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Aqua Ultima ll for my 125gal?

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Aqua Ultima ll for my 125gal?
Old 07-10-2012, 10:50 AM   #1
 
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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.
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:18 AM   #2
 
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:15 AM   #3
 
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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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Old 07-11-2012, 07:45 AM   #4
 
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They are pond filters and I think the flow rate will be way too much for your tank.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:24 AM   #5
 
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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.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:27 AM   #6
 
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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.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:39 AM   #7
 
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I run an XP4 and a 530 gph sunsun (same as the C-530) on my 125. Fantastic, they are.
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