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Michael 09-29-2006 06:06 AM

Anyone heard of ProClear Pro 150 w/ prefilter?
 
My Fluval just wasn't cutting it. I've had to do 50% water changes every week for the last month. I tested the tap water and it was okay. I have been told that a Fluval alone is not enough so I ordered a filter that is supposedly specifically for saltwater tanks.

I ordered a ProClear Pro 150 w/ prefilter online. It has a built in venturi protien skimmer, which I needed because the SeaClone skimmer never worked properly - never collected a drop of sludge. Does anyone know anything about the filter I bought? I probably should have checked here first :P

Thanks!

usmc121581 09-29-2006 07:46 AM

I have never seen them actually in use by anyone. Sorry can't help you on that one.

pescao 09-30-2006 10:06 PM

I might buy the same filter, It seems to be a good choice. But I would prefer to have someone tell as if is a good filter or not. Im planning to use it in a 90 gallon tank.
Thanks

crazie.eddie 09-30-2006 10:17 PM

It's just an overflow with a sump, so you sould definitely be better.

EDIT: It looks like it comes with bioballs. I understand using bioballs cause issues with nitrates.

usmc121581 10-01-2006 07:55 AM

It has for me in the past. You could save money by just building a sump out of a 20gal tank. :D

pescao 10-01-2006 09:18 AM

how would you build a 20 gallon sump?
what do you need to build that?

usmc121581 10-01-2006 09:58 AM

most people use a 20gal aquarium or I have heard about people using rubber maid tubs. Here are pics of my sump:
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/42_right_1.jpg
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/42_left_1.jpg
I know its not as fancy as the ones you can buy but it saves a lot of money and does the same thing.

crazie.eddie 10-01-2006 12:17 PM

Yeah, allot of people I know just use rubber made tubs. All they really do is use a tub and fill it with LR.

crazie.eddie 10-02-2006 03:55 AM

Here's a pic of a DIY sump, which was used in a freshwater setup...

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a25...sc/DIYSump.jpg

Michael 10-05-2006 12:54 PM

Those look like nice sumps, guys. I think creating one is a little beyond my ability at this point. :P

Quote:

Originally Posted by crazie.eddie
It's just an overflow with a sump, so you sould definitely be better.

EDIT: It looks like it comes with bioballs. I understand using bioballs cause issues with nitrates.

Is that true? Do bioballs cause issues with nitrates?


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