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Old 01-13-2015, 11:29 PM   #1
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OPINIONS PLEASE: Marineland vs AquaClear

Hi there!

So, I currently have a marineland penguin 200. It's extremely noisy. Should I upgrade to a marineland emperor 280 or switch to an appropriately sized aquaclear filter? Have you used either of these? Experiences? Suggestions? I'm all ears!

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Old 01-13-2015, 11:34 PM   #2
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OPINIONS PLEASE: Marineland vs AquaClear

AquaClear or Aqueon for me. Both are quiet.

AquaClears are often preferred because there is room to add different types of media.


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I love my Aquaclear...I enjoy that I can pack it with media (plenty of room for my purigen), and I like that the flow is adjustable. It's easy to clean and quiet enough that it's not a bother. I've had mine about a year now and haven't had an issue!


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I had an Emperor 280 and it is powerful but noisy. Same with the Penguin 200. Make the switch.


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Good to know. Thanks everyone!! I'm expecting to get an Aquaclear 50 tomorrow for my 36g. Can't wait to make the switch!


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Old 01-14-2015, 12:17 PM   #6
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I'd do a 70 very least.

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The 50 is rated for up to 50g; will it not be sufficient in your opinion?


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I run a 70 on a 30 long. I promise it will be perfect for your taller tank. Or 2 50's

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Old 01-15-2015, 06:15 AM   #10
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The consensus in the enthusiast community is Aquaclear by my research. I use an AC50 (with full flow control, 66gph) in my 10 gallon, and it's been great so far. As for flow, you want a filter that's rated to move about 5x the volume of your tank per hour. The AC50 should be sufficient by that standard (200gph). The 70 is only a few dollars more expensive ($7 US on Amazon) however, so for a larger tank, I'd say the extra flow (plus the option to move the filter to a larger tank later) is worth the extra couple of dollars.
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