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Thread: AC70 Owners

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    I have mine on a 50 long without problems. I've stuffed it with 1 1/2 sponges and biomedia and added a prefilter sponge on the intake (made from one of the spare sponges for the AC). I also purchased an impeller for an AC50 (motor is the same) in case the flow was too much...but haven't had to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Thanks guys, I really am considering doing this...why?....because another tank just isn't feasible for the time being...but with more filtration...more FISH in a tank I already have are quite feasible, hopefully

    You guys take a look at my current stocking in my sig, and let me know your opinions on how many more (probably) tetras I'd be able to add to the tank...even with my current stock, I fell like the tank would look better with a few more fish

    I'm thinking rummynose, cardinals, neons, something along that line

    Wonder if this part needs to be in a new thread (?)

    Off to do some work out in the garage, you guys ponder for me, and I'll be back in a few hours...and THANKS for all the help, couldn't do it without you guys and gals
    I think you would enjoy the constant motion of a school of 10-12 Rummy nose the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeboraBremner View Post
    I also purchased an impeller for an AC50 (motor is the same) in case the flow was too much...but haven't had to use it.
    I didn't notice the motors were the same on the 50 and 70, but that is a great idea.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus View Post
    I didn't notice the motors were the same on the 50 and 70, but that is a great idea.
    Surprised me too! Motor is the same from AC20 to 70...only the impeller changes. http://www.petsandponds.com/en/aquar...p16360708.html

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    I agree with steeler - those rummynose would add color and a different shape fish to your tank. I like not only different colors, but different body styles.

    If looking at the AC70 from the side without the intake tube, keep your water level about 1/4-1/2 inch above the side of the filter waterfall. As the water gets closer to the top, you will see the side of the waterfall underwater. When about 1/4-1/2 inch is showing, stop filling the tank. You will have about 3-5 ripples across the surface, back to front. This is what causes the exchange of gases and oxygenates the tank. The water level will be right below your glass top. As your 40B is 18 inches front to back, I don't think you will have any problem with too much flow, even on the high setting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeboraBremner View Post
    I have mine on a 50 long without problems. I've stuffed it with 1 1/2 sponges and biomedia and added a prefilter sponge on the intake (made from one of the spare sponges for the AC). I also purchased an impeller for an AC50 (motor is the same) in case the flow was too much...but haven't had to use it.
    Thanks Deb, I'll definately have a PFS...how did you go about doing a sponge and a half?...I've got plenty, just received and used a small piece off of an AC110 sponge to make a PFS for my eheim intake tube, so I have extra open-cell sponge tp play with

    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus View Post
    I didn't notice the motors were the same on the 50 and 70, but that is a great idea.
    Quote Originally Posted by DeboraBremner View Post
    Surprised me too! Motor is the same from AC20 to 70...only the impeller changes. http://www.petsandponds.com/en/aquar...p16360708.html
    I had read about that too, same motor, but different impellar shape and design is all that differentiates the different sizes of AC HOBs, to a degree...and thanks for that link!

    Quote Originally Posted by gronlaura View Post
    I agree with steeler - those rummynose would add color and a different shape fish to your tank. I like not only different colors, but different body styles.

    If looking at the AC70 from the side without the intake tube, keep your water level about 1/4-1/2 inch above the side of the filter waterfall. As the water gets closer to the top, you will see the side of the waterfall underwater. When about 1/4-1/2 inch is showing, stop filling the tank. You will have about 3-5 ripples across the surface, back to front. This is what causes the exchange of gases and oxygenates the tank. The water level will be right below your glass top. As your 40B is 18 inches front to back, I don't think you will have any problem with too much flow, even on the high setting.
    I think the rummys are in my future...you guys who know me well will remember that when I first started the 40B build that rummys were the first fish I was infatuated with, but with the colombians and the rosys, I was thinking I'd have too much red in there...I am re-thinking that notion

    Plus, lots of videos I have seen of the rummys shows them truly shaoling, staying close together...my three tetra species seem content to just explore individually on their own...they'll partially shoal every now and again, but not like I believe rummys would do in my tank...plus, rummys are so active!...lots of time in the 40B, besides feeding time of course, the tetra residents just kind of hang around the lower third of the tank, peacefully exploring and playing...and of course the hatchets have their dominion at the very top, usually...

    I am thinking I may go ahead and do this....Mrs. Slap has reservations, she reminds me of how I liked the idea of a (mostly) hidden canister filter when viewing the whole tank...an aesthetic thing, I guess...and I did feel that way, back then...but now is now, I have chronic MTS, and I can't have another tank just yet, so I may have a new acronym to describe what I suffer from: MFS

    I think the perfect remedy for what ails me would be to add some more fish to the tank I have, but only if I can do it responsibly, with the well-being of ANY future fish I may have at the forefront of importance...if you guys agree, or if you don't, I'd like to hear from you

    PS: If I'm going to pay TWS to ship me maybe 12-15 rummys, I may go ahead and use the shipping charge to grab a few more corys, too...weitzmanis have my attention here lately, such a pretty fish
    Last edited by Slaphppy7; 01-03-2014 at 10:23 PM.
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    I cut the sponge in half lengthwise, making it approx 1" thick and added that with a full sponge, and bio media...making for a well packed filter!

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    Sounds easy enough, thanks again!
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    Extra filtration does provide for more bacteria to convert more waste but it does not create a bigger tank. Your fish still need room to swim. The most I would do is add one or two fish to your rosy, pristella, and cory groups and that is about it.
    You are going to have to resist that MTS urge or buy a new tank.
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    Thanks mommy1...I am going to try to post a new video of the entire tank later tonight, on my 40B thread, so that everyone here can get a glimpse of a (bit) of a day in the life of my tank
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