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Old 12-04-2011, 04:06 AM   #1
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Right now on my 55 gal I have a 60 gal double over flow and a 75 gal sandman filter, I will be upgrading to a cascade 1000 canister filter which is rated for 100 gal. If I get the cascade going can I take both hang-on filters off or should I leave on the sand man? My 55 fw needs some filtration help so id put them on it. But only if the cascade can handle the 55 sw 100%. Let me know what u think! Thanks!!!!

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if you have enough live rock you really shouldnt need any additional filters, unless you need a place to put carbon or gfo.
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Mechanical filtration is good but if you plan on keeping many corals you might want to look at skimmers hob or other possibilities
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:54 PM   #4
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Mechanical filtration is good but if you plan on keeping many corals you might want to look at skimmers hob or other possibilities
I won't be doing any corals. Maybe a nem but nothing too crazy.
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I won't be doing any corals. Maybe a nem but nothing too crazy.
Trying to keep a nem would be crazy,to even have a chance it needs an established tank and perfect water conditions.
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Nems are ALOT harder than most corals are.
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Old 12-05-2011, 03:38 AM   #7
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Well sounds like I'm not gonna be doin nems... lol but from the sounds of it the cascade 1000 will meet my filtration needs.
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Yea keep doin youre research, bubble tips or corals you would want to check into some sort of skimmer, very much needed in any sort of reeftank.
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Yea keep doin youre research, bubble tips or corals you would want to check into some sort of skimmer, very much needed in any sort of reeftank.
I am goin for more of a fowlr tank. No corals but wanted a nem. But not looking to have to get a ton of extra equipment...
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Nems are not that hard I got one in my first tank only after like 2 months and it did great and still is I even had it split idk why everyone makes it seem like its that hard when it sure isn't good luck
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