Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-26-2010, 07:20 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Greece
Posts: 2
What kind of external filter for my tank?

hi guys

i was thinking to buy a new external filter for my 360L sw aquarium
now i use jad ef-45. it says it has 1100L/h flow but the real is 600L/h
anyway

first i thought to buy fluval then i saw marinelands filters which are very cheap

what's your opinion?
__________________

__________________
badula is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2010, 09:20 PM   #2
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
The best thing is 1-2 lbs per gallon of lr and a skimmer. Also a PH or two to push the water around to the nitrifying bacteria that`s on the LR.
__________________

__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2010, 12:19 AM   #3
Algae Fighter
 
JustOneMore20's Avatar


 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 3,872
Send a message via MSN to JustOneMore20
I agree with Mike...instead of an external filter, go with enough live rock to act as the filter plus a good skimmer and some powerheads for water movement.
__________________
~Kristin~
2 planted tanks: 40g, 20g ; 38g Reef tank
My links to pics: 40g breeder planted build, 40g breeder planted update, My 38g Reef Build

JustOneMore20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2010, 02:15 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Greece
Posts: 2
i agree with u guys but im afraid that i asked wrong question
i tried to ask u if the marineland's external filters are better than fluval's filters

i have 35k lr two mareas 6000 and one 4000 and the skimmer i use (i know it's not the best) is berlin 350 red sea
next time ill post u some photos
__________________
badula is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2010, 02:29 PM   #5
Aquarium Free - 2+ Years
 
mfdrookie516's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Winchester, Ky
Posts: 19,410
Quote:
Originally Posted by badula View Post
if the marineland's external filters are better than fluval's filters
you're not going to get a consistent answer on that question. this is purely an opinion based question. I will tell you that I have nothing bad at all to say about any of my fluval canister filters, they're great, but I can bet somebody will tell you they're junk. Same goes for about any filter. There are a few that almost everybody will say is junk, just like anything else, but neither of those two will get that response
__________________
-Jonathan

"What, exactly, is the internet? Basically it is a global network exchanging digitized data in such a way that any computer, anywhere, that is equipped with a device called a 'modem', can make a noise like a duck choking on a kazoo." - Dave Barry
mfdrookie516 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2010, 03:05 PM   #6
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
I dont use external filters on my tank. I misunderstood. Sorry.
__________________

__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
external, filter, tan

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fluval 3 Plus vs external filter peppermint General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 5 03-24-2010 09:50 PM
external filter Naws Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 6 01-17-2009 07:23 PM
Does Hexamita cause any external symptoms? Not the HIH kind Kilgore Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 3 05-04-2006 04:51 PM
What kind of filter equipment do you run on your Tank? jkalfsbeck General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 9 11-10-2005 06:02 PM
external filter for small pond piranha Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 6 06-04-2005 09:28 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.