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Old 10-06-2012, 02:45 PM   #1
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how much filtration?

I have a 60 gallon aquarium. I have a fluval 305 canister filter and a marineland 350. With alot of live rock. Can i get rid of the marineland? Thank you any help is welcome
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Yeah, you don't need the marineland. The rock and the bacteria that live on it will be filtration enough, but more is always helpful. Just make sure you clean the canister out weekly with your water changes. Garbage can build up quickly in canister filters and cause nitrate issues.
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You don't need the Marineland at all. A skimmer would be a sensible replacement or addition, at some point.
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Yeah, you don't need the marineland. The rock and the bacteria that live on it will be filtration enough, but more is always helpful. Just make sure you clean the canister out weekly with your water changes. Garbage can build up quickly in canister filters and cause nitrate issues.
Ima get rid of marineland then . So i have to replace filtermedia weekly?
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You don't need the Marineland at all. A skimmer would be a sensible replacement or addition, at some point.
Ima order a skimmer in a couple weeks
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Check out reef octopus skimmers. They are amazing. My first skimmer I didn't research hard enough and ended up with a POS, which cost more than my octopus. Don't buy a coralife or seaclone, plain and simple.
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Check out reef octopus skimmers. They are amazing. My first skimmer I didn't research hard enough and ended up with a POS, which cost more than my octopus. Don't buy a coralife or seaclone, plain and simple.
I was planning on getting an aqua c mora hob skimmer. Is that one good?
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I've heard of people using them...but have no real experience.
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I've heard of people using them...but have no real experience.
Oh okay thanks, do you think my fluval alone is enough water circulation?
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Oh okay thanks, do you think my fluval alone is enough water circulation?
Just look in you tank for dead spots! I always check out the water flow when I add my purple up cause it clouds the water and is easy to see where the dead spots are. J would say you will have a few spots so add a korilla or two if so!
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