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Old 03-18-2009, 01:20 PM   #1
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New 125 gal setup using canister filtration.

I am curious if anyone has done canister filtration on a 125gal salty tank with success. I have had no issues with my 65gal setup and cansister filter. The new 125gal is not drilled and I dont not wish to drill the tank or use a sump system. I understand the advantages to sump systems. But if I understand what I read correctly once my live rock is cured I dont need any type of filtration other than my protien skimmer because the LR is my biological filtration. I could just turn on the canister now and then to clear out any floating particles. Am I on the right thought process or way off track? Ive had my 65 salty tank for a few years now and was wondering since everything ive done in it has worked fine... will that work at the larger 125gal scale of things? Thanks for your help.

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There is no one right way to run a SW system. If what you are doing is working for you I say continue with it.

Personally I prefer having sumps and refugiums on my SW tanks. IT gives me places to hide equipment and other things as well as increasing my total water volume. I think with proper maintenance of your canister filter (changing media and cleaning any sponges/floss regularly) and regular PWCs you will do just fine.
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