Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Senior Member aragorn69's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    206

    Question Filter Media? What to use?

    I'm setting up a new tank, I moving from a 35G Hex to a 65G. Right now the tank is having an overflow installed and I started setting up a sump (5.5G, please don't laugh) I plan to jsut use the sump to hide my heater and other equipemnt. Right now my main filter is a Fluval 204 and I use biomax and carbon ( 2 trays bio, 1 tray carbon) and when i got my new tank (I love eBay) It came with an Eheim 2213. I plan on using both of these filter to return the water to the tank. My big question is media, I recently read that carbon in a reef is ok, but you can get away with out it???? Any idea should I only use biobax(or simular). I'll also have about 100lbs of LR and 40Lbs of LS.
    Adam

    __________________________
    A Black Hole Is Were God Divided By Zero!

  2. #2
    Senior Member ALRHA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    2,842
    if this is a reef tank, dont use those canister filters, they will only produce nitrate. Your best bet may be to add a skimmer and you are set (i personally dont run a skimmer, but that is not the norm)
    I used to run carbon in my tank, but havent in the past 2 months. I will probably throw a bag in my sump for a little bit just in case there is any chemical warfare going on. You never know how crazy these corals can get with WMD at their disposal. Chemical weapons should never be trusted in a non-democratic reef.
    Albert
    My Photos

  3. #3
    Senior Member aragorn69's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    206
    I have a skimmer already, I'm only really using the casister filters to pump water back into my tank, I may eventually replace the canister filters with a pump, but I'm just using them for now and am wondering if there is anything I could put in them to help out, or should I just leave them empty?
    Adam

    __________________________
    A Black Hole Is Were God Divided By Zero!

  4. #4
    Senior Member aragorn69's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    206
    never mind, found my answer. thanks for all the help Alrha.
    Adam

    __________________________
    A Black Hole Is Were God Divided By Zero!

Similar Threads

  1. filter media
    By kat in forum Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-21-2006, 06:34 PM
  2. calcium reactor media
    By redbelly in forum Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-14-2006, 09:53 PM
  3. Laguna pond media
    By Flame*Angel in forum Reef Discussion
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 08-26-2004, 05:13 AM
  4. Calcium Reactor Media
    By percula99 in forum Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-01-2004, 03:22 AM
  5. Media
    By ALRHA in forum Reef Discussion
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 10-13-2003, 04:12 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •