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Old 06-07-2005, 06:25 PM   #1
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Under gravel filter. Yes or No ?

I have a 30 gal tank with lots of live rock and 4 small fish. I have been given an under gravel filter and was thinking of using it but I think I read somewhere they are not so good for a salt water tank. Any help as to wheather or not I should use the UGF would help thanks.
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FW yes
SW no
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Nay on SW. Can trap deterius that will lead to high nitrate levels. Better invest on a DSB of aragonite sand and a clean up crew to take care of it. No maintenance needed.

If your budget will allow, pick up some LR to filter your tank. If you have 1.5-2 pounds of LR per gal of water, all you'd need is a skimmer and powerheads for water movement.
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No reason to use it, especically if its already an established tank with live rock, then there's no reason at all to mess things up by trying to add it.
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There is a guy on reefcentral that has a 34 year old reef tank that has had an ugf on it from day one... Makes you wonder doesn't it?
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