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Old 04-24-2004, 12:53 AM   #1
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Over the next few months, we are going to be setting up a new tank, 125-150 gal community. Its been several years since I've really been in the hobby & I know things change. I am looking for advice on a good biological filter. I've never been a big fan of wet/dry filters. My current community tank is ran off of a sand filter. I know many hate these for various reasons. I've had good luck with them, in relation to relativly low nitrates (given the type of fish I keep, triggers, lions, tangs.)

What would be recommended? Building something is not a problem, given that over half of the equipment I have is home made. Several hundred pounds of live rock isn't an option for budget reasons.

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You could always go "filterless" with a ton of live rock and a good skimmer. you can rely on the sponge-covered intakes on yor skimmer and power heads to capture large garbage. You can rely on a good clean-up crew for the rest. Using a live sand base with 1.5-2 punds live rock or more you should have enough bio-filtration. Down side...i would cycle the tank for at least three months. good luck..Lando
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