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12-05-2012 02:45 AM
Wayne Dwops Wow conflicting ideas. Why is the carbon no good? I want to try the bio pellets just to see what happens but i can already see they are going to be a hassle. Anyway, my AQ70 came today and where do i put the Hydor ThEO heater! Do I have to cut the sponge to get it to fit?
12-04-2012 02:39 AM
Knox_legend More water volume in a small tank is a good thing. I used to run a AC 70 in a small 5 gallon reef. If your worried about flow put the AC 30 or 20 impeller in the 70.
12-04-2012 02:12 AM
steven p Polyfill is the shiznit of the filter media world, if your filters accomidate it. $3 a year for media...
12-04-2012 01:43 AM
secuono I keep the carbon, but don't keep the bag, it will disintegrate in time making a huge mess.
Doesn't carbon have a high porous surface? So it's good for beneficial bacteria to grow?
12-04-2012 01:37 AM
kevmo911 Get rid of the carbon, and replace it with either more bio or mechanical media. I'd go with some filter floss or an extra sponge.
12-04-2012 01:28 AM
Wayne Dwops I asked my father and he said he could cut the hood no problem, so I'll stick with the 70! Are there any other filter medias I should look into besides the 3 it comes with?
12-04-2012 01:25 AM
secuono I would do the same thing, get a big filter, modify the hood.
12-04-2012 01:20 AM
OrangeSoda I am of the opinion that no decision is stupid as long as you have a Dremel, the will to cut and enough patience to plan a nice looking cut.
12-04-2012 12:19 AM
somewhatshocked If you're comfortable modifying your hood, the AC70 will work fine. You'll just have to turn the flow down a bit.

If you aren't comfortable with it, you could always buy a smaller AquaClear and sell the 70.
12-03-2012 11:46 PM
Wayne Dwops
Was this stupid? AQ 70 for 10 gallon tank

I bought it because I thought it was cool that the heater could fit in the basket. But I will have to cut my hood for the filter to fit and now I'm wondering if getting the AQ70 was a stupid idea and I should have just gotten the AQ30 that would fit with my hood? (the Marineland LED 10g hood)

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