I've been using an Aquaclear 50 on mine, plus a 160gph powerhead with a foam prefilter that powers 2 UG jets, plus shoots a stream along the top to agitate the water surface. The water stays crystal clear. I like to overkill filtration, but if I was just using a HOB and no powerhead or air pump, I'd probably go with the Aquaclear 70 or something else with 350 gph circulation.jkulysses said:I'm going to being setting up a 20g long tank with Neolamprologus Multifasciatus and I'm not sure which filter to get. Should I be looking at a 150gph filter like the penguin 150 or aquaclear 30 or should I get a 200gph filter???
Ditto! However, I like to have an extra one too. Two AC50s with a JEHMCO Filtermax prefilter on each intake.dotbomb said:I have an AC50 with a foam prefilter over the intake to keep the sand out in my 20 long. Water is crystal clear.
Wow thanks for all the replies I just ordered an AC 50. Are these the filters your referring to that will slip just slip over my intake tube to keep sand out of the filter??? http://www.amazon.com/Pre-Filter-Sponge ... 410&sr=8-4dotbomb said:Another option for prefilter sponge for the AC50 is the fluval prefilter sponge. You can either get the name brand (large chain store carries them on their shelves) or you can buy a knock off online.
I have the JEHMCO ones as well... you can never have too many fish gizmos! :lol:
Yes, those are the prefilters I use on my AC50. I rinse them in tap water every week (not concerned about bio on a prefilter personally and I need to blast out all the debris).jkulysses said:Wow thanks for all the replies I just ordered an AC 50. Are these the filters your referring to that will slip just slip over my intake tube to keep sand out of the filter???