Should I add another HOB filter?

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

  1. Outsider1911Valued MemberMember

    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. BDpupsWell Known MemberMember

    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. AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Good morning,

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

  4. Outsider1911Valued MemberMember

    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. DanB80TTSWell Known MemberMember

    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.
  6. adesilva27New MemberMember

    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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