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I would like to see the various filtration setups of the people here and include the tank sizes. I run the same setups on my 55 and 75 as well as the 90 I'm getting tomorrow.

This consists of a UGF with a AC 500 hooked to it on one end and a 1140 powerhead at the other end. I also run a magnum 350 canister with bio wheels. This works great for me anyway and the water is crystal clear.

Just curious to see what everyone is running. :rockin:
 

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just moved to a new house, but since I've been here I, one of my tank set-ups is a 180 reef-ready, built in filtration, 2 corner pre-plumbed overflows. I have a 60 gal acrylic wet/dry from Aqua Clear, MagDrive 24 pump, MagDrive 7 pump/powerhead, Emperor 400. The water flows like a river. The rhom loves it.
 

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homemade sump 35 gallon with rio2500 pump and a eheim
canister filter with angstrom uv.
 

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I have an 80 gallon with one eheim canister (for biofiltration) and two 100gph internal filters (for mechanical filtration and surface agition/creating current. Besides that, one 325gph powerhead.
 

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Although ACs do turn over lots of water, they leave alot to be desired as far as filtration goes. They lack the ability to remove fine particulate matter, and their ability to adequately provide sufficient biological filtration is not as good as some of the other filters on the market.
 

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I got that new whisper filer i forgot what its alled i think it is there newest one the one that fushes and has 4 filters and the internal heater
 

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I still swear by the AC's. My tanks have always been crystal clear and biologically correct. However, I think I need to give most of the credit on my setup to the magnum 350 running the bio wheels. I also do frequent water changes and monitor my water extremely close.

I tried a whisper once but wasn't happy with it. I did have one problem once with a AC500. It backed up and pushed the top off and spilled water over the back.

I guess different setups work for different people. That's kind of why I started this topic. That and I thought about trying something new on the 90 I picked up yesterday. I'm just leary of trying a new setup when what I have seems to work great.
 

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I got it on sale for $370 for tank, top, light, and pine stand. It's an All Glass brand which tend to go for around $500 here with these things included.

I deal allot with this guy so he usually shoots me some good deals. He also has a brand new custom ordered Oceanic 200 gallon with stand and lights. The stand and tank were designed to be in an open area rather than against the wall. Because the customer backed out of the purchase, he will sell it for $1650. I'm still thinking about it but I've got this huge wrap around that I'm doing and I think the wife may kill me if I get it.

It's super nice and it's got the granite finish. It also has a sump but I'm not sure what brand.

I think I got a sweet deal on the 90. I think I'm going to eventually add the oak stand and canopy to it though. :rockin: :rockin:
 

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Cool, clay made it.. Yea, I like ac's too. I have a ac500,ac300 and eheim canister on my 55 as well as a emperor 400,ac500, and an eheim canister on my 80. With a broken fluval canister about to go on the 80.
 

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That's a pretty sweet deal for what you got, but check this out.

I got an 80 gallon setup including wood stand,hood,lights, filtration, and a 10inch black diamond rhom for $170.. :rockin:
 

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I have a 55g with a penguin 330, an air bubbler, and a heater. Plenty of rocks with caves and plants. My fish love to swim in the bubbles and like to hand out in the caves. :
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