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post #1 of 7 Old 07-10-2012, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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Aqua Ultima ll for my 125gal?

I have the option of buying an Aqua Ultima ll for my 125 gallon CA/SA Cichlid Aquarium. Does anyone think anything against this? I have been doing a little vit of research and it looks like it ideal for ponds, but I have heard of others using pong canisters for their aquariums. The flow rate is between 500gph and 1200gph. I would be adding this onto my aquarium which already has a Marineland C-530 canister.

125Gal: 7 Silver Dollars, 1 Albino BN Plecos, 1 Green Terror, 1 Gold Severum, Red Severum, 8 Rio Cahals, and 2 Festivum

55Gal: 3 German Blue Rams, 2 Bolivian Rams, 1 Super Red Pleco, 9 Bloodfin Tetras, and 9 Oto Catfish

29Gal: Quarentine/Hospital Tank

20Gal: Female Pastel Ball Python
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post #3 of 7 Old 07-11-2012, 07:15 AM
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I'm afraid I haven't heard of that brand before, so I can't say.

South American fish though usually come from slow moving water so you may not want a lot of current. If that filter is adjustable you should be okay.

A filter is a filter, usually the only difference is the brand name and the quality that comes with that. Some are more reliable than others, but they all accomplish the same goal in the same way. Force water through media.

Are you going fully planted? I ask because if you are, flow rate becomes less of an issue since the plants handle most of the waste while the filter just gets rid of floating particles for clear water, and to break up temperature gradients in the tank.
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post #4 of 7 Old 07-11-2012, 07:45 AM
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They are pond filters and I think the flow rate will be way too much for your tank.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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post #5 of 7 Old 07-11-2012, 08:24 AM
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Those filters aren't cheap, and you still have to buy a pump it looks like, which will be another $100 or so. The flow would only be too much if you chose such a pump.

I would just get a second aquarium canister to compliment the one you have.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #6 of 7 Old 07-11-2012, 08:27 AM
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Rena XP4 or Fluval FX5 would work for that tank.

You can pick up an FX5 new on ebay for $250.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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I run an XP4 and a 530 gph sunsun (same as the C-530) on my 125. Fantastic, they are.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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