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Old 12-16-2012, 02:12 PM   #1
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I run a 55gal tank with around 60lb of LR, seaclone 150 protein skimmer. would it help my tank if i put a filter on it?
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What are u trying to accomplish with the filter?
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I am just wondering if it is beneficial to have one, In ow the more water being filtered the better
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:53 PM   #4
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I run a 55gal tank with around 60lb of LR, seaclone 150 protein skimmer. would it help my tank if i put a filter on it?
No canister on sw unless you plan on cleaning it weekly id reccommend fugi of some sort
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What type of filter are you considering getting a HOB or a canister ?

Why don't you consider a sump. You can get a 10 gal or a 20 gal and make that a sump. Which will add more volume to your tank and are able to hide some equipment.

But if your just looking for more flow in the tank just get a few powerheads.
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:33 PM   #6
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I got a free fluval 405 and I'm not planning in spending a lot of money I might just clean it weekly
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:00 PM   #7
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I got a free fluval 405 and I'm not planning in spending a lot of money I might just clean it weekly
Id say with a good skimmer it would be more trouble than its worth but if you do run it id run some sort of carbon media or a phosphate media in it
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I'm just going to run the skimmer and sell the canister
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:26 PM   #9
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No matter what regular cleaning in sw is a must. Extra filtration is good if your not adding a fuge keep it an clean it once you get a routine it's pretty quick.
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No matter what regular cleaning in sw is a must. Extra filtration is good if your not adding a fuge keep it an clean it once you get a routine it's pretty quick.
I agree. I run a Fluval with the sponges and have chemipure in it. It only takes about 10min a week to clean it out once you get used to it. Extra filtration is always good.
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