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Old 06-24-2005, 11:28 AM   #1
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filter question!


I was wondering if it was important to get a filter for a saltwater aquarium. I have a 75 gallon. I'll be putting 70 to 75 pound of live rock, with skimmer. I won't be having a sump. I'll start off with fish only but I want my option to have maybe so corals later on.

So is it good to have a filter? And what kind of filter is best. I'm looking for a filter that is not hard to clean and not one that I have to do every day.

Are these good filter for a 75 gallon?

The Odyssea 4
RENA Filstar
Marineland Emperor 400

Thanks in advance

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Old 06-24-2005, 12:24 PM   #2
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personally your best bet is to not go with one of those and go with a sump (depending on ur space)
The LR will really be your filtering but the cycling of the water and add water amount will make a huge different.
Im running a 90 gal and have a wet/dry sump and have LR rubble instead of the bioballs and have about 160lb total LR and doing good so far

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one of the books i am currently reading on saltwater aquariums highly recommends an undergravel filter, do most other people rely on these as well or is using a sump with LR suffice

also what do you mean by a wet/dry sump?
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Old 06-24-2005, 01:57 PM   #4
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UGF's are pretty much an out-dated form of filtration. Wet/dry is better, or ideally use live rock for bio-filtration, a DSB to help further break down waste, add a protein skimmer to improve water quality...and if you can, put a sump in.
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