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Old 03-25-2011, 10:47 PM   #1
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Is it possible to use a Aqua Clear filter in a saltwater tank?

If so what media do you need to be in the filter canister?
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:49 PM   #2
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I'm using an AC now. I have carbon and GFO in it right now. Not sure its even needed.
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I'm using an AC now. I have carbon and GFO in it right now. Not sure its even needed.
Oh wow really? What do you recommend in a AC filter? Sponge and biomax be alright?
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Actually no sponge now, it can harbor nitrates.

Just carbon and GFO right now for me.
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Actually no sponge now, it can harbor nitrates.

Just carbon and GFO right now for me.
Do you run a HOB protein skimmer also?
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Yep. using the remora. Great skimmer
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Yep. using the remora. Great skimmer
Lol I got some more reading up to do ;-(
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What are you running as far as a skimmer/filter? I'm trying to get my filtration to just LR and the skimmer.
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What are you running as far as a skimmer/filter? I'm trying to get my filtration to just LR and the skimmer.
I'm new to this side of the scene. I've always been into freshwater and I have a 25 gallon tank that I want to learn with! So I'm looking into what I can run and get a tank established best with my end...
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I know the feeling. I just started SW a few months ago, I've always been a FW girl.

I have come to find out that alot of stuff is more expensive for miniature tanks. The remora with skimmer box was $200 but it comes highly rated and is one of the few that can HOB.

I'm just using the AC for now since I have no sump nor can I get one when I upgrade to my 55g. Also, since we are dealing with a smaller volume of water there is less room for error.

It's a whole new world but ask your questions everyone here has been more than helpful to me. I wouldn't have a reef tank if it wasn't for this site.
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