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Old 11-25-2013, 08:13 PM   #1
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I have a 55 gal fowler tank and a buddy of mine had this filter brand new never opened and sold it to me for $40... Is this going to be ok to run on my 55 gal?
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Old 11-25-2013, 08:16 PM   #2
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It says online it retailed for $170 so I guess $40 isn't bad
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Old 11-25-2013, 08:19 PM   #3
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I just don't have $ for a refugeum/sump and was going to make that expense when I get a 200+ gal tank in the next few years...is too much flow bad on a FOWLR tank?
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Should be fine just keep it clean or you will run into nitrate problems. Sw fish usually aren't bothered by flow so no big deal on flow.
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Sweet! Thanks bribo12
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Says filter media and bags should be replaced every 2 months or less...would 2 months be too long to wait for maintenance and replacing the filter media or is it ok to just do it every 2 months? I know by general rule it's always better to do it earlier than to wait till the last min so maybe I'll do it every 6-7 weeks
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Says filter media and bags should be replaced every 2 months or less...would 2 months be too long to wait for maintenance and replacing the filter media or is it ok to just do it every 2 months? I know by general rule it's always better to do it earlier than to wait till the last min so maybe I'll do it every 6-7 weeks
Canisters can trap nitrates pretty easily. I'd say clean it whenever you see your nitrates start to rise. I'd do it whenever you do a wc
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Good point...will do
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