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Old 01-07-2005, 05:28 PM   #1
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Filter for 75 gal new salt tank help every LFS say different

I'm starting a new salt tank switching from fresh. I have an underground filter with two powerheads. I have been told to get rid of that and not use the underground at all because it collects bacteria then told to buy the eheim 2227 cannister wet dry filter with the underground plus a skimmer. I've been told to do live rock and skimmer and be done with it. I'm confused. I'm looking for the easiest and most successfull way. Any ideas?
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Old 01-07-2005, 05:31 PM   #2
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Live rock and a skimmer is what I use. I also use carbon in my sump. I have no problems with my water and my tank seems to stay clean. I do water changes every 2 weeks.

I had bioballs in my overflow boxes before I made the standpipes and always had nitrates in the water. Now my nitrates always stay below 5.
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Old 01-07-2005, 05:40 PM   #3
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What is a sump? How much water do you change out every 2 weeks? I was hoping to have a system that you did not have to change out constantly? What are standpipes and how do you make them. I do sound dumb don't I?
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Here is a good article explaining what a sump is.
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/showqu...q=2&fldAuto=12
I change abour 10% of my water out weekly. Some do more, some do less.
Standpipes are basically pipes that deliver water to a sump. Here is an article on standpipes.
http://www.dursostandpipes.com
Not dumb questions at all, we all had to start somewhere.
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Old 01-07-2005, 08:05 PM   #5
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thanks for the articles
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can you do that urself or do u have to order the aquarium that way? I was told at the lfs that it cost an extra 100$ to order one with the overflow box built in
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