Filtration help please!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    thegrim1444

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    i am just wondering everyones opinion between a hang on the back mechanical filter or a canister filter. i have a 55 gal with 55lbs of live rock which is better for the tank and what brans are good for my tank
     
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    cthegame

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    Neither. I would get a protein skimmer instead.
     
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    +1 game
     
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    I have the same setup, with more rock. I got the same advice you are getting on here, and it is true. Spend a little extra money on a good skimmer, and skip the filter.
     
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    freshreef Reefer Addict

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    i have a reef octapose hang on back skimmer and love it cant compair to a filter
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    canister filter = more nitrates :D
     
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    Teixeira29 Live Rock Fish only

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    +2 game I have also been told on here just to use a protein skimmer rather than a filter!
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Their all right.Put the money toward a good skimmer and dont worry about the filter.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Filters are all fine and dandy for freshwater setups, but they don't even compare to skimmers when you talk about saltwater. If you get a good protein skimmer, you won't need any other type of filter.
     
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    I have a hang on the back filter and i just took out the filter pad i figured it would create some flow and the algea on in the filter would act as a biological filtration , is this bad for my tank..???
     
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    Not at all, im running macro algae in my hang on filter in the sump. The sump is already too packed so i used the hang on filter for more room.
     
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    ya im using my old hob filter as a getto fuge took out all the pads and crap and stuffed small chunks of lr and cheeto on top. so far working nice
     
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