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Old 12-05-2008, 10:30 PM   #1
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Hi! Im starting a new saltwater tank that is 23 gal. and I was trying to figure out what the best filter to use is. I read the best filter to use it a wet/dry filter. Please give me your advice! Thank you!

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1.5-2 lbs of LR per gallon and good flow along with regular (weekly) PWCs and you should be just fine.

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Old 12-07-2008, 12:04 PM   #3
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I use a tom pro wet/dry filter with integrated skimmer, auto-topoff (for evaporated water), and auto stop in case there is a power outage, so it wet/dry doesn't continue to siphon water and overflow.

All in all, it's a good filter, easy to use and convenient, but also a source of a lot of frustration.. (I'm used to canister filters from my FW setup.
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Old 12-10-2008, 06:57 PM   #4
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For a 23G I would follow Ziggy953's advice. I can tell you from experience with my 29G that *nothing* replaces water changes every week. The amount of LR (IMO) will depend on what livestock you want to keep. Just know that in a tank that small any additions should be added one at a time 3 - 4 weeks apart to allow for the proper bacteria to 'catch-up' to the new bio load. A better question may be "How will I keep my nano properly topped off with fresh RO/DI to avoid salinity issues or other daily parameter swings". ; )

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I agree with Allen also. Adequate LR and plenty of flow to push the water around and weekly PWC`s is all you need for that size tank.
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