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Old 08-19-2010, 09:08 PM   #1
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Question for Saltwater hobiest

Hello there i have a question about filteration in a saltwater tank because i want to know if i have proper filteration or if thats the cause why i havnt been very succesful in this hobby. i have a marineland biowheel 350gph and a fluval 305 260gph.


what filteration do you have in your SW tank?

is mine enough?

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Old 08-19-2010, 09:11 PM   #2
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well first off what size is your tank? and what fish and inverts do you have?
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Old 08-19-2010, 09:18 PM   #3
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60 gallon

right know 1 yellow tang and 1 cinnamon clown that appears to be nipping at the yellow tang :/

i only have that because of the bad economy :/
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Old 08-19-2010, 09:37 PM   #4
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i have a hang on back overflow sump with a protien skimmer in my 75gal
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I am running a empreror 280 HOB filter and a SeaClone 100 Protein skimmer for my 50 Gallon. I think it would be enough but I would invest in a Protein skimmer, check ebay or craigslist I got my skimmer for ten bucks off of ebay!
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Old 08-19-2010, 09:44 PM   #6
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I am running a empreror 280 HOB filter and a SeaClone 100 Protein skimmer for my 50 Gallon. I think it would be enough but I would invest in a Protein skimmer, check ebay or craigslist I got my skimmer for ten bucks off of ebay!
cool i just look for one on ebay or craigslist?
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Check them both periodically over time just search for protein skimmers and you should get some kind of result
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how can i see which one is good
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:39 PM   #9
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when you say you haven't been succesful, what does that mean? have had fish die? algae problems? do you have rocks? how long has the tank been set up?
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Try to stay away from the knock-off brands, But any brand should be ok, Other than that research them and read reviews of them. Good Luck with your tank and your search
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