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  1. #1

    Question Is AC 70 overkill for my well stocked 29 gallon?


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    Hello there. I have a question for those who know about filters. I currently run the aqua clear 50 AND aqua tech 5-15 on my 29 gallon. I find with the AC 50 it is not enough. So I went and bought the aqua clear 70 because I just want one filter and less cords things etc. So do you think it is overkill? The filter looks HUGE.
    Basically I was filtering about 300 GPH with my other 2 combined I think.......

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    I should say for stock I have 4 gold barbs and 6 rosy barbs in my tank.
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    I dont think so. It will allow plenty of area for a good biofilter and allow for mistakes down the road. It should work great long term.
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    IMO an AC70 is perfect for a 29g. It is what I always use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandz View Post
    I dont think so. It will allow plenty of area for a good biofilter and allow for mistakes down the road. It should work great long term.
    +1. And, if you keep your water level above the bottom of the AC waterfall, you will have really good water movement at the surface.
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    Thanks. I will keep it then. ;) I have one more question.....
    Aqua advisor says I am overstocked by one rosy barb, is this cause for concern? I am very anal about water changes, I do them once per week. And how big do rosy barbs get a maturity? Mind are not fully grown yet, although my Gold barbs seem to be. They are about 2 and a half inches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guppymummy View Post
    Thanks. I will keep it then. ;) I have one more question.....
    Aqua advisor says I am overstocked by one rosy barb, is this cause for concern? I am very anal about water changes, I do them once per week. And how big do rosy barbs get a maturity? Mind are not fully grown yet, although my Gold barbs seem to be. They are about 2 and a half inches.
    Check www.seriouslyfish.com for the profile for your barbs. Not sure about the overstocking issue.
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    No you are not overstocked. They are schooling fish thus can be considered as a group more than individual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingFisher View Post
    IMO an AC70 is perfect for a 29g. It is what I always use.
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    I have an AC70 on my 29 gallon QT. you can always restrict the flow, while still having the benefits of the added media. It is quite a bit larger than the AC50 though :)
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