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View Poll Results: How many AC HOBs and what size?

23. You may not vote on this poll
  • 2 AC50s

    1 4.35%
  • 1 AC70

    1 4.35%
  • 2 AC70s

    17 73.91%
  • 1 AC110

    4 17.39%
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    0 Not allowed!
    I'm setting up my 55 gallon goldfish tank this weekend and I've got an AC110 and an Eheim 2213 cannister filter on mine - probably more than I need but then there's no such thing as too much filtration.

    Of those options though I'd go with two AC70's. It's a good idea to have two filters in case something goes wrong with one of them.
    55 gallon - goldfish tank - 1 black moor (Teppic); 1 black & gold telescope eye (Angua); 1 panda butterfly tail (Twoflower)
    40 gallon - planted SE asian biotope - 12 harlequin rasbora (10 more in QT)
    5 gallon cube - currently empty; planned planted cherry shrimp setup

  2. #12


    2 Not allowed!
    ...just resurrecting my thread...took long enough to resolve too.

    Despite the poll results...I purchased an AC110 and just installed it on the 55g with my 3 goldfish living in it...

    Why? Decided it likely didn't make much difference (a 110 is already 2X filtration) and didn't want to clean two filters. I was tired of cleaning the two Emperors.

    I feel guilty tossing the Emperors...they worked quite well...but they were hard to clean and I could no longer find media for them...

    ...and that's it for FISH NEWS from my end. I cleaned both tanks for Xmas...and we're all good to go. Both tanks and denizens are doing quite well. *knockonwood*
    Last edited by Rue; 12-24-2013 at 05:16 PM.
    55 g Goldfish Tank - 3 Fancies, 2 Comets
    25 g Tropical Tank - Celestial Pearl Danio/Mixed

  3. Default

    0 Not allowed!
    Curious why HOB instead of a canister?
    25 Gal - Tropical
    Custom made Wet/Dry/Sump Filter System, AquaClear 20 Powerhead, RenaCal Excel 300 Heater, artificial plants
    Fish - 7 Blackskirt Tetras, German Blue Ram, Bulldog Pleco, Assassin snail.
    "Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success." King Solomon.
    Pictures of my 10 Gal Sump Filtration project

  4. #14


    1 Not allowed!
    lol I was wondering why this thread made a reappearance...
    can't go wrong with ACs...glad the tank is ticking along!

    @ijankrom - one advantage of HOB's/ACs is that they are a lot easier to clean than hoses to disconnect, or having to weasel a heavy canister full of water out from under your tank around your stuff under the stand, lol.

    An HOB you don't even have to take off the tank if you don't want to - just lift out the cage and rinse out your media, and reinsert...

  5. #15


    0 Not allowed!
    Yup! What sheamurai said!

    I actually like cleaning the ACs ...they are easy and satisfying and it doesn't take long...
    55 g Goldfish Tank - 3 Fancies, 2 Comets
    25 g Tropical Tank - Celestial Pearl Danio/Mixed

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