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Old 07-14-2011, 07:57 PM   #1
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Canister filter

I have a 55 gallon FOWLR with 50 to 60 lbs of live rock and a lady at local fish store told me I shouldn't be using my canister filter at all but everyone else I have talked to says it's fine idk who I should listen too
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It is fine to use BUT only if you keep it clean through regular maintanence. If you don't keepit clean it will store up nitrates and pretty much ruin your parameters. lol

I used one on my 55g with a skimmer and was able to maintain 0 nitrates through cleaning it alot and paying attention to the tank.
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Ok thanks I clean about once a week
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How high do your nitrates run? If your at 10 or under I think youre doing good.
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How high do your nitrates run? If your at 10 or under I think youre doing good.
Well there kinda high at the moment cuz I didn't have an RO/DI so they were really but I got one and have done 2 water changes and the nitrates are coming down
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Thats good that you got the ro machine. That'll hekp with your water parameters.

yeah!! lol
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do you have a skimmer?
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