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Old 05-16-2007, 12:40 PM   #1
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What filter?

I have a 55 gallon with 74 lbs of LR and a coralife 65 protein skimmer. I would like to add a filter. I need some suggestions.

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It is my understanding that you do not need to add mechanical filtration to a SW setup. The use of them will only cause issues. most people that use them replace the media with LR rubble from what I have read. I would let someone else more experienced chime in tho...

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It is recommended 1.5-2Lbs of rock per gallon and a good skimmer are enough for proper biofiltration. I have a fluvial304 (last year's model, they are now 305) and have removed the sponges. I do use it to run purigen and have the original ceramic rings that came with it, but they could easily be replaced by LR rubble.
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Why do you feel you need mechanical filtration? Could you post your tank info and tank inhabitants in the info section. I`m thinking maybe by your username you have a puffer in your tank maybe a filter to run GAC or purigen might be a good idea if you have messy eaters in your tank. Get back with us as to what is in your tank.
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