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mandude
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Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

PostPosted: 2006.06.25(Sun)10:35    Post subject: aquaclear filters in SW tanks Reply with quote

for my filtration system could I use 2 aquaclear 30 filters, one for biological filtration, the other for chemical and mechanical filtration, plus I would add a few pounds of live rock. I would be using this setup in my 10 gallon nano FOWLR tank
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mandude
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PostPosted: 2006.06.25(Sun)12:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

BTW, the filters are the hang on back kind
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SLACkra
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Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia

PostPosted: 2006.06.25(Sun)19:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I advices and so do many other people that you start in the saltwater hobby with a tank that is 30gallons or around 120 litres.

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In a FOWLR tank the live rock acts as the bacterial filtration, so you do not need to have bacterial filtration in either of the aquaclear filters.

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For a FOWLR tank 10gallons is a really bad size. you can't put many fish in a tank that is that small. maybe a small species of goby or blenny or a small clownfish(I am starting to beleive that tanks under 15gallons shouldn't have things like clowns in them because even small species like ocellaris get to around 8cms long!)

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I would advise you read heaps of articles including:
http://www.aquahobby.com/articles/e_ciclo.php
http://www.aquahobby.com/articles/e_fishless.php
http://www.aquahobby.com/articles/e_saltbasics.php
http://www.aquahobby.com/articles/e_small_aquarium_filter.php

In my opinion getting something around the 30ish gallon mark and having it as a FO would be best for a begginer. its not expensive at all. get yourself a tank, diy a bacterial filtration, add some bits of PVC piping, cycle the tank and then you've got a very simple and easy to keep clean tank.

andrew
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