Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: Witch filter?

  1. #1
    Senior Member RaceFaceR1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    809

    Witch filter?

    Alright for a 65 gallon tank... Will eventualy go reef... Uhmmm... Dont know what else to tell you...



    What filter do you guys think I should go with?



    Marc

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    356
    Most reefers use Protein skimmers and/or macros and live rock for filtration.

    No filters as such. I have an Aquaclear500 power filter on my 65 gallon, but it is not used as a filter. I have rock rubble in there and it serves as a refugium for pods.

  3. #3
    Senior Member RaceFaceR1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    809
    I know I need a skimmer and LR... I was just wondering about the filter... If it makes that much of a differents...

    Peluche: Your telling me all I would need is LR for filtration? :ummm:
    180G - Reef
    29G - Goldfish

  4. #4
    Senior Member scuba steve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    356
    True but when you go reef the biggest filter you have is the live rock in your tank this and a protein skimmer will do well lots of reefs are done this way.
    Stephen

  5. #5
    Senior Member scuba steve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    356
    some people run something like a fluval but with no media in it maybe just some carbon at times. That's what live rock is a big filter in the ocean.
    Stephen

  6. #6
    Senior Member RaceFaceR1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    809
    I see... thanks for the info...

    I just want to know how much money I was going to put out on a filter... I will just have to buy a better skimmer that I was originaly going to buy
    180G - Reef
    29G - Goldfish

  7. #7
    Senior Member RaceFaceR1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    809
    Originally posted by scuba steve
    some people run something like a fluval but with no media in it maybe just some carbon at times. That's what live rock is a big filter in the ocean.
    How big of a Fluval would you recomend then?

  8. #8
    Senior Member scuba steve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    356
    It's a very good investment and a good skimmer goes a long way. Buy one that can do more then the tank you are going to run......one day you "will" want a bigger tank and you will all ready have the skimmer for it. Have fun
    Stephen

  9. #9
    Senior Member scuba steve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    356
    I wouldn't buy one. Just go with a good skimmer....and do some reserch on past threads on this site for more good information.
    Stephen

  10. #10
    Senior Member RaceFaceR1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    809
    Thanks again scuba steve!

    Is a sump a must?
    180G - Reef
    29G - Goldfish

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. more on my new ro filter
    By gerry45 in forum Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-18-2006, 04:51 PM
  2. lf hob filter.
    By 93GTCANADA in forum Just Getting Started
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 02-13-2006, 09:29 PM
  3. Ro/Di Filter
    By DaTang in forum Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-12-2005, 04:08 AM
  4. filter filter
    By frank in forum Reef Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-16-2004, 12:51 AM
  5. Bio Filter
    By tictoc in forum Just Getting Started
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-08-2004, 02:10 AM

Posting Permissions

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