics and carbon.

Sponge at the bottom. Bag of Purigen in the middle. Bag of Matrix at the top.

Enjoy your filter.
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:23 PM   #7
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I use one sponge, a piece of filter pad from my old filter, a media bag with carbon and the biomax (in that order bottom to top). I know many here skip the carbon. With my well water, I prefer to use it, but buy it in bulk and put it in bags I bought at Dr Foster and Smith (an official vendor here). As recommended by others when I asked, I only ever rinse the media in tank water, except for the carbon which I replace monthly. I love my AquaClear.
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I have two 50's on my 26gal bowfront. I use sponge and ceramic in first one and all ceramic in the second one. Love those filters.
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:16 AM   #9
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I use foam, biomax and filter floss (bottom to top). Filter floss keeps the water clear for both my tanks. I run an AC70 on my 60 and 2 AC30s on my 10.
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