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    Best filtration setup for my tank

    I'm picking up a used tank tomorrow, 36x12.5xI don't know but it's tall, maybe 30 inches? Seller says it's 50 gallons. I have a few filtration options and would like to hear pros and cons.
    Setup 1: Aquaclear 500(same as 110). Large filter has enough flow for the tank size, but I don't have foam for it. No big deal but that also means more cycling.

    Setup 2: Aquaclear 50 with 2 tubes to go further down and an AC30 with a single tube. Both are in use, one in my 29G that is bowing and thus getting retired and the 30 is in my current snail/shrimp tank so the media is mature and healthy.

    Setup 3: AC500 and 30. Too much filtering or flow? One mature set of media beteeen both.

    Thoughts? It will be set up this weekend most likely.

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    Its probably 18 inches tall, which makes it a 35. More filtration the better.

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    It actually looks just a bit less tall than it is long. Photos can be hard to judge though

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    There is a 36x12x24....which is 45. Easiest way, measure it when you get it haha

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    Id use the bigger filter , then seed the tank using your established filter media. however if all the established filter is running if for shrimp and snails it likely has very minimal bacteria colonies so it may take a bit to cycle either way.
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    LxWxH/231 sq.inches=gal.An AC110 would be too much flow for a 40 tall tank.Unless of course your setting up a river scape.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by blue lagoon Click here to enlarge
    LxWxH/231 sq.inches=gal.An AC110 would be too much flow for a 40 tall tank.Unless of course your setting up a river scape.
    I had one on a 35 (36x12x18) wasn't too much flow.

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    Problem solved, they had no idea it was really a 29G. I measured when I got there, but at least I have a direct replacement for my bowing 29...

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