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Want to get y'alls opinions. Wanting to filter a 75 gallon but undecided on 1 eheim 2217 or 2 aquaclear 110's. Trying to convert my 3 75's to the same type of filtration. I'd prefer the eheim since it'll be 1 filter but not sure if its enough. I do weekly 75% WC. Let me know what y'all think, thanks.
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What is you main goal for filtration outside of matching the 3 tanks (cool!)?

Low wattage use or easiest to clean? I think that the 110's would be easiest to clean, each. But that would be 6 to maintain. Which I guess you could get away with clean one of each tank every 2 weeks and always have a fully BB filled unit.... They are only 14 watts each as well. so that's 28w in filtration per tank with them.

How many watts does that Eheim use?
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What is you main goal for filtration outside of matching the 3 tanks (cool!)?

Low wattage use or easiest to clean? I think that the 110's would be easiest to clean, each. But that would be 6 to maintain. Which I guess you could get away with clean one of each tank every 2 weeks and always have a fully BB filled unit.... They are only 14 watts each as well. so that's 28w in filtration per tank with them.

How many watts does that Eheim use?
Looking for the easy cleaning and best filtration (if choosing between these two filters). As far as wattage i believe the 2217 is 20w. Also want one type so that i only have to worry about purchasing 1 type of replacement media and can purchase in bulk. Really like the performance of the AQ110 but probably need 2 and eheim 2217 says it can filter 159 gallons. If i can get away with only 1 filter that would be great. Also forgot to mention tanks are going to be stocking 1 tropheus group per tank.
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If you are looking for ease of use and a good turn over ratio I would just use sponges attached to powerheads.. The marine land maxi jet 900 has a flow rate 230 gph and 10w. Two of those in a 75 would be perfect. IMO
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I have a Fluval 305 and 405 on my 75. The 405 was fine for the tank by itself. I just recently took down a 55 and moved its 305 to the 75.
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My vote is with the 110's, have just one on my 60 and it's plenty useful.
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If you are looking for ease of use and a good turn over ratio I would just use sponges attached to powerheads.. The marine land maxi jet 900 has a flow rate 230 gph and 10w. Two of those in a 75 would be perfect. IMO
I've thought about doing this but wasn't sure if it would be enough. Even thought about 1 AQ110 and 1 sponge.
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My vote is with the 110's, have just one on my 60 and it's plenty useful.
Lol. I'm also a big fan of the 110's. They turn over a ton of water
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Is a FX5 to big for a 75?
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I've thought about doing this but wasn't sure if it would be enough. Even thought about 1 AQ110 and 1 sponge.
That would work too..l
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