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Old 12-12-2011, 11:13 PM   #1
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Still Researching.....

Looking for some specific clarification on mechanical filtration....for a reef system, is live rock and a protein skimmer sufficient for the aquarium? Or do I also need some sort of additional filtration?
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thats arguable. some say you would need filter socks or something like filter pads. until i learn better i would say it depends. what are your putting in your tank? how big is it? are you just doing reef or adding fish?
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A sump is always a good idea. Additional airation along with a place for your skimmer and other equipment rather than hanging on the back of your tank.
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A sump is always a good idea. Additional airation along with a place for your skimmer and other equipment rather than hanging on the back of your tank.
Additional airation?
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Haven't finished my first pot of coffee yet today...words are to hard...

Should have something regarding more surface area to your tank something something CO2 something more air something... I'll try again later
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Hahaha. I got it. Surface agitation for co2 gas exchange.
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