AQ 70 or 110

Discussion in 'Filters and Filtration' started by treve, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. treveValued MemberMember

    Hi,
    Looking at aqua clear filters for 75 gallon tank.
    I was thinking of putting one on each side What do you reckon?

    2 x 70 or 2 x 110

    I was gonna go with the 2 x 70 because it is cheaper but 2 x 110 would give alot more filtration?
     
  2. cm11599psWell Known MemberMember

    I've got 2 110's on my 55 and my water has been crystal clear forever. I'd rather go big and then not regret it later.
     




  3. treveValued MemberMember

    Thank you,
    If you have 2 on a 55 I would probably go with 2 X 110 on a 75.
    Could you tell me if they are quite?
     




  4. navyscubaWell Known MemberMember

    2 x 110's like them.
     




  5. treveValued MemberMember

    Thanks guys
    just wondering are your 110's operating quite?
     
  6. cm11599psWell Known MemberMember

    I can't say they're quiet but I can't say they are loud either. After 12 years I'm used to them.
     
  7. Morgan111Well Known MemberMember

    I like the AC line not ever had the other tho
     
  8. AlyeskaGirlFishlore VIPMember

    AC's are good filters. I like mine. The only noise that bugs me is when the water level gets down and splashing occurs. lol

    I would do 2 110's for your tank. Having good filtration is importent.
     
  9. cm11599psWell Known MemberMember



    lol, I know exactly what you mean.
     
  10. treveValued MemberMember

    Thank you for your input :)
     
  11. brokenwingWell Known MemberMember

    I have a 75 gallon tank and the 70s dont fit because the rim of the tank is to wide. The 110s are larger and fit, just fyi. I dont know what the top is like on your aquarium
     
  12. CichlidudeWell Known MemberMember

    For the price of those units might as well go with Sunsun canister units for the same money. Quiet, efficient, inexpensive, only $79 each for a 380 gph unit. Check eBay for the sunsun 303 or 303B.
     
  13. michael68Valued MemberMember

    I love ac filters and have always had them, but i would go canister for your primary and possibly and ac 70 or 110 for extra surface aggitation and filtration.
     
  14. treveValued MemberMember

    I went out and got 2 x 110 ac "early b-day pressie from my wife"
    and I cant believe how quite these filters are :happy0034:.

    I was always a marineland user but the ac has really impressed me so far.
    on my 55 i have 2 emperors and they make a bit of noise but do an awesome job, but that tank is in my dining room so the little noise I can put up with.
    The 75 is in my living room so cant afford to much noise from filters and so far the ac 110's are great.
    Thank all of you for the helpful information:;toast
     
  15. 1hawaii50Valued MemberMember

    +1 on the AC110! I'm running one on my 38 gallon, and I LOVE it!
     
  16. leeishomValued MemberMember

    what settings do you guys use on the 110 for a smaller tank, like 75 and below?
     
  17. 1hawaii50Valued MemberMember

    Sometimes I have mine set to full flow, and sometimes I set it to 1/2 flow. Either rate doesn't seem to bother my fish at all.
     
  18. leeishomValued MemberMember

    the thing is, the AC manual mentioned that having the setting at 50%, would filter 50% more, but then the whole 'more filtration is better' with more water flowing in and out. kinda contradicting.
     
  19. Morgan111Well Known MemberMember

    i just got two ac70's and O love these filters
     
  20. NejiValued MemberMember

    So it is the bigger the better? Do they use a lot of electricity?
     
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