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Old 04-02-2011, 08:50 PM   #21
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Your AC 110 is plenty enough filtration for a 20 gallon tank that is the only filtration you need
Edit they beat me to it, but you get the point
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:59 PM   #22
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how mucch do u clean your filters?
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:01 PM   #23
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i dont no what your trying to say do u have a 20g reef tank?
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:07 PM   #24
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I had no filters on my 20g, I just had live rock to act as a filter, which I'm assuming you are going to have live rock since you want a reef, and this will act as your filter. You can completely do away with the aquaclear filter if you wanted to.
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so all i need is the live rock inside the tank and nothing else lol? and some powerheads?
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:44 PM   #26
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Equipment-wise, yes, a heater, a few powerheads, your lights, and your live rock are really all you should need in there. A few other things will be needed such as a thermometer and some other doo-dads you may pick up. The simpler the setup is, the better.
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you have done that before? so just run whats in my aquaclear 110?
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Old 04-03-2011, 01:05 AM   #28
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Yes, I ran my tank for the first few months this way and it was perfectly fine. Just run what's in your aquaclear, but you can get rid of the carbon if you want as it is not needed.
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:03 AM   #29
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I have a 20 gallon tall reef tank. I started it out coincidentally using an aquaclear 110, and later built myself a sump(8 gallons).
The aquaclear will do fine in a either tall or long 20 gal.
I used chemipure elite, purigen(seachem) and some floss media , and my water used to be sparkling. I dont think any filter makes the water as clear as the aquaclear... However, as saltwater buds know, there is a need for a sump, sooner or later, so I built myself one inside my cabinet. I stopped using the aquaclear because I got a clamp on 150w metal halide(clamps on the tank's back glass) so I could not use it with filter because they bouth use the same glass as support. I have around 20 pieces of corals, amongst sps, lps, anemones. I can say that duoc 9119 said it right in regards to the light. If you want the perfect light for the high tank, the metal halide is the choice. It might be a couple of buck more, but on the long run, you will spend less on your corals, which will not die because of light insufficiency...If you are going to start a reef, start the right way...The tall tanks, especially reefs are the nicest ones in my opinion....good luck!
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who thinks a ac 110 is to much power for a brackish 20g tank? what do u think the best bed i should get so theres not to much tornado effect
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