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Age of Aquariums 07-04-2009 12:50 PM

Filter for 125g reef tank
 
I am looking for a good filter for a 125g All Glass reef tank (predrilled). I am currently looking at the MarineLand Model 3, is this a good one? If not I have a budget for about $400.

wake49 07-04-2009 03:39 PM

No! That BioWheel will become a Nitrate factory.

Spend $100 at Petco, buy a 40 gallon breeder, and glue some plexiglass baffles in. Read Understanding Sumps in the Sumps & Refugiums section of this forum, it will help you in gluing up your own sump. If you don't want to go that route, buy an acrylic sump, but don't use the filter floss or bioballs, or any other mechanical filtration.

The basics of filtration in a reef system are: A good Protein Skimmer, Live Rock and Live Sand, preferably 4"-6" deep.

Spend the remaining money on a good quality skimmer.

Cody 07-04-2009 05:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Age of Aquariums (Post 211928)
I am looking for a good filter for a 125g All Glass reef tank (predrilled). I am currently looking at the MarineLand Model 3, is this a good one? If not I have a budget for about $400.

Sump it up.

Pasfur 07-04-2009 07:18 PM

Agreed. You want to invest the bulk of your budget into a good Protein Skimmer, placed inside the sump. I am using an ASM G3 in my 180 FOWLR. This would be a great skimmer for you as well.

Pasfur 07-04-2009 09:25 PM

Here you go:
asm g2 protein reef skimmer no reserve - eBay (item 320391844777 end time Jul-10-09 08:16:44 PDT)


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