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  1. Reefing Equipment
    hi guys, So i fired my local fish guy that was maintaining my tank. He came highly recommend, but with in the last 8 months my tank never really got going. he killed countless fish and everything else in my tank. so i bought a book and read up. i noticed a lot of differences between what he...
  2. The THINK Tank
    Hello TRT! It's been a long time since my last post. I had dismantled my first saltwater setup after a bad car crash, and one year later, I am looking at starting it again. We sold off most of our livestock, however since last December, I have been able to keep my live-rock on life support...
  3. Skimmers & other filtration
    Hi, I've got a Skilter 250 w/ Protein Skimmer (HOB) on my 35gal tank right now. The skimmer seems to be working fine, however, I think my tank would benefit from a new/additional filter. I was told that I should invest in a canister filter, but don't know much about them or the quality. If...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hi every one. I know every one says canister filters are not great and can lead to a build up in nitrates. I have a small nano tank holds 65 litres of water. I have a large new canister that holds 15 litres. Was given it. BCan I run it with no media ( empty) to increase water volume ( over 20%)...
  5. The THINK Tank
    Hello all! I am hoping to get some opinions and recommendations on a filtration system for a 40G Breeder set up that I am going to build over the next few months. I know, for the most part, what I am going to have in the tank, but I can not land on a filtration system. My initial thought was...
  6. DIY Forum
    I recently ordered ordered a Magnum 350 canister that I had planned running when doing maintenance/cleaning LR in hopes that the micron cartridge would help pick up the debris from the water column. After placing the order, I started thinking whether there are any attachments that could be...
  7. Skimmers & other filtration
    Every one says that I should not use the pleated paper canister filter that is part of my 75 salt water aquarium set up that has been in my attic for 25 years. That, along with the trickler filter and bio balls, was state of the art in the 80's. What is the problem with using such a...
  8. Tank Specs
    I have a 60 gallon hexagon aquarium that i want to set up a Fish Only With Live Rock environment in..... Will the Fluval 306 canister, rated for up to 70 gallons, be enough to properly filter this tank? or should i go for the 100 gallon 406 canister? is it possible to have filtration that is too...
  9. Skimmers & other filtration
    I have a 55 gallon tank and want to use a canister filter any advice on the brand media and daily upkeep to make the filter successful. I do plan on doing a diy sump/refugium down the road. Any advice?
  10. Reefing Equipment
    I am currently running a Tom Rapids RP3 filter on my 75 gallon saltwater aquarium. For those who aren't sure what this is, its kind of a mix between a canister and a wet dry trickle filter with a built in protein skimmer and auto top off. The stages of filtration that it came with are 1st...
  11. Skimmers & other filtration
    I am currently running a Tom Rapids RP3 filter on my 75 gallon saltwater aquarium. For those who aren't sure what this is, its kind of a mix between a canister and a wet dry trickle filter with a built in protein skimmer and auto top off. The stages of filtration that it came with are 1st...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all! I've got my 55 gallon tank (fish only) running and Ive been thinking of adding another canister filter in addition to my Eheim Pro 3. Would any of you happen to have a thought of whether itd be more beneficial for me to scrap the existing canister filter and just start a 30G sump? Ive...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Alright, so I'm considering ditching my old Magnum canister filter and replacing it with a skimmer. The tank is fairly new and doesn't have a skimmer yet. My question is, would a skimmer work in the closed loop that the canister is currently in? Also, are there certain skimmer that would work...
  14. DIY Forum
    Hi all - long time looker but this is my first post. I've been running freshwater planted tanks for a while. I just got a 46 gallon bowfront and want to try salt. I'm currently cycling a FOWLR with an Eheim canister. I have an empty 10 gallon and would like to create a sump. In the meantime...
  15. Reefing Equipment
    I am hearing that a canister or hang on back are nothing but a factory for nitrates, is this true? I just did a water change with RO water and my nitrates were fine when the tank was off and now that my tank is back on my water is off the charts with nitrates. So I am wondering should I loose...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I've only ran my reef with a canister filter but I've been reading that a Skimmer is better for reducing nitrate levels I have a 16 g bowfront with a Penn plax cascade 700. My water is at 0 ammonia 0 nitrite and anywhere between 10 and 40 nitrate but my question is do I just swap the canister...
  17. General classifieds
    I still have some random pieces I'm looking to sell or trade. Listed below are the things I have. I've tested them to make sure they still work. As before feel free to make a reasonable offer. If you have questions on anything in particular just let me know. FilStar XP2 Canister Filter : $35...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Hi there folks, I got a question in regards of canister filters. So i got about 200 G tanks that my in law asked me to build, but the problem is that their cabinet is made with wood, which can spell disaster in the area I lived in(Jakarta, Indonesia), if I use wet dry filter. The heat and...
  19. Tank Specs
    Hi there folks, I got a question in regards of canister filters. So i got about 200 G tanks that my in law asked me to build, but the problem is that their cabinet is made with wood, which can spell disaster in the area I lived in(Jakarta, Indonesia), if I use wet dry filter. The heat and...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    So I have a 20 gal long nano reef right now. I am running 2 nano koralia circulation pumps along with a remora-s skimmer. I am also running a hang on the back filter for the sole purpose of surface movement and holding some chemipure elite. I started noticing some scum on my surface and wanted...
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