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Old 07-15-2013, 01:15 PM   #1
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I have a 65g reef and it has a protein skimmer and a hang on the back filter. Would it be enough filtration if I got rid of the hob filter and put a hob refugium on it? But I would keep the skimmer.
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:52 PM   #2
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I have a 65g reef and it has a protein skimmer and a hang on the back filter. Would it be enough filtration if I got rid of the hob filter and put a hob refugium on it? But I would keep the skimmer.
I wouldnt think so but i'm not 100% sure. Your rock and sand should be a big part of filtration but you still want something to "catch" some debris that may never get to your protein skimmer. My sump runs a filter pad before the water ever gets to my skimmer but ive been debating on removing it since it seems like it catches the trash before my skimmer gets it. I hardly ever fill up the collection cup on my skimmer without wet skimming.
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I agree that you still need a mechanical filter and the hob filter should stay if you add an hob refugium.
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If you have the cash. You could switch to something such as a fluval 406 canister filter so you don't have so much hanging on the back.
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I wanted to do something underneath but I don't have the room in my stand.
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