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Old 05-28-2008, 12:12 AM   #1
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Need some really fast advice

hey do any of you think a canister filter will still be useful if i have a sump with a protein skimmer and live rock for bio filter?
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Old 05-28-2008, 12:33 AM   #2
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Old 05-28-2008, 12:37 AM   #3
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lol thanks but would it be good for taking out harmful things out of the water? just to make the water even better?
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Old 05-28-2008, 12:43 AM   #4
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It could be used in two ways, either completely sealed with chemical media or set inside/above sump, tee off a line to it and allow it to gravity feed back down. Depends on what you want it for, but otherwise it is not necessarily needed.

edit: I would not use any of the biomedia or filter floss that comes with it.
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so even if it is not needed it can still be some what useful
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Old 05-28-2008, 12:46 AM   #6
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Yes, but as I stated, I'd only use it for chemical media if you intend upon a reef tank. Different applications are possible
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Old 05-28-2008, 12:47 AM   #7
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well i only have one 8lb live rock so i would say the filtration might be needed bc i heard you need quite a bit of LR to get rid of the filter
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Old 05-28-2008, 12:50 AM   #8
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Live rock will be the bulk of your biological filtration so do purchase more. The skimmer will be your mechanical filtration, and carbon or purigen or whatever will be your chemical filtration.
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Old 05-28-2008, 12:51 AM   #9
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alright thanks you have been a big help and LR aint cheap these days lol and making the sump aint helping >_>
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Old 05-28-2008, 02:39 PM   #10
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Buy 75% base rock and only 25% LR. The base will become live over the course of a month (hosting bacteria) and be indistinguishable from the LR in 6 months to a year.

You want 1Ĺ - 2 pounds of LR per gallon of tank capacity.
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