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Old 10-21-2012, 05:45 PM   #1
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No canister No Skimmer?

I just finished cleaning my 55 and doing a water change. I'm tired of the canister filter making loud water noise and being a nitrate factory. I don't have a protein skimmer. Would it be okay not to use my filter at all? I have a good amount of lr and ls in my tank. I also do 10% wc every week.
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:46 PM   #3
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Nah dude you need a filter. If i were you id clean the. Canister really well and buy a protein skimmer when you have enough money. Also continue testing your water and doing water changes!
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:52 PM   #4
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Unless you have a ton of LR and very minimal amounts of fish you need a filter.
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Probably 30-40ish pounds of lr and 4 nano fish, 1 big one.
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Probably 30-40ish pounds of lr and 4 nano fish, 1 big one.
I thought you had 3 chromis, 2 clowns, and a fox? Haha :p
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2 clowns 2 chromis 1 fox. I took the other chromis out cuz he was acting funky. Didn't want him to spread any disease.
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Oh what did you do with him? :/
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Old 10-21-2012, 06:17 PM   #9
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Gave it to my friend lol. But yeah. I think ima leave my canister off until my next wc and see how things go. The filter at night makes my parents hate my tank lol
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You could put your filter on a timer.
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