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bohmert 03-12-2013 05:48 PM

canister filter suggestion
 
Rec'd a 75g. Here we go want to use canister filter.. please give me feedback on best one . I have a marineland c220 but on reading up they tend to leak.....?

Bubba Shrimp 03-12-2013 06:59 PM

I would get the Eheim 2215 it's rated for 92g. The Marineland c220 is only rated for 55g.

Tazman 03-12-2013 07:45 PM

Canisters filters are not the best idea for saltwater tanks unless you only want to use it for carbon.

Why do you want a canister specifically?

bohmert 03-12-2013 07:49 PM

I know that about the. C220. I have that on my 29g. Sorry for got that part.. i will look up the one you r talking about thanks for the suggestion.

Dovie 03-13-2013 04:02 AM

I have a Eheim Ecco Pro 2034 which is good for 22-44 imp gal. its been running for 4 years and is easy to strip down clean and re-prime. Its very quiet and does a good job. just be careful of the ceramic pin in the impeller, I broke mine and a replacement took about a week.
The 2036 would be OK for 42-80 US gal www.eheim.be

Dovie 03-13-2013 04:04 AM

I have a Eheim Ecco Pro 2034 which is good for 22-44 imp gal. its been running for 4 years and is easy to strip down clean and re-prime. Its very quiet and does a good job. just be careful of the ceramic pin in the impeller, I broke mine and a replacement took about a week.
The 2036 would be OK for 42-80 US gal www.eheim.be

bohmert 03-13-2013 07:03 AM

Because that is what i am comfortable with dont know or understand other option.

wake49 03-13-2013 08:50 AM

The best option is 1.5 lbs (per gallon) of live rock, 4"-6" deep sand bed and a quality protein skimmer. This is called the Berlin Method and has been the best form of filtration for a marine tank for quite some years now. A canister filter will trap detritus and result in a nitrate & phosphate spike that will result in nuisance algae and Alkalinity swings that could be detrimental to livestock.

bohmert 03-13-2013 07:04 PM

So no reguim nothing else. Wouldn't you need to do water changes often?

wake49 03-14-2013 08:38 AM

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Originally Posted by bohmert (Post 1467330)
So no reguim nothing else. Wouldn't you need to do water changes often?

Water changes are a method for reducing nitrates in home aquaria. I do regular water changes in my FW tank because it is a basic tank with no plants to eat up excess nutrients.

In Marine aquaria, the most I ever do is change 5-10% every other week to replace trace elements. And if I skip a WC, no harm, no foul. The 1.5-2 lbs of Live Rock plus the 4-6" Deep Sand Bed harbor an anaerobic bacteria that completes the nitrogen cycle and turns unwanted Nitrates into Nitrogen Gas that leaves the system naturally. The Protein Skimmer removes any Dissolved Organic Compounds (fish waste) before they have a chance to break down into Nitrates and Phosphates.

So large, regular water changes are not really needed, and canister filters are (by sheer function, end result of a canister filter is nitrates) a detriment to a Marine system.


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