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Old 08-22-2014, 07:51 PM   #1
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60 gal cube filtration -no sump or canister?

I bought a cheap 60gal (230litre) - close to being a cube shape as I could picture an amazing reef with the height of the glass however there is no room for a sump. If I buy around 10- 20kgs of live rock and buy a hob skimmer and do regular wcs, will this be enough filtration to support a reef tank or will I need a canister too or a hob filter? I was sent a link previously about various filtration methods but am more curious about the size of the tank and if the skimmer and bio filtration using LR would be enough. I have also been looking up hob refugiums but they are in the USA and combined with postage it's a killer $$. Thanks


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Old 08-23-2014, 07:02 PM   #2
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I bought a cheap 60gal (230litre) - close to being a cube shape as I could picture an amazing reef with the height of the glass however there is no room for a sump. If I buy around 10- 20kgs of live rock and buy a hob skimmer and do regular wcs, will this be enough filtration to support a reef tank or will I need a canister too or a hob filter? I was sent a link previously about various filtration methods but am more curious about the size of the tank and if the skimmer and bio filtration using LR would be enough. I have also been looking up hob refugiums but they are in the USA and combined with postage it's a killer $$. Thanks


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I think you could be ok. However, if you can fit a small sump underneath, that would be best. Maybe just a sump big enough for a skimmer and return pump? But, if you keep fishload down, you could most likely get away without one.
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Thanks. I have been debating whether to have cichlids again or look for another tank with sump if it's going to be too much hassle. Definitely won't fit a sump with this one. The cupboard has only one small compartment and the other side is made up of drawers.


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No need for further responses. Just negotiated on an AquaReef 195 and picking it up today- yay. Will re sell the 230litre now.


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No need for further responses. Just negotiated on an AquaReef 195 and picking it up today- yay. Will re sell the 230litre now.


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Sweet! will you make a build thread? I'll follow
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