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12-03-2012 01:12 AM
rrastro The closer contact you get with a previously cycled seed sponge the faster it will get the new filter ready. I would take the sponge out of the existing filter and place it below the new sponge in the AC50. That way there is direct contact and flow between the existing bacteria and its new home. If you want you could take the carbon from the new filter and swap it in place of the old sponge from the old filter to take up space, but otherwise carbon is fairly useless. It's still going to take time to get the new filter up to speed on its own but this will help. I'm guessing you're still looking at a week or two before it's ready.
12-03-2012 01:03 AM
zzrguy It a combo it been up and running around three months. This is a additional filter.
12-03-2012 12:05 AM
rrastro Lots of variables there. Are you going to use seeded filter materials to get things going faster? What is your intended use for the tank: planted, fish, shrimp, combo? Are you doing fishless cycle w/ ammonia?
12-02-2012 05:15 PM
zzrguy How long do you think it will take to cycle the new filter.

I want to turn the aqueon into a chemical filter.
11-29-2012 09:10 PM
zzrguy The AC70 seem so big for this tank.

I hopen to pick it up tomorrow. Im going with the AC50.
11-28-2012 04:46 PM
secuono The bigger the better. At least a 50.
11-28-2012 04:34 PM
talontsiawd I would do at least a 50. I was using a 20 and a 50 on my 29 gallon way back and it was far from too much flow.
11-28-2012 04:02 PM
rrastro Always get at least the next size up aquaclear from the size of your tank. For example with a 10 gal you get at least an AC20, 20 gal at least AC30, etc... My 5.5 gal has an AC20 but I think an AC30 would be fine, too. Over-filtration doesn't exist unless your livestock like things mucky or with zero flow.
11-28-2012 01:50 PM
tiggity I AC 50 or AC 70 would work great (I have a AC 50 on a 10 gal-filters great).

I also have a Fluval C4 and that's a nice HOB filter. Separate media compartments so you can customize your filtration.
11-28-2012 12:54 PM
Originally Posted by acitydweller View Post
Would you not consider the new fluval Hobson, which are unofficially dubbed the aqua clear v2.0's?

Can't find any on Long Island to look at.
Was took it just a sexxier case around a Aquaclear everything inside is the same.
11-28-2012 12:46 PM
Originally Posted by acitydweller View Post
Would you not consider the new fluval Hobson, which are unofficially dubbed the aqua clear v2.0's?
Is this what you are talking about?
11-28-2012 12:39 PM
zzrguy Opps my bad I ment AC30 or AC50 d
Dam pain killer.
11-28-2012 10:34 AM
acitydweller Would you not consider the new fluval Hobson, which are unofficially dubbed the aqua clear v2.0's?
11-28-2012 10:11 AM
Cilenez i have a 20g tall and i have the aqua clear 50 on it...

i agree with everyone else here, get either a 50 or a 70
11-28-2012 06:43 AM
sepulvd i agree with everyone else go ac50 or ac70. i had 1 ac50 on a 20g it was perfect for that tank
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