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Old 09-11-2013, 05:31 PM   #11
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It's hard to explain without you looking at one. lol but basically.....yes. once you look at it you'll slap your forehead because its simple but kinda difficult to explain maybe someone else has a better way of describing it lol
ahh its that kind of system, lol i get it, so what else could i use and what does it do..?
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:26 PM   #12
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ahh its that kind of system, lol i get it, so what else could i use and what does it do..?
phosguard reduces phosphates, carbon "polishes" the water keeping it from having that yellow tint and absorbs chemicals and what not, GFO does the same as PhosGuard by absorbing phosphates, Thats really all you can run that i can think of. There some other "miracle" medias but i personally only run carbon and phosguard.
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phosguard reduces phosphates, carbon "polishes" the water keeping it from having that yellow tint and absorbs chemicals and what not, GFO does the same as PhosGuard by absorbing phosphates, Thats really all you can run that i can think of. There some other "miracle" medias but i personally only run carbon and phosguard.
then ill stick to phosguard and good ol' activated carbon, where can i get it? any brands i should stick too..?
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:57 PM   #14
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Only 3 votes on this subject. What gives y'all?
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:07 PM   #15
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I use Purigen which I regenerate and bio beads. I don't run GFO or carbon anymore.
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:46 PM   #16
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I use Purigen which I regenerate and bio beads. I don't run GFO or carbon anymore.
What's your take on each one..?
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The poll needs a choice of "none of the above".
Canisters are too much trouble on a reef tank. They are very efficient at what they do, that is collect detritus. If not cleaned often enough, at least weekly, all that collected crap turns into nutrients in the water and then you have many different issues to deal with. Skip it and apply the money towards a good skimmer.
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The poll needs a choice of "none of the above".
Canisters are too much trouble on a reef tank. They are very efficient at what they do, that is collect detritus. If not cleaned often enough, at least weekly, all that collected crap turns into nutrients in the water and then you have many different issues to deal with. Skip it and apply the money towards a good skimmer.
This is gonna be paired with a coralife skimmer ill be using both on my reef tank.
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I agree with blert. I would not use a canister filter at all, nor would I choose a coralife skimmer for my reef.
If you feel the need to use media, I would invest in a reactor and not a canister filter.
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I agree with blert. I would not use a canister filter at all, nor would I choose a coralife skimmer for my reef.
If you feel the need to use media, I would invest in a reactor and not a canister filter.
I should have mentioned I use reactors, not canister filters.
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