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Old 05-13-2012, 09:14 PM   #1
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Filter Help!!

I am new to the fowlr set up. I am building a 65 gallon tank with live rock. I have read that a protein skimmer is the most important. What about a filter???? what is the best??? I have read that most filters will take the good bacteria out. Is that true??

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The live rock is your main biological filtration and the skimmer removes organics to reduce the waste introduced into the nitrification process (ending in nitrates). A HOB or canister filter is mainly to "polish" the water as mechanical filtration or some people add rock rubble to increase you biological filtration. If you do choose to use a mechanical filtration it will need to be cleaned every week or 2 or else you will see an increase in nitrates.
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