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Thread: Filter Things?

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    If your heart is set on that brand, I would go with 2 AC20's, and put one on each end.
    Would that be significantly better?

    I'm willinging to do it if it is, just it's a big price jump for two smaller filters over one big one

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    I like the idea of 2 AC20's also...that will give you almost 2X the filtration for the tank, you can stagger the maintenance on them, and if one ever breaks down (rare for AquaClears), you'll have a backup still running.
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    In my opinion, it would be significantly better. The reason is because I don't think 1 AC filter will pull the water from the whole tank. Two filters, one on each end will solve that problem.
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    I agree with the above posts, I always run 2 filters

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    I agree with mommy1 - better oxygenation and filtration with 2 AC filters. If you want a bit more filtration, go with an AC20 & an AC30, with about 1 inch of 100% polyester quilt batting on the bottom and then filled with ceramic media.
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    go with an AC20 & an AC30, with about 1 inch of 100% polyester quilt batting on the bottom and then filled with ceramic media.
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    If you want a bit more filtration, go with an AC20 & an AC30, with about 1 inch of 100% polyester quilt batting on the bottom and then filled with ceramic media.
    I was thinking of getting 2 AC30s. But would one AC30 and one AC20 be better or would it make much of a different?

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    Both combinations are fine.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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    I was thinking of getting 2 AC30s.
    That's what I'd do, twins, all of the parts would be interchangeable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoelFae View Post
    I was thinking of getting 2 AC30s. But would one AC30 and one AC20 be better or would it make much of a different?
    Two ac30 is the way to go. This is from having AC 20s a pair, 1x30, 1x50. I like the 20s but are too small. Not enough room to customize the filter the way you want. The 30s are great. More room for customizing. Now the 50 has a lot of room to work with.

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