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Old 02-25-2005, 01:32 AM   #1
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New 20gal reef

Im almost done cycling my 20gal tank.. i have some fiji lr.. but soon will order some keys from lr.com.... I have a BakPak 2 and would like to know if i need a filter to be able to hold a little more fish... I had my 55gal wet dry hang on but its a pain and takes up all the space in the back... Would i be able to just get away with having a little filter like one of those tetras?

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With a good skimmer such as the one you have, you shouldn't need any additional filtration. The live rock and live sand is your filtration.
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Old 02-25-2005, 04:23 AM   #3
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how about water circulation. i want to get something small like a maxi jet 400. how many would i need and where would i put them and point the water flow?
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I use Rios. The slots are smaller on the intake and has a box shape design without the stem. Less likely for any critters to get caught up on the intake. My 29 gallon has a CPR Bakpak 2R with a bubble reducer. There are two other rios (a 600 and a 400) I'm using for circulation. One is pointed toward the surface and the other circulates water from the back to the front. They are situated on opposite ends of the tank.
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If I had to choose between a rio and a mj, I would use the rio as a paperweight and put the mj into my tank.

But that's just me. Add up the powerhead's GPH till you get anywhere from 200-300 GPH. I would go with a MJ 900 pointed towards the surface of the water.

You going to have a reef tank or FOWLR?
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RLG2182...LOL. Rios aren't that bad, but the suction cups do suck. They never stay. I prop mine on the rocks.
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It is going to be a reef. 900's or 400's how many i want something small that will get the work done. Thats why i figured little 400's on opposite sides one amied at the water serface the othe on the opposite side aiming downwards.
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I have 1 azoo powerhead that i got at liveaquaria.com i think its the 600 or 300 but i use 1 and it circulates everything in the tank and are very small and dont take up a lot of space , hope it helps
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