11-13-2009, 11:10 PM
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Originally Posted by sharkie chomp
so, do u think it would be fine with just the crumbles or should I modify it? I mean I can do anything suggested or just go with my original plans and thoughts. One person did note that You should tech.do not need filtration in a saltwater tank, as they pretty much run themselves.
For practical purposes, in an aquarium, filtration is the process by which we slow down the degrading of water quality. Every aquarium needs some sort of "filtration", but marine aquariums utilize filtration in a very different way than freshwater systems.
The use of live rock and sand is in fact, a method of filtration. They both break down waste, resulting in water which is free of ammonia and is low in dissolved organic compounds. In most cases, a protein skimmer is essential towards achieving this goal. In your system, due to its small size, you are able to get away with just live rock as your filtration method, complimented by frequent small water changes.