04-13-2009, 08:36 AM
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glad i asked.
your going to want to remove the bio wheel and the canister filter. these are great on a freshwater setup but on a saltwater tank they trap debris and detritus causing excess nutrient buildup. your filtration should consist of good flow, enough quality live rock, a quality skimmer, and water changes at the minimum. you can also have deep sand bed ( which gets tricky because you need proper depth. less then an inch, 4-6 inches or no sand is alright, anything else traps debris just like a canister filter ) a sump, carbon/phosban reactors but bio wheels, bio balls, canisters, HOB and the sort cause issue.
do you know your alk, ca, and mag levels? if you dont your going to need liquid test kits and suppliments to dose for them as well.