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Old 11-28-2012, 10:27 PM   #1
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Is this canister filter ok?

Looking to start a 55 gallon fish only saltwater tank. Is a filter like this brand ok or will I be looking at issues? NICE PERFECT AQUARIUM CANISTER FILTER SYSTEM & MEDIA 265 GPH | eBay
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:58 AM   #2
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The filter itself seems fine, there are media baskets and seems easy to put together. But you'll want a canister rated for about twice the size of your tank, so look for those that are rated for 100g; this one is 75g. Some people will say you shouldn't do a canister for SW, that they are "nitrate factories." I have one on my reef and my water parameters are good, never had any hair algae or cyano. But I do clean mine very well every single week when I do PWCs and change out the sponges regularly. My nitrates are usually between 5-10, today they were 8. Good luck and welcome to SW!!
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You can go with wet dry filter since you have live rock i hear the same canister filter give nitrate issue get a canister twice the size of tank good luck
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