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Old 12-10-2003, 01:02 AM   #1
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What kind of filter would you add?

My sister has a 55 gal tank, not much in it yet. All that is in it for filtration is a Power filter (like the WHISPER POWER FILTER- 60) and a skilter 250. Do she need a canister or anyother type of filtration?

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Is it a reef tank? If so, how much LR is in there? Power filters tend to be nitrate generators on SW tanks. The Skilter isn't a very good skimmer either. I would recommend an Aqua C Remora for a 55g tank.

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Yes, get some LR and Live sand for the tank. Then use the current filter, in conjunction with a couple of well placed powerheads, to create a current. The current will allow the LR and LS to do the filtration. This is a much more natural system and will actually mean less work for you, because as was mentioned above media in filters tends to lead to high levels of nitrates in saltwater tanks which will kill any inverts and means more frequent water changes.

Plus the LR and LS will just make your fish more happy and make the tank look much nicer overall.
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