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Hi,

I installed my AC 70 filter on my new 90g perfecto tank and the molding on the tank is too wide for the filter to sit properly...the result is that the filter is sitting at least one inch too high. the molding has an exta "mini" lip that is preventing the AC from sitting an inch lower. should i cut the mini lip off the tank or modify the filter?
 

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Are you talking about the lip that connects from the top of the lighting hood? If you are they can be easily removed even without cutting them. Just simply snap them off as they should be precut for this issue.
 

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Dj823cichild said:
Are you talking about the lip that connects from the top of the lighting hood? If you are they can be easily removed even without cutting them. Just simply snap them off as they should be precut for this issue.
nope, the molding that is attatched to the rim of the aquarium.
 

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Mudkicker said:
Dj823cichild said:
Are you talking about the lip that connects from the top of the lighting hood? If you are they can be easily removed even without cutting them. Just simply snap them off as they should be precut for this issue.
nope, the molding that is attatched to the rim of the aquarium.
I think you would be able to trim that little bit off without any damage to the tank or the molding itself.
 

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this is what i mean
 

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My AC70 fit fine on my trim and its just like yours. Thats too weird!??
 

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60gallon said:
My AC70 fit fine on my trim and its just like yours. Thats too weird!??
my AC is over ten years old maybe they are a little different now?
 

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Probably so then. :)
 

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Is it possible that the trim of a 55 gallons is thinner compared to one on a 90 gallons, since i'm guessing the glass of the tank is probably thinner too?

The Aquaclear 70 is rated for tank of 70 gallons max, so it's possible it doesn't fit perfectly for a 90 gallons. I have a Aquaclear 110 on a 90 gallons and i don't have this issue.
 

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LordDracula said:
Is it possible that the trim of a 55 gallons is thinner compared to one on a 90 gallons, since i'm guessing the glass of the tank is probably thinner too?

The Aquaclear 70 is rated for tank of 70 gallons max, so it's possible it doesn't fit perfectly for a 90 gallons. I have a Aquaclear 110 on a 90 gallons and i don't have this issue.
yeah, i think i will take my dremel to the filter and trim some plastic off instead of messing with the tank.
 

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I recall having the same issue with a brand new 70 on my 60 gallon tank with the same footprint as a 55 gallon. I replaced it with a 110. The 70 fits on my 29 gallon tank just fine.
 

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BillD said:
the ideal solution would be an AC110.
I agree. I can sell u my AC110 for a very good price. I was looking to replace it with another canister. PM me if interested Hehe.
what's a very good price LOL? this new tank is bleeding me dry!
 

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I don't think I would be taking a dremel to my tank in order to accomodate a 10 year old filter that's most likely not going to provide enough filtration anyway. :roll:
 

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noddy said:
I don't think I would be taking a dremel to my tank in order to accomodate a 10 year old filter that's most likely not going to provide enough filtration anyway. :roll:
i would be taking a dremel to the filter, not the tank. the AC is only one of 3 filters on the tank.

the other two being an emperor 280 and a hot magnum 250.

http://www.cichlid-forum.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=225316
 
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