Its time to upgrade my filter

Discussion in 'Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment' started by Crabdaddy, Apr 9, 2012.

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    Crabdaddy

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    I have a 29 Gallon FOWLR right now with a basic HOB. In the December time frame I will but upgrading to a 55 gallon Reef. Now I want to get a nice filter going on my 29 that can handle a 55 gallon. I've seen the canisters but have read a lot of bad things on here. What should I look into getting at this time?

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    chichimom79 reef junkie

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    Are you going to be running a sump? I would just get a good protein skimmer, and make sure you have enough live rock and do regular water changes. If you are running a sump, a refugium is nice to have in there as well.
     
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    Angie has you covered - you don't need a canister filter, you need live rock, regular water changes, and a good protien skimmer
     
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    I have 40 lbs of LR. So protein Skimmer and do I get rid of the HOB filter?

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    chichimom79 reef junkie

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    What kind of HOB filter is it? Some of them can be modified to make a refugium.

    And you need 1-2 lbs. per gallon. 55- 110 lbs. of LR :)
     
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    Its a AquaClear power filter for a 50 gallon.
     
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    You can totally use that as a refugium. Just take everything out of it, put some chaeto and LR rubble in there and put a light on it.
     
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