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Old 07-13-2006, 05:58 PM   #11
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I'm not huge on the whole regular maintinance thing with canisters
I rinse mine out once a month, and it self primes....fluvial 304....

worth just using them for filter sponges
In mine, this causes a lit of nitrates being stores. I believe if you have enough LR and sand, that should be enough, you could keep it for water movement and if you need to add carbon, every once in a while....

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LR and skimmer only for almost 9 yrs

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I have LR, skimmer and HOB fuge (not filter). So far so good.
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LR and a skimmer work great, but i think u need to have a sump to add water volume and increase area for gas exchange.
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Old 07-14-2006, 03:49 AM   #15
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I rinse mine out once a month, and it self primes..fluvial 304..
The ones I have are older ones (Eheim & Seachem) , and are impossible to prime without a flood,

In mine, this causes a lit of nitrates being stores
This is what I do not like about canisters, and I don't really think it will be worth buying new filters just to run carbon.

I already have an under-tank refuge' planned, it will only be 15 gallon though due to space limitations under the display. I will be ordering around 40kg lr (85 gallon tank) and I already have around 20kg base rock, and a skimmer, so I don't think I will run canisters.


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