Should I add another HOB filter?

Discussion in 'Filters and Filtration' started by Outsider1911, Aug 5, 2015.

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    Outsider1911 Valued Member Member

    Hey i just upgraded to a 55 g from a 29g... currently i have an aquaclear 70 on it, and quite a few plants. Wondering if i should add another aquaclear 70.. or maybe just my topfin 30? or if the 1 aquaclear 70 on it was fine? Currently i have:
    4 denison barbs
    6 endlers
    6 cardinal tetras
    1 dwarf gourami
    2 small angelfish
    2 bristlenose plecos
    i clean it once a week
     
  2. BDpups

    BDpups Well Known Member Member

    I would put another AC 70 on it just for more surface movement. Use the sponge and fill it up with floss. It can act like a water polisher.
     
  3. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Good morning,

    The more filtration the better as long as the fish are not being blown around the aquarium by the current.

    Ken
     
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    Outsider1911 Valued Member Member

    i appreciate the replies, glad the floss was mentioned, learn something new everyday. I will go buy a new ac70 and some filter floss. thanks a lot
     
  5. DanB80TTS

    DanB80TTS Well Known Member Member

    I would look into a canister filter personally, a sunsun canister would be cheaper than another AC70 and would provide much better filtration than two HOBs.

    Either way, more filtration is better.
     
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    adesilva27 New Member Member

    You always want 2 filters on a larger tank. It's all about redundancy when keeping in a larger aquarium. If 1 is good than 2 is better.
     




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