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Old 06-12-2011, 07:16 PM   #1
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Which of these 4 power filters for a 50 gallon tank?

Which of these 4 power filters would you recommend for a 50 gallon SeaClear?

1. Aqueon QuietFlow 55/75
2. Marineland Emperor 400
3. Tetra Whisper EX70
4. AquaClear 70

(...or something else?)

I saw these at the local pet shop.
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Old 06-12-2011, 07:31 PM   #2
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I personally prefer the AquaClear filters. The AC70 should work nice for you.
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I personally prefer the AquaClear filters. The AC70 should work nice for you.
Ditto.
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I prefer canisters over HOB's for efficientcy my vote would be a Fluval 305/405 depending on stocking levels, only drawback is price is a little higher.
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I prefer canisters over HOB's for efficientcy my vote would be a Fluval 305/405 depending on stocking levels, only drawback is price is a little higher.
I agree. Otherwise, two AC50's
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:43 PM   #6
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I agree. Otherwise, two AC50's
Two 50s over a 70? Why?

And will two fit on my tank?
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Well, two 50's provide more filtration than one 70... and if one fails, you still have one. Two 50's is the minimum I'd put on a 50g.
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I love the AC70, really good flow. I have a 70 and a fluval 305 on a 36 gallon bow, with a powered. IMHO, a AC 110 or two 70s. You could just get the one 70 then a second later.
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I prefer canisters over HOB's for efficientcy my vote would be a Fluval 305/405 depending on stocking levels, only drawback is price is a little higher.
Agree.
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Which is quieter, a canister or HOB? It will be in a bedroom. I think water flowing is more soothing than the hum of a pump.
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