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Old 07-26-2010, 01:44 PM   #1
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couple of filter questions

Hellowell i'm getting ready to start my tank swap, to sum up the plans, i'm moving my 45 gallon (ish ) freshwater tank to a 55 gallon hex tank, then converting the fresh tank to saltwater to upsize from my current 12 gallon Eclipse. *I was looking at the filter I got with the hex, its a Emperor 280 i think. large filter with biowheel. *Looking at the size of this, i was wondering about instead of puting a heater in my tank put two smaller (for length) heaters in the filter and then put either ceramic tubes or liverock rubble in there with it,Eventually i'd like to put a sump under the tank, but i was thining this would get me by for a while, i'm hoping in a year or 2 if this setup goes good i'll go even bigger and do the sump then, or else build a 10 gallon one for this setup, not sure yet really, just right now its more then I want to get involved with.thoughts?

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Sounds alright, you are probably going to want to get a couple more power heads or something to keep the water moving in your tank. I don't think that emperor will output enough to prevent a lot of dead spots.

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well gonna try out this idea, i like not having the heaters in the DT, cant put a sump in on the hex. Heaters fit completely in the filter box, got a bag with the ceramic in there, and i put a sponge temporarily to help clean out the sand Bits that are floating.
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