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Old 06-06-2005, 02:10 PM   #1
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Next Filter?

What should be my next filter? A CPR Bak Pak or a Magnum 350 with a DIY carbon filter like below:

http://saltaquarium.about.com/cs/fil...a/aa012999.htm

Another thing I thought of was just making a carbon tube and hooking it up to either the intake or outflow of a powerhead. Would that be a bad idea?
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Old 06-06-2005, 06:09 PM   #2
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A bak-pak is not a filter, its a skimmer. It doesn't work the same way a Magnum 350 would.

A single CPR isn't enough skimmer for a 75gallon...I'd go with the Aqua C REmora Pro with the mag pump...or 2 CPR bak-paks.

With sufficient live rock (1-2lbs per gallon of tank) you don't need a mechanical filter, just a skimmer, and enough power heads to give at least 10 x per hour turnover (750 gph - up to 1500 gph)
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Oh, yeah I realize it's not a filter, I miscommunicated, I meant a skimmer by itself, or the magnum with a carbon tube...

Thanks!
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Hey Malkore,

I think the Remora Pro is a little pricey for me, the std Remora claims to be rated up to 75 gallons, would you think it would be acceptable?
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I don't have a remora, so I can't really answer that.
What I can say, though, is that every skimmer manufacturer over-rates the tank size the skimmer is suited for.

You might try using the Search link, and look for 'remora' and '75'...to find what other people recommend. I'm pretty sure at 75gallons people recommend the larger mag pump, but maybe not the Pro model.
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