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Old 02-24-2011, 08:28 PM   #11
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its a submersible filter so it takes up space in the main tank and when you clean and change the pads you have to stick your hands in introducing more pollutants to the water
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:56 PM   #12
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Also if you get behind in cleaning that filter it will cause a nitrate spike as this type of filter are known to do. also you will cut down on the effect of your LR as the canister will steal nutriants that the lr need.
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:02 PM   #13
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Save yourself the trouble and use a sump. Too many benefits over canisters.
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:48 AM   #14
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I don't think I have the room for a sump tho :/
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:02 AM   #15
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The sump goes underneath in the stand. What do you have under the tank?
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I no were it goes but the cabinets under neath are like 1x1
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:50 AM   #17
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DIY stand? Plenty of people have done it.
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:03 AM   #18
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Westie,I would definatley buiild a custom stand and use a sump,even if you add the sump later,what about using your other tank once you've transfered everything,cant remember what tank it was though.
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The other tank is brand new bow front rounded corners I would rather keep it however I do have two decent size spare aquariums ?
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There would be no room at the end of the day any suggestions ?
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