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Which filter-Aquaclear70 or SunSun Canister Filter

8 years 2 months ago #34008 by pmsmith2032
Thanks! After further research I think I'm going to use the 30-60, an Aquaclear 110 and a Jardin sponge filter hooked up to an air pump.

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8 years 2 months ago #34006 by PhilandLeeAnn
Initially and, depending on bio load, longer. The 30 60 won't have much in the way of media for biological filtration, but the mechanical filtration should help extend the usefulness of the Aquaclear. Regarding air pumps and sponge filters, I like having the extra media and right in the tank with aeration. It's also easier to back up with a battery air pump if the wind blows limbs down causing a 12 or more hour outage.

I am not an African specialist by any means, but here are some basics to consider. If not already, you will want to carefully consider what fish and at what size to combine in your tank. Mbuna? Haps? Victorian, Tanganyika, Malawi. Diet compatibility. A fish suited to colonies or a male with 3 females? Show tank of only males (not necessarily suitable for a colony preferring fish)? The more specific your questions, the more helpful the answers. That and discussions at meetings, swap meets and in fish rooms to even know what you want to ask. As far as variety and color, Malawi tanks of haps and/or aulonocara or of mbuna are frequently successful. You usually try to match levels of aggression in consultation with reliable experience.

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8 years 2 months ago - 8 years 2 months ago #34005 by pmsmith2032
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Thanks for the response! I just realized I have an old Aqua Tech 30-60 that came with the used tank when i bought it......would this filter along with a Aquaclear 110 be an okay combo at least initially?
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8 years 2 months ago #34004 by scubadiver
aquaclear by far

cannisters go skunk to easy main attraction of cannister is quietness.

The other thing you may want to try is just an airpump and two or three sponge filters.

Almost all breeders use sponge filters simple easy and cheap to replace.

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8 years 2 months ago #34002 by pmsmith2032
I need some advice on what filters to buy. This will be our first time with African Cichlids (have raised other tropical fish in 10 gallon tanks and smaller in the past) and we are trying to determine which two filters would be best (less maintence, easy to use, less poop) for our new 55 gallon tank. We are contemplating either the Aquaclear 70 or the SunSun Canister Filter HW-302 sold on ebay. We will be using two filters and will buy two of one model or one of each, whichever is better. We will be stocking the tank eventually with African Cichlid Malawis. Is the Aquaclear 70 adequate (if that's what we choose), or would we need the Aquaclear 110 (we are trying to work on a budget). Thanks in advance!

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