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Old 08/13/2019, 10:20 PM   #1
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Hello all, I have a few questions. I have a 55 gallon for about 6 years. I only have had a couple of clownfish in it. Over the weekend I add 4 more clownfish. I would like to know thoughts on canister filters. I have only had 2 hang on the back filters, which have done so far, but now with more fish I'm looking at more or better filtration.

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Old 08/13/2019, 10:43 PM   #2
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Just stay up on maintenance and watch your nitrates. They work well

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Old 08/14/2019, 06:38 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Chefwheredyougo View Post
Just stay up on maintenance and watch your nitrates. They work well

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Yep what he said, i've got 6 fish, and over 20 corals all in a 20 gallon nano tank with just 1 HOB filter & a skimmer you have more then enough filtration. My nitrates read low just watch over feeding i let ea. fish get 3 bites 2 times a day that is it.

Pavona, Montipora. Acans, Cyphastrea, Blastos, Leptos, Chalices, NPS, Gargonians. Ricordea & purple green mushrooms.Clownfish,Watchman goby,clown goby, yellowtail damsel,Royal gamma, Cardinalfish.

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Old 08/15/2019, 01:41 PM   #4
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Do you have live rock in your tank? If so, how much? With live rock, filters aren't necessart.


180 gallon, 30 gallon sump, 8 80W ATI T5's, MTC MVX 36 Skimmer, Apex controller Aquamaxx T-3 CaRx

Current Tank Info: 2 Barred Rabbitfish, Yellow/Purple, McMaster Fairy, Carpenter, Red Head,Red Fin, Hoevans, Possum, 2 Leopard Wrasses, Kole, Purple & Atlantic Blue Tangs, Matted Filefish, 2 Percula Clown, 4 PJ and2 Banggai Cardinalfish , Swallowtail and Bellus Angel,
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