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wannalearn 09-27-2011 10:04 PM

filtration question
 
been doing alot of research, and from what i hear and read, the best (and only) filtration you need it a good bed of live sand, and the right amount of live rock, plus a quality protien skimmer. my question is, i have a fluval 305, would it be a benifit from running it with only activated carbon. i have read that the other media for canster filters are not nessesary, and potentialy hazzardous to sw.. of if it matter my tank will be a 75 gal...

Reefing Madness 09-28-2011 01:14 AM

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Originally Posted by wannalearn (Post 843231)
been doing alot of research, and from what i hear and read, the best (and only) filtration you need it a good bed of live sand, and the right amount of live rock, plus a quality protien skimmer. my question is, i have a fluval 305, would it be a benifit from running it with only activated carbon. i have read that the other media for canster filters are not nessesary, and potentialy hazzardous to sw.. of if it matter my tank will be a 75 gal...

Either the carbon or phosphate remover.:thumbsup: And you are corect about all the other stuff you mentioned.

wannalearn 09-28-2011 01:29 AM

so, carbon or phosopate remover. how about both? and while im tossing out all the other unwanted media, i should toss out the filter pads as well right....

Pasfur 09-28-2011 05:31 AM

Filter pads, carbon, phosphate remover... all can be beneficial. The challenge is keeping detritus from accumulating on the material and within the grains. This requires a near daily cleaning. Because of this, most of us do not use these on our marine systems.

Reefing Madness 09-28-2011 09:31 AM

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Originally Posted by wannalearn (Post 843393)
so, carbon or phosopate remover. how about both? and while im tossing out all the other unwanted media, i should toss out the filter pads as well right....

Yes, toss out the pads. Both? Phosphate remover is fine and may be tough to use in that filter without adding the pads that actually catch the stuff and keep it inside. You'll have to look at phosphate reactors to see what I'm talking about. I suppose if you filter is big enough you could use them both.
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wannalearn 09-28-2011 01:26 PM

so as of now(i am prone to change things lol) my plan is to have filtration from plenty of live sand, and live rock, run a good skimmer, and run my fluval 305 with just carbon, what do you think. any sugestions on things to remove/add.

Reefing Madness 09-28-2011 07:25 PM

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Originally Posted by wannalearn (Post 843765)
so as of now(i am prone to change things lol) my plan is to have filtration from plenty of live sand, and live rock, run a good skimmer, and run my fluval 305 with just carbon, what do you think. any sugestions on things to remove/add.

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