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Old 12-01-2013, 05:25 PM   #21
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Thats a nice tank. And i wasn't thinking canister filter. I was think a HOB filter and a skimmer. But sounds like I would be better off with a sump tank and skimmer????
Yes I would go for the sump and skimmer. Looking hind sight I wish I had started that way to begin with. Make sure you get a good quality skimmer reef octopus is a great one. Found out the hard way on that too. Cheap skimmer dont do what it should.
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Old 12-01-2013, 05:27 PM   #22
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Yes I would go for the sump and skimmer. Looking hind sight I wish I had started that way to begin with. Make sure you get a good quality skimmer reef octopus is a great one. Found out the hard way on that too. Cheap skimmer dont do what it should.


Okay thanks. Is there anywhere you can buy a complete setup??? Tank, sump tank, hood and lights, and skimmer?????
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Sorry 1 lb to 1 and a half pounds of live rock
I have read at a bare minimum 1 lb or rock per gallon
1.5 lbs per gallon is better .
The Berlin method states 2 lbs of rock and a good skimmer is all you need for filtration .
I have 150 lbs in my 75
I have a coralife super skimmer 125 ( not even close to the best on the market )
I have a canister I used with only floss to polish the water .
I recently added Purigen to the filter to help keep nitrates between 0 ppm and 10 ppm
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:08 PM   #24
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I have read at a bare minimum 1 lb or rock per gallon 1.5 lbs per gallon is better . The Berlin method states 2 lbs of rock and a good skimmer is all you need for filtration . I have 150 lbs in my 75 I have a coralife super skimmer 125 ( not even close to the best on the market ) I have a canister I used with only floss to polish the water . I recently added Purigen to the filter to help keep nitrates between 0 ppm and 10 ppm


So you don't run a sump tank??? Just the love rock and the skimmer and a filter????
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So you don't run a sump tank??? Just the love rock and the skimmer and a filter????
No sump .
Rock , skimmer and a canister filter .
It seams to work for my setup .
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No sump . Rock , skimmer and a canister filter . It seams to work for my setup .

Great to know. Would a HOB filter work?
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[QUOTE="Velksfish;2739066"] Great to know. Would a HOB filter work?[/
Depends on how big the tank is and how big the pump is ,
Every tank is different .
Luckily I don't have that much problems with nitrates ,
And having 2lbs rock for every helps for filtration .
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When you say 2 lbs of rock you are talking about crushed live rock or what???
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When you say 2 lbs of rock you are talking about crushed live rock or what???
Live rock .
For my 75 gal I have 150 lbs of live rock .
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Live rock . For my 75 gal I have 150 lbs of live rock .


Like big rock structures/pieces. Or like crushed up live rock use on the bottom of the tank??
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