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Old 01-19-2011, 10:13 AM   #1
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My canister filter broke last night

While cleaning my marineland c360 canister, the internal motor stopped working(loud noises). I immediately went out and bought a marineland emperor 400 HOB filter. I have a 75 gallon fowlr tank with 105 pounds of live rock and 60 pounds of live sand. My tank has been up almost ten months. I was wondering if my biological filter will be able to cover the loss of my canister filter? I know it will take a couple of weeks for my emperor to create a sufficient biological base to break down the ammonia. I plan on taking it back once I get my replacement marineland c360. Thanks!

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maroon clownfish
coral beauty
yellow stripe damsel
pink spotted goby
coral banded shrimp
mexican turbo snail
3 or 4 hermit crabs

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Old 01-19-2011, 10:27 AM   #2
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I personally like bio-wheel filters better than canister fliters. Eventually the canister will become a nitrate factory. Biowheels are easier to clean and can host pods better. I had an established 40 gallon tank with a biowheel that i went to change the cartridge the blue padded filter was not filthy but covered with amphipods and copepods. With a biowheel it can hold 4 cartrigdes and you can easily only change two at a time to keep the bacteria in at all times.
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