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Old 06-25-2004, 10:57 PM   #1
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Canister filter or sump????

I currently am running a Eheim 2213 canaster filter and a protein skimmer. I am building a marine tank and am about to start buying corals, already have 8 fish and 80# live rock. The tank is a 60 gallons and is drilled so the intake and out for the canister are through the back of the tank. should I get ride of the Eheim and go with a sump? or is the filter good enough?? also if i go with the sump can I use the intake/out that is currently in place?

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Old 06-26-2004, 03:31 AM   #2
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I was told that a canister filter has too low of an oxygen level to sustain a marine tank. I would go ahead with the sump, Especially since the tank is predrilled, it will look better if the sump is used.

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Old 06-26-2004, 11:18 AM   #3
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use the eheim to run carbon from time to time but yes sumps are better for extra water and hide equipment
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Old 06-27-2004, 08:52 AM   #4
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I have been running a 120g reef tank for over a year on two canisters and I think that a sump is the way to go especialy if the tank is already drilled.
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