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To much filtration for a 65?

Setting up a new 65 gal (36x18x24). I have a couple of AquaClear 110's laying around. Would it be too much flow to use both filters?
Just going to a community tank with sand, driftwood and low light plants. Thanks

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2 110's is probably preferable IMO...

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Thanks for the help. I was kind of leaning that way.
I also have a 150w and a 250w heater. We keep the house at 74F all year. Which one would do the best job at keeping the water temp at 78 - 80F? Thanks

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Thanks for the help. I was kind of leaning that way.
I also have a 150w and a 250w heater. We keep the house at 74F all year. Which one would do the best job at keeping the water temp at 78 - 80F? Thanks
250w probably... If you can "hide" them then run both... Or use a single one (250w) but consider a temp controller instead of relying on the internal thermostat on the heater(s).
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With deeper tank of that substrate surface area 1 wouldn’t be enough, I use to have exact same size tank. 2 @500gph might be a bit overkill but you can cut output back a bit so each one is doing about 350-400gph, that will give you 700-800gph moving around tank which to me was sweet spot.
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I would run both heaters so they don't have to run as long to keep temp and in case one fails . I also agree to get a controller . Inkbird has DIY ones or ready to go ones . Look in the vendors section of this forum .
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Why do you want to heat the tank to 78-80 degrees?
I keep most of my tropicals at 74 degrees with no problem.
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Why do you want to heat the tank to 78-80 degrees?
I keep most of my tropicals at 74 degrees with no problem.
I want to help the cycle move a little quicker and hope to promote initial growth of new plants. After a short period I plan on keeping everything at 76F.

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I would run both heaters so they don't have to run as long to keep temp and in case one fails . I also agree to get a controller . Inkbird has DIY ones or ready to go ones . Look in the vendors section of this forum .
I agree. If I use a controller, should I keep the heater thermostat a couple of degrees higher then the controller setpoint?

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With deeper tank of that substrate surface area 1 wouldn’t be enough, I use to have exact same size tank. 2 @500gph might be a bit overkill but you can cut output back a bit so each one is doing about 350-400gph, that will give you 700-800gph moving around tank which to me was sweet spot.
Perfect. I was hoping someone would chime in with the same setup. Thanks

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Yes just keep the heater thermostat a degree or so above what you have controller set to .

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