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Old 03-12-2015, 12:11 PM   #1
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New filter suggestions

I'm looking for a new filter for my 75g
What style or brand of canister filter would help reduce my w.c frequency
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Old 03-12-2015, 12:18 PM   #2
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You'll get tons of recommendations on type, brand and size, but first, how often are you looking at doing water changes? Once a week is usually the minimum. Anything less than that and you can have issues with your water quality, not just build up of nitrates.
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Old 03-12-2015, 01:10 PM   #3
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Without plants it doesn't matter what filter you have water changes are always needed. Planted tanks can be a little less strict such as plant like hornwort that absorb some nitrates.


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Old 03-12-2015, 01:19 PM   #4
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I'm looking for a new filter for my 75g
What style or brand of canister filter would help reduce my w.c frequency
Tank is stocked
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Hello Jer...

If you find a mechanical filter of any kind out there, that will take the place of large, weekly water changes, I'd love to hear about it. I've been in the water keeping hobby for several years and I don't think you can replace water changes with any kind of mechanical contrivance that will reduce the need for water changes. Good luck, though.

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I actually agree with b here.. no amount of filtration will ever take the place of wc's. A weekly wc will remove build of nitrates and other doo doo nasties hanging around the tank.. it also replenishes minerals and trace elements that benefit the fauna and aid in overall tank stability.

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I actually agree with b here.. no amount of filtration will ever take the place of wc's. A weekly wc will remove build of nitrates and other doo doo nasties hanging around the tank.. it also replenishes minerals and trace elements that benefit the fauna and aid in overall tank stability.

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I also for once agree with B.
Water changed are a essential part of aquarium keeping, and it is impossible to get around them. If you find a magic filter that will do the trick let me know!


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I also for once agree with B.
Water changed are a essential part of aquarium keeping, and it is impossible to get around them. If you find a magic filter that will do the trick let me know!


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I need to work on a auto change filter in the fishroom.


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Then all you need is an auto doser for prime :p or just an RO/DI unit.


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