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Old 04-14-2009, 09:09 PM   #1
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Do i need a Canister anymore?

So as the MY Tanks shows i have a 40 gallon tank. I have a canister yet every time i open it, Theirs barely any discoloration to the filters. Should i keep it or should i just stick with the ton of LR and the Power Heads.
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I'm actually considering the same thing. I think if you keep up with regular PWCs and have a good CUC, you might be good. I would wait for other's advice or experiences first....
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:41 AM   #3
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I have a system and have been told by multiple sources that my live rock and protein skimmer are all I will need. I am going to try it this way. It makes sense. A filter sock or something on the feed from the tank to the sump will be sufficient to catch chunks of whatever to keep them from messing up your equipment.
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Old 04-17-2009, 06:40 PM   #4
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Change the cannister filter media to a micron filter and use it as a water polisher and run it for a day or two after you do a PWC.
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Old 04-17-2009, 06:53 PM   #5
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If you don't have a reason to get rid of it, then don't. It's free flow, a quick disconnect and you've got a QT filter, a place to run meds and Roka swears by them.. 3 outta 4 ain't bad !!
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LOL, I do like all of those reasons! I guess I'll keep mine!
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