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post #11 of 15 Old 03-14-2013, 11:27 AM
You can run a canister filter for GFO, Seachem or Purigen for removing items from the water column. Don't run any filter media. The rock when provided in the correct amounts, has bacteria necessary to filter your tank for you. No worries, if it wasnt the case I would have one on my 240g tank, but I don't have one, because they don't help. Make sure you invest in a top of the line skimmer, as this is the first line of defense here, and your best piece of equipment.
And eventually running a Sump/Fuge where you don't have to do water changes much. I only do them 2 times a year.
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post #12 of 15 Old 03-14-2013, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
What does GFO mean? Sorry newbie..... I have a canister on my 29g so remove the media? What brand of skimmer do you like. Would I put the Skimmer
on when i set the 75g up or later?
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post #13 of 15 Old 03-14-2013, 10:09 PM
Yea, remove the media from the filter, its of no use to you.
GFO= Granular Ferric Oxide. It will remove Phosphates for you.
Are we going with a HOB Skimmer for the 75g? And yes, you definately need one for that tank.
Reef Octopus
Are very good Protein Skimmers.
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post #14 of 15 Old 03-15-2013, 07:44 AM Thread Starter
I am seriously considering it but have no one local that believes in that system so I will be asking you a lot probably....... Dont know anything about skimmers persay. So will need help with that also. We just ordered the stand plan to do the basic to get it running to start cycling.

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post #15 of 15 Old 03-15-2013, 11:57 AM
No worries, I haven't crashed anyones tank yet. THey actually turn out better than my own.
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