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Old 06-29-2015, 01:55 PM   #1
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Preparing my setup filters etc,advice

Just bought a 2nd hand aquaone evo 180l tank and cabinet
Comes with external filter live rock(which has been in water with no heater or airflow for 2months)
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I had a tank 15years ago and my filter system was live rock and 2external canisters (one pumping into the other one)cant remember the filter materials now.
At the minute im going Fish only live rock
Any ideas,also will be mixing my own salt with tapwater hopefully getting a water filter


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Old 06-29-2015, 03:48 PM   #2
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Well, you'll definitely have to cycle the tank again since the rock is dead by now.
What are you looking to do with it?
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Yes everything will be from new and cycled,live rock i will put in and see how it goes.
Just wondering if a canister filter is good for this set up and water to put in it.
Still on holiday so wont start setting it up until 2 weeks time



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Sorry forget to write what advice i was looking.
Mostly filter canister question!! Protein skimmer needed??
Do you need to put live sand in before live rock or it doesn't matter?


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You can get away with a canister filter if you clean it weekly. I prefer a sump setup with things such as a skimmer for a reef setup, but it might not be your goal.
In terms of what goes in first, do rock then sand. That way it is more secure if you get a fish that likes to move rock or sand.


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Great
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