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Firstsalt 05-11-2009 07:03 PM

Filter question
 
i have a hang on hagan 70 aqua clear filter for a 55 gallon should i get another filter or should i just keep this one or get secound hang on:-?

Twistersmom 05-11-2009 07:15 PM

I would keep what you have and add the second filter. Removing the filter for a replacement filter could harm your cycle. The way a 55 gal is long, having a filter on both sides of the tank would be beneficial.

Firstsalt 05-11-2009 07:18 PM

ok

Firstsalt 05-11-2009 07:19 PM

same size or smaller

Twistersmom 05-11-2009 07:29 PM

I think another of the same size would work out well.

Firstsalt 05-11-2009 07:47 PM

thnx

Pasfur 05-11-2009 08:59 PM

I disagree completely.

The first AquaClear has no place on a 55 gallon saltwater aquarium. Adding a 2nd only makes the situation worse. These filters are designed to remove particulates from the water and biologically process ammonia and nitrite. This is exactly the opposite of what we are trying to do in a marine aquarium. Unless there is information that I am missing on this thread, you are not on the right track for a successful marine aquarium.

Twistersmom 05-11-2009 09:11 PM

Opps! Listen to Pasfur!
I did not catch that you where asking filter advice for a salt water tank.
My mistake. Sorry.
With your user name and signature, I don't know how I over looked it!

Pasfur 05-11-2009 09:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Twistersmom (Post 194622)
Opps! Listen to Pasfur!
I did not catch that you where asking filter advice for a salt water tank.
My mistake. Sorry.
With your user name and signature, I don't know how I over looked it!

:-) LOL

It happens. I can't tell you how many times i've typed an answer and then realized I had misread the question.

onefish2fish 05-11-2009 09:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pasfur (Post 194617)
I disagree completely.

The first AquaClear has no place on a 55 gallon saltwater aquarium. Adding a 2nd only makes the situation worse. These filters are designed to remove particulates from the water and biologically process ammonia and nitrite. This is exactly the opposite of what we are trying to do in a marine aquarium. Unless there is information that I am missing on this thread, you are not on the right track for a successful marine aquarium.

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