AQ 70 or 110

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

  1. treve

    treve Valued Member Member

    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. cm11599ps

    cm11599ps Well Known Member Member

    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. OP
    OP
    treve

    treve Valued Member Member

    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. navyscuba

    navyscuba Well Known Member Member

    2 x 110's like them.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    treve

    treve Valued Member Member

    Thanks guys
    just wondering are your 110's operating quite?
     
  6. cm11599ps

    cm11599ps Well Known Member Member

    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. Morgan111

    Morgan111 Well Known Member Member

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

    AlyeskaGirl Fishlore VIP Member

    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. cm11599ps

    cm11599ps Well Known Member Member



    lol, I know exactly what you mean.
     
  10. OP
    OP
    treve

    treve Valued Member Member

    Thank you for your input :)
     
  11. b

    brokenwing Well Known Member Member

    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. Cichlidude

    Cichlidude Valued Member Member

    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. m

    michael68 Valued Member Member

    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. OP
    OP
    treve

    treve Valued Member Member

    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. 1

    1hawaii50 Valued Member Member

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

    leeishom Valued Member Member

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

    1hawaii50 Valued Member Member

    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. l

    leeishom Valued Member Member

    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. Morgan111

    Morgan111 Well Known Member Member

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

    Neji Valued Member Member

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




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