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Old 03-02-2012, 10:14 PM   #61
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(2) powerheads are generally recommended so that you can have good, variable, flow patterns in your reef
So two 1400's going at the same time one on each side of the tank?
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:15 PM   #62
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In my 36 gal bowfront, i am running 2 750 and one 550 koralias. I have a 1050 coming since I am upgrading to my 55 gal. I will prob keep the 750s and add the 1050, then using the 550 to stir up saltwater.
Good idea about using one for mixing the saltwater!
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So two 1400's going at the same time one on each side of the tank?
Basically, yes.
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I found this protein skimmer / refugium:

http://www.aquatraders.com/Hang-On-R...in-p/43017.htm

What is the opinion on canister filters? I thought this looks cool.

http://www.aquatraders.com/Odyssea-C...er-p/42044.htm
The skimmer is good but the canister filter is terrible. I own one and the pump was too weak to even pull water down and shoot it back up
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The skimmer is good but the canister filter is terrible. I own one and the pump was too weak to even pull water down and shoot it back up
Thank you. I'm leaning towards not having that filter now. It sounded like a good idea but the more I read and the more I hear from you guys, I don't really think its necessary.
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Is one heater fine or is 2 heaters better? I was looking at a 300W heater that's made for tanks up to 90 gallons.
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Thank you. I'm leaning towards not having that filter now. It sounded like a good idea but the more I read and the more I hear from you guys, I don't really think its necessary.
The CFS700 is a good filter.
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The CFS700 is a good filter.
Awesome! I'll go google it!


Can I also use lava rock in a saltwater aquarium? I'll have live rock of course too.
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Any rock you put in will become live. It is the bacteria that makes it live. I don't see why you couldn't use lava rock. I'd read up on it first to make sure it won't put anything in your system or cause odd pH issues before doing it.

As for heaters, you should only need one. Keep in mind your total water volume. If you have a sump and/or a fuge that is more water. So a heater that wont do more than 55 gallons wouldn't be able to do a 55 display, 36 sump, and 20 fuge.
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Any rock you put in will become live. It is the bacteria that makes it live. I don't see why you couldn't use lava rock. I'd read up on it first to make sure it won't put anything in your system or cause odd pH issues before doing it.

As for heaters, you should only need one. Keep in mind your total water volume. If you have a sump and/or a fuge that is more water. So a heater that wont do more than 55 gallons wouldn't be able to do a 55 display, 36 sump, and 20 fuge.
Thank you. I hadn't thought about the extra water in the "behind the scenes" equipment.
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