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Yes!(state what type of cannister in post) 16 72.73%
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Old 01-12-2009, 04:58 PM   #11
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Octopus skimmer... great value, great product. Swear by em
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Old 01-13-2009, 05:17 PM   #12
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well as of rite now, canister leads in the polls. canister is also leading in my mind at the moment aswell. if there was a good protine skimmer that was under $100 id be on it but $100 is the absolute max at the moment. i have money put aside for everything but the extra filtration. sorry to all of those that think otherwise but without another suggestion the 404 off of ebay is my best option for mt price range.
Thinks for all of the imput and for now my mind is still open to new ideas.
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Old 01-13-2009, 06:24 PM   #13
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canisters are no bueno for saltwater...they don't allow enough oxygen into the water because they are enclosed. canisters are best for freshwater in my opinion.
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I think they work great. Like James says, they are great for adding media and additional flow. Remember, the O2 exchange happens as the surface in SW, due to water ripple.
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Yes...the O2 exchange does happen at the surface, and only at the surface...my problem is, do you think that's enough time for proper oxygenation? that short, ripply drop down into the tank?
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thats not going to be the only flow for the whole tank if thats what you mean? im also contemplating using a small hob (along with the cannister) devoted to purigen. it came with the tank so why not rite?
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:48 PM   #17
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canister filters are great for mechanical ...you already have the live rock for bio and looks good too.
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:53 PM   #18
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ok so now the plans are the fluval 404 and the hob w/ purigen. sound ok?
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I know several SW folks that have them. I dont have one but like I said I know many that do.
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and i just now realize that its spelled "canister"...
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