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Old 08-03-2003, 06:41 PM   #1
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When Filters run Dry

I came home last night to find a rather messy tank and found out that my aquaclear had seized up and was running dry, i was gone most of the night so it could've been running dry for hours. Anyways i take a look at the motor after it cooled down from 60 degrees celcius that is, and the propeller wouldnt move despite rigerous cleaning, fortunalty for me i had an aquaclear mini that i wasnt using so i took off the motor from that and its running again, however i will need to get a new filter for my 20 gal SW tank.

It already has:

-Fluval plus 2
-powerhead 301 (to protien skimmer)

I was thinking something from http://www.marineland.com/products/prod_consumer.asp

I like the millenium ones the best from there, is there anything else i should look at?
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What is in the tank? Any LR or LS, if so how much? You may not need the filter at all
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No live rock or sand, but ive been suggested to get live rock if i get some gobys or blennys (which i most certainly will sometime)
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I'm kinda biased towards marineland products, but I would recommend an Emporor 280 or even a Penguin biowheel 170.

Another option would be a CPR bak pak skimmer plus wetdry filter combo
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i use both an emperor 280 and penguin 170 on my 55 gal, the emperor is 100 times better then the penguin, would i need another skilter? plus anything extra in attacking nitrate and ammonia levels are good which is why i leaned towards the bio wheel products
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