AQ 70 or 110

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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 a lot more filtration?
 
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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.
 
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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?
 
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2 x 110's like them.
 
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Thanks guys
just wondering are your 110's operating quite?
 
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I can't say they're quiet but I can't say they are loud either. After 12 years I'm used to them.
 
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I like the AC line not ever had the other tho
 
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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.
 
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AlyeskaGirl said:
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.


lol, I know exactly what you mean.
 
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Thank you for your input
 
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I have a 75 gallon tank and the 70s don't fit because the rI'm of the tank is to wide. The 110s are larger and fit, just fyi. I don't know what the top is like on your aquarium
 
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treve said:
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?
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.
 
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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.
 
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I went out and got 2 x 110 ac "early b-day pressie from my wife"
and I can't believe how quite these filters are .

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 can't afford to much noise from filters and so far the ac 110's are great.
Thank all of you for the helpful information
 
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+1 on the AC110! I'm running one on my 38 gallon, and I LOVE it!
 
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what settings do you guys use on the 110 for a smaller tank, like 75 and below?
 
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leeishom said:
what settings do you guys use on the 110 for a smaller tank, like 75 and below?
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.
 
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1hawaii50 said:
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.
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.
 
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I just got two ac70's and O love these filters
 
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cm11599ps said:
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.
So it is the bigger the better? Do they use a lot of electricity?
 
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Good morning,

I'm glad you went with the AC 110's. I'm currently running 7 AC's (Aqua Clears) and not a peep out of any of them.

In case you don't have your birth date listed...Happy Birthday!:;hb

:camera:

Ken
 
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