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Old 05-06-2005, 04:17 AM   #1
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Whats the best way to setup an AC500 + Fluval 204? (55g)

OK, Ive never even owned a canister filter, so bare with me here. Im setting up my 55g for a Malawi tank, and I already own a pretty new AC500. I plan on having 12 cichlids and 2'ish bottom feeders. And yes, this will be a VERY planted tank.

So, Question #1: Is adding a Fluval204 or comparable canister even worth the money I'd spend on it? (And does fluval204 sound like a good idea, or should I check out something different?)

Question #2: If I do add a canister filter, whats the best way to set up a big HOB (like an AC500) with a canister?? Have the HOB at one end, and the canister extract/input hoses on the other end of the tank?

Question #3: With canisters like a fluval, is it possible to put the 2 different hoses wherever you want in your tank? Like could I have extraction on one end and input on the other end, in order to create some basic current??


As always, any help is sincerely appreciated!!
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Old 05-06-2005, 04:29 AM   #2
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You are not going to need both (or want the added hoses, wires, cost, and maint.), so either stick with the AC500 or get a 304, the 204 is too weak for your tank.
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