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post #1 of 12 Old 05-11-2009, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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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

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55 gallon tank
21 pounds of live rock
60 pounds of sand 40 live 20 not
25 to 35 pounds of non live rock
1 three stripe Damsels
1 salfin tang
1 clark's clownfish
1 six line
1 wachtman goby
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post #2 of 12 Old 05-11-2009, 08:15 PM
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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.
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post #3 of 12 Old 05-11-2009, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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ok

"Fish are Friends not Food"

55 gallon tank
21 pounds of live rock
60 pounds of sand 40 live 20 not
25 to 35 pounds of non live rock
1 three stripe Damsels
1 salfin tang
1 clark's clownfish
1 six line
1 wachtman goby
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post #4 of 12 Old 05-11-2009, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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same size or smaller

"Fish are Friends not Food"

55 gallon tank
21 pounds of live rock
60 pounds of sand 40 live 20 not
25 to 35 pounds of non live rock
1 three stripe Damsels
1 salfin tang
1 clark's clownfish
1 six line
1 wachtman goby
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post #5 of 12 Old 05-11-2009, 08:29 PM
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I think another of the same size would work out well.
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post #6 of 12 Old 05-11-2009, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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"Fish are Friends not Food"

55 gallon tank
21 pounds of live rock
60 pounds of sand 40 live 20 not
25 to 35 pounds of non live rock
1 three stripe Damsels
1 salfin tang
1 clark's clownfish
1 six line
1 wachtman goby
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post #7 of 12 Old 05-11-2009, 09:59 PM
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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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post #8 of 12 Old 05-11-2009, 10:11 PM
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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!

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post #9 of 12 Old 05-11-2009, 10:18 PM
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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.
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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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