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Old 02-23-2011, 02:16 AM   #1
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Canister?!?!?!?!?!?0__0

so whats the deal with canister filters and saltwater tanks? Good? Bad? ok? iam running a 45 gallon with 2 huge hang on power filters would like to get rid of them. any help insight suggestions
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Canisters tend to build up filth and keep your nitrates up. Most people with SW canisters will replace all the media with rubble rock, foam included.
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so if you go with the canister method its best to customize your media to your filtration needs
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Canister filters are brilliant, I would strongly recommend getting one! There are so many different customisation options available they will fit any tank.
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What type of setup is it? In general they are not ideal for most saltwater tanks for a number of reasons. Sumps are a better option for the extra volume, a place for a skimmer, fuge, heater, adding chemicals and top off water, etc. Natural filtration tends to be the best option for most saltwater tanks but there are some setups where, if properly maintained, a canister can be a good option.
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it seem as if iam going to make a combination the canister filter is simple and i'm go for a do it your self everything DIY protein skimmer, sump, refuge , wet/dry, overflow box. Been doing some research looks fun all else fails get a canister filter of something else
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Sump, fuge and overflow is all you will need. Canisters are good but if you are going to use it on a saltwater tank make sure you clean it out very frequently.
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