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Old 07-27-2008, 01:42 PM   #11
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Its a 46 gallon bow tank. So are you saying with the right amount of live rock i dont need any type of filter what so ever???
That is exactly what he is saying. Most of us do not use any form of mechanical filtration on our tanks. I have a 120 with a little over 240lbs of rock in it and about 80lbs more in my sump. I have a large fuge and a large skimmer and that is all I do for filtration. You will find that the natural approach is a far better option to keeping a balanced aquarium.
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Unless you wanna call that skimmer a filter
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I define a skimmer as the man made version of the beach. Think about the froth and foam that is created by a wave crashing on the beach. Well our skimmers do that....
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Hmmmm, I consider the beach a filter.....
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Bingo Roka...
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I agree the beach is a filter...sand bed and all...the waves that crash on the beach are also part of the filtration process....
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That is all you need. No canister or filter is needed. LR + skimmer + some flow= all the filtration you need. 7 yrs of experience. Now I have LR + skimmer+ refugium+flow.
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I think the point we were trying to make is the one could consider a skimmer a type of filter, thus throwing out of whack the 'all natural' approach. Philosophical point
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Well I can see your point. I dont consider it a filter but it really doesnt matter. I`m mainly telling what works for me and what I will continue to use. We could debate for a long time but it really matters not.
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I do take the other approach. I run a filter and not a skimmer. I also don't have a reef set up yet.
I agree mike we could probably go on and on and it wouldn't help the OP.
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