Carbon, De-nitrate & Phosguard filter

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  1. NitroNarcer

    NitroNarcer

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    Hi guys and girls

    I need some help with the filtration for my sump. I have decided that hang on filters are gonna look messy and unnattractive.

    I know what skimmer I will be going for but what I wanted to find out is can I run the tank with carbon, phosguard and de-nitrate in the first chamber of my sump. After reading the majority of the products from Seachem my understanding is these products need moderate flow.

    Please see the design. Lol. Sorry it doesnt look the greatest.

    I want my tank to maintain clarity and dont want algae issues. Please let me know what you think and if there is anyway to make it work better.

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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Use matrix instead of de-nitrate
     
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    Cool but will the design work?
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Sorry about first reply...

    Yes, move the cheato to skimmer area and use a plastic container to keep it in, will make life easier, something like a plastic spaghetti strainer.

    Also the key to no algae is to stock slowly so biological filter will grow, use seachem stability for this. The rest is fine, you can also run de-nitrate but keep that in a low flow area of the sump
     
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    No problem man, thanks for the input though, I read up on Matrix now and it seems to work better than de-nitrate.

    I will move the chaeto over, the reason I wanted to put it there is that it will receive flow and tumble.

    My tank is only going to have most likely 1 or 2 fish. I just want it to be as clear as possible.

    Any sort of sequence in how I should place them?
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Mechanical , chemical then biological , that way only the "cleanest" water gets to the matrix, that is crucial
    You can replace phosgaurd and de-nitrate with orca bio-cubes
     
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    Does the bio-cubes remove nitrates and phosphates? I will be running a skimmer, Ill have liverock in the sump as well and not I want to get the chemicals right.

    So I will put the Matrix right on top. I am gonna read up more on the Matrix. Dont know too much about it.
     
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    Matrix are porous stones used for biological media

    Yes the cubes remove no3 and po4
     
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    What about No-Pox Red Sea?

    So I think I will use Matrix and either Orca or Red Sea.
     
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    NO3-PO4-X is a methanol based, I used it and its very finicky to use. When your NO3 and PO4 starts to reach levels below 1ppm for NO3 and 0.03 for PO4 the product requires that you test daily, it is a bit of a shlep and you constantly need to adjust the amount of NOPOX you add to the tank.

    The cubes are easy, maintenance free, FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS and bob's your uncle.
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    @NitroNarcer just have a look at his tank and look what all the above i suggested do
     
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