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Old 09-15-2004, 09:07 PM   #1
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Hi all,

I have a 55 gallon long fish tank which I would like to make into a saltwater tank. I have been doing research online and am still unsure of the proper filtration to use. I just started checking out sump filters but are they really the nuts?? I know that this hobby is going to be expensive, but I am very excited about trying to maintain a saltwater tank.

The sump setup seems to be very expensive, is there any other means of good filtration.

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Old 09-15-2004, 10:35 PM   #2
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You have to first decide if you want FO, FOWLR, or Reef. Most folks go with LR/LS and a good protein skimmer.
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Well I would like to start with a FOWLR, and someday Reef migrate to a reef tank...if possible. And of course someday I would like to have a sump but for now i'd like to find out what my alternatives are.
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For FOWLR you can rely on the LR as your biological filter as long as your have 1-2lbs per gallon. If you want to use a canister filter for GAC or other chemical media you could, but I would save my money and get a good protein skimmer and a HOB for mechanical filtration. Wet Dry's and undergravel filters are no longer viable options IMO, but there are some aquarists still using them successfully.
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thanks for your help I appreciate it.
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