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Old 03-04-2006, 08:38 AM   #1
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aqua clear 500/110

are these filters ok for saltwater as well as freshwater?
thats all i need to know right now i think..
thanks in advance

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Old 03-05-2006, 12:23 PM   #2
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The manual doesn't specifically mention being saltwater compatible, but lots of people make small refugiums out of them and havn't had any trouble. A couple of thier special medias are listed as freshwater only, but the sponges and carbon should be all you need.

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it'll work fine, but in SW, you'll have to rinse the media sponge every day or two, otherwise it becomes a huge nitrate factory, which is bad for reef setups.

most people though, just use LR for filtration, and powerheads to get at least 10 turnovers per hour. add a skimmer to complete the trifecta for a good setup.
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