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post #11 of 72 Old 02-23-2012, 06:01 PM
Well, as far as I know, you don't need a skimmer on a Brackish tank. And thus a normal FW filter should get you by.
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post #12 of 72 Old 02-24-2012, 04:09 AM Thread Starter
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A sump is definitely out of my price range and will be for a while. I'm thinking of a HOB type of overflow, with a canister filter. I'm hearing good things about the Fluval 406, and it's a lot closer to my price range. I've read (on the internet) that HOB filters should turn 10x the aquarium size in gph. So this should be 750 for my tank. The same web page said it should be 5x the amount with a canister filter. Should this be enough? Maybe with certain filter media? I would love to have a sump, but it will have to be a later project. Any input? I hate to go against the advice I get here, but I'm hoping for another option for the time being.
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post #13 of 72 Old 02-24-2012, 04:50 AM Thread Starter
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Odyssea CFS500 Aquarium Canister Filter, any input on this filter?
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post #14 of 72 Old 02-24-2012, 08:25 AM
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Odyssea CFS500 Aquarium Canister Filter, any input on this filter?
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post #15 of 72 Old 02-24-2012, 09:03 AM
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Look for do it yourself refugiums and sumps on the internet you will be suprised how cheap and easily they can be made.
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post #16 of 72 Old 02-24-2012, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, the Odyssea CFS500, an overflow, and 2 powerheads are on their way in the mail. As for setting the canister up. What filter media should I use and how should the circulation be set up to get the most out of the filter(keep in mind I'm both drawing water from the top and I will probably only be able to get the return about midway down into the tank)? Also, how will this addition fit into/effect my cycle? I would like to remove the HOB filter eventually, but this should be done after the cycling is complete, correct?
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post #18 of 72 Old 02-26-2012, 12:48 AM
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i don't do filters so can't tell ya what media to use. Filters catch and collect debre, and thus cause Nitrate issues. If you rgoing to use anything, its going to be a from of bioglass of some sort and filter pads in varying degrees. No, it won't hurt your cycle, as you rgoing to grow a huge colony of Nitrate eaters.
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post #19 of 72 Old 02-26-2012, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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ok, is what can i do to get rid of the nitrate besides water changes?
and acclimation, my dragon goby is currently freshwater. how gradual should i adjust him?
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post #20 of 72 Old 02-26-2012, 04:12 PM
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ok, is what can i do to get rid of the nitrate besides water changes?
and acclimation, my dragon goby is currently freshwater. how gradual should i adjust him?
More water changes, or Denitrator or Sulpher Denitrator.
Do water changes every week adding more salt every time you do it, your in no hurry.
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