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Old 05-15-2012, 06:29 PM   #1
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what is the best filter to use.

I have a 60 gallon tank that I am going to fill with 70 lbs of live rock. Do I need a filter system? If I do what kind is the best for the money?
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:11 PM   #2
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I would say get a sump. You could get away with a canister if you were dedicated enough too.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:12 PM   #3
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thank you, CPR Aquafuge2 PS Refugium w/ Protein Skimmer 23.5" would that work with a 60 gallon tank with 70 lbs of live rock
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:49 PM   #4
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Could you send a link?
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:07 PM   #5
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CPR Hang on Back Refugium W/Pump and Bulit in Protein Skimmer (Large) - AquaFuge 2PS Thanks for your time and input.
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:26 PM   #6
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Make your own fuge for barely any money at all a tank u don't use any more some glass or fiberglass
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:57 PM   #7
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Wow for that price u could make one for a 100 gal tank
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:57 PM   #8
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I'm into mine 35 dollars
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Old 05-18-2012, 12:16 AM   #9
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If you don't have/want a sump, then you don't really need any other filtration system (HOB or canister). They act as a mechanical filter, which you can accomplish by doing water change.
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:31 AM   #10
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I just made my 10g sump with pvc overflow last week. Im $10 in 1in PVC, $12 in the 10g tank, $10 in acrylic panels precut from lowes. $4 for the micronsock, $60 into the 700gph pump. I am actually getting about 375gph based on my 4 foot height. That's only $96 for the whole build. I made my PVC into a skimmer style overflow. Pulled the power and the water stops, plugged it back in and the Syphon start immediately.

Don't hate on my water cloud. Just added the live sand to it yesterday and a small amount of LV this morning. Mine is a 60g as well.
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