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Old 07-07-2013, 03:04 PM   #1
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what filter to buy!

40 gallon breeader tank. i need help to descide on what filter should i buy between the marineland emperor 400 vs. Aquaclear 70..... or i should be looking to get a canister filter instead.
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:39 PM   #2
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I love my AC 110 on a 46 BF
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:40 PM   #3
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The fact that you don't have to buy media really helps.
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:59 PM   #4
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I have read places were the best option is the aqua clear, but then i compare the gallon per hour they run. Ac70 is 300 and emperor is 400..its a big differnce i believe. Would this make a differnce to you in picking one?
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The turn over is better to have. Things I don't like of the emperor is it got loud from the bio wheels and the trays.
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:56 PM   #6
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Thanks i think am heading towards the ac! i believe the ac 70 would be good for my 40 gallon tank maybe the ac 110 would be to strong with the water flow. Would it?
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I like a little more flow in my tank I actually have a 110 & 70 on the 46
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:30 PM   #8
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Get the aqua clear. I have 2 emperor 400 on my 75 and tho they filter awesome they are real noisy and i mean bad enough that im going to replace them with ac110s
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I'd get a pair of AC70s. More flexible media options and redundancy in case one fails (pretty reliable...had an old smaller model from the 80s and it still ran a few years ago).
Emperors are nice but noisy.
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On my 40 i have A 110 and a 50 and they work great.
I had an emporer 400 with the 50 and the emporer was super noisy.
Def go with the aqua clears
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