11-29-2009, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by bonesman
i also have a bak-pak 2 skimmer hang on type that i am using is this good?
and should i stop using my cannister filter or should i use both or maybe just leave the activated carbon
only in the cannister and keep using it.
This question depends on the specifics of your situation. The BakPak is undersized for a 55 gallon tank in some applications, and is adequate in others. What livestock are you keeping?
I would personally ditch the canister filter, keeping it handy for quick polishing of the water. For example, after scrapping algae from the glass, you may find it handy to run the canister for a quick polish, and then remove the filter pad after a few hours, leaving it to run empty. You could also use the canister for periodic activated carbon use when you felt the tank needed it. But overall, assuming you have enough live rock and proper stocking levels
, I would not use the canister.