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Old 08-23-2012, 06:30 PM   #1
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Hi,I currently have a 115g cichlid tank that I am converting in to a marine reef tank.I have a 20g sump with a flow rate of 950g/h,where I plan to set up a 210g/h skimmer and refugium.I also run a 370g/h canister filter,in and out of the sump and a trickle filter built in to the hood running at 240g/h.Would this be ok for a reef tank of this size?.All conversions approximate as I am from England and it is the closest I can estimate! Cheers in advance P.S All advice appreciated
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With the sump and refugium I don't think the canister filter is necessary. They tend to be nitrate factories, which you don't want with a reef.
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+1 drop the canister.

You also do not need the wet/dry filter.


Live and base rocks will take the place of the wet/dry and canister.
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+1 drop the canister.

You also do not need the wet/dry filter.

Live and base rocks will take the place of the wet/dry and canister.
+1 drop canister just unneccassary maintenance imo id get bigger sump for a 115g just my opinion i have 80g sump on my 150g dt
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