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Old 09-11-2004, 02:36 AM   #1
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Do I need to keep my Penguin 170?

Just wondering... we purchased the filter attachment for our Aquaclear 402 powerhead (it sure is big and ugly!) ... but is it necessary to keep our Penguin 170 HOB filter running now or not? We're getting a skimmer tomorrow and it would fit perfectly where the Penguin currently sits.
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so u want to run the tank on a skimmer alone for filtration?

If this is so it can be done, but i always find it better to have some form of biological filtration, such as a sponge or wet dry filter balls, plus having the option to use carbon to polish the water is nice.
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I'm kind of expecting someone to tell me that I'll need more LR. I forgot about the carbon though - good point.
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if u do run just the skimmer its a good idea to have plenty of live rock to keep up the biological filtration.
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I'm kind of expecting someone to tell me that I'll need more LR
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