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Old 07-26-2008, 11:10 AM   #1
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Which Filter ?

I am in the process of setting up my SW tank, been slowly but surely bit getting each piece, bit by bit. I've heard different sotries w/ filters. I've already determined that i dont have enough room for a sump, so i was told by a rep at Big Al's the eheim 2227 is basically the ONLY filter i could use in the event of me not having a sump beacuse of its ability to break down nitrates so quickly.

Can anyone recomend a particluar brand of canister for SW.




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Personally, I like fluvial. Check out this thread:
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Canister filters don't break down nitrates. What size tank is this for?
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Canister filters don't break down nitrates. What size tank is this for?
I wouldn't say they don't break down nitrates...I think they aren't as good at it as other methods....

I agree with Scott, Fluval is a good option, though I prefer more natural approaches to filtration in the SW aquarium.
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Welcome to AA. A good Biological filtration team of 1.5 - 2 lbs of LR and a skimmer will work better IMO. Also some PH`s to push the water around. That`s what I did for 7 yrs.

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Welcome to AA. A good Biological filtration team of 1.5 - 2 lbs of LR and a skimmer will work better IMO. Also some PH`s to push the water around. That`s what I did for 7 yrs.

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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???
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Live rock and a good flow in the tank is a great filtration system.
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Well I got my eyes on this one if you want to spend a little more $$$$ the 05 Series

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The only difference between the two is the 04 is last year's model (or maybe even a 2 year older model) and the 05s are easier to open (not a real big deal). If I was looking to save some $$$ I would go with the 04.
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