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post #11 of 11 Old 09-13-2018, 12:09 AM
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Whether or not the AC50 is enough is a function of your stocking and to what degree your tank is planted. Plants are essentially part of the filtration system. If you were to stock the tank with goldfish, it would not be enough. It should be enough for stock that is appropriate for the tank size.

But see this is a perfect example of what you first asked about - filtration at capacity. With the AC50 on a 36 gallon you could possibly max out your filtration. Probably not, but still, even if you never actually reached capacity, you could still run at say 80-90%. Doesn’t give you a lot of wiggle room. An AC70 on a 36 gallon is a lot of filter. However, you can dial back the flow rate as to not blow the fish all around the tank, while reaping the benefits of the significantly larger filter housing. Where you would probably not have a problem with the AC50, you would absolutely not have a problem with the AC70.
Im not suggesting you upgrade - just thought I’d use that as an example of what I was talking about earlier.

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