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Old 01-05-2005, 10:55 PM   #1
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3-in 1 filter

any thoughts on filters that give u the 3 filteration in i filter (chemical,mechanical,biological)?pros and cons

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Old 01-06-2005, 04:51 PM   #2
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Do you mean a regular hob or canister filter with carbon, floss, maybe biowheel?
If so, they are alright on some tanks. Maybe on a fo tank. I have one on each of my tanks but have removed the floss and filled them with lr rubble instead. If you have plenty of lr and a good skimmer you don't need a hob except maybe for the occasional carbon use. If you have a sump you can put the carbon in it and not even have a hob. I only keep the hob because my heater is part of it(tetratec 500 w/200w heater.) otherwise I wouldn't even have it. I also have a hob aquaclear300 that's been converted to a refugium. If you already have it, it can come in handy but if you are planning on going with a reef setup, save the money for a good skimmer and live rock.

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Old 01-06-2005, 04:57 PM   #3
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Pretty much all filter do "3 in 1" filtering. What type of filter are you looking at???
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