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Old 07-27-2011, 10:14 AM   #11
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Ya that's not necessarily true. I see what your saying but I've been running a canister on my 75 reef for 2 years and it has been great. But yes I will say if you aren't moving a lot like I have been. You should try to get a sump and refugium running but that's not always possible and if not a canister filter will be perfectly fine
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Yeah, it's only bad if you can't maintain it and clean it properly.
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:21 AM   #13
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I run a fluval canister on my 55g with absolutely no issues and with 0 nitrates too. Just gotta clean it is all.

I think clearmax is for freshwater fish only, check out the box. I've used it in my FW tanks with not much discernable difference.
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:36 AM   #14
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It does indeed say on the box that it is for both which is good! Well hopefully will be filling it up with RO water this Sunday and I'm going to try a bag of clearmax at the bottom of the canister and I shall keep you posted on the results!

Also this is what my cat thinks about the tank!!!
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:47 AM   #15
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I have about 6 fluvals in my possession. They are very handy. 2 404s on my 70 FW and the others I use for various SW tasks. I can use the 104 as a vaccuum to clean LR. I put phosban in the 204 and have a 304 on my 33gal solana for some real filtration. The only issue I have had was when I left the valve closed for who knows how long. When I opened it, it dumped a quart of sulphuric acid into the tank, killing my flame angel pretty quickly.
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:55 AM   #16
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Dang, everyone be trollin... Lol jk, but yeah, I was just saying what I've heard.
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:21 AM   #17
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That must have been a dark day finding a dead flame angel!
That is ultimately the last fish going into our tank, the jewel in the crown if you like! But that won't be for a long time yet, gotta get this tank and filter running optimally first!!

Once I've Been running the tank for a minimum of 2 weeks, should I add a damsel/clown as my pilot fish or a couple of cleaner shrimp?!
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I would wait till the cycle is done, after all, fish didn't swim in the ocean right when it was made, it took time. Patients my friend.
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Point taken, we are in no hurry to get it wrong!

Is this not a very clever place to fit the heater?!?
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:07 PM   #20
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i would think youd wanna keep it out of the corner for optimum heating, and is that a sunken ship deco? if so, please make sure theres no little crevices for your fishies to get stuck in.
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