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Old 08-22-2008, 01:14 PM   #1
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For a first time SW tank with coral, what would be the best filtration ie. what is the lowest maintenance yet best working? I currently have a penguin Biowheel 350 HOB, and a Rena xp2 canister. I've been told neither of these are really the best for SW, due to being nitrate producers? Could either of these be used, and if so how would i keep nitrate levels down assuming i could control them with those filters at all.

Any suggestions would help, the tank i'm using is only 20 gal, and definatly not close to ready. Still learning.


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I love my canister filters. They can help produce nitrAtes if they are not regularly cleaned in old SW. I take the foam sponges out when I get them and run LR rubble and purigen in my canister filters.
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