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JDM 12-27-2012 12:08 PM

Aquaclear 50 dimensions anyone?
 
I don't have the filter yet but I am filling the tank. How much clearance do I need to allow behind the tank for the AC50 filter assembly? I can't find dimensions anywhere and our office unit is a 30.

I don't mind leaving a little extra, just in case, but I don't want to leave too much either.

Jeff.

Jwillis 12-27-2012 12:20 PM

I just installed mine last night and had to move the tank(Thank god it wasn't full yet). You will need about 3 inches behind the tank.

JDM 12-27-2012 12:23 PM

Thanks, I've got about 3.5 as is.

Nilet699 12-27-2012 12:46 PM

buy a canister and leave none :-)

JDM 12-27-2012 01:52 PM

I know, I know... Not this time though:roll:

Nilet699 12-27-2012 05:04 PM

Thats ok, there will be PLENTY more chances. once you have one jeff your ruined. You'll have to have another. And then hits Multi tank Syndrome. :)

AbbeysDad 12-28-2012 09:42 AM

I dunno, I have Aquaclears and like them very much and don't feel the need for a canister. Money is better spent on fish, water conditioner, treatments for common ailments, another heater for redundancy, backup plan(s) for a power failure...

Canadian Fish 12-28-2012 06:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AbbeysDad (Post 1365214)
I dunno, I have Aquaclears and like them very much and don't feel the need for a canister. Money is better spent on fish, water conditioner, treatments for common ailments, another heater for redundancy, backup plan(s) for a power failure...

I couldn't agree more.
Also, it is much easier to change the media in an aquaclear, vs a canister.


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