Chemical Filtration

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  1. Johan Nieuwenhuizen

    Johan Nieuwenhuizen

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    Good day MASA people,

    So I have decided to re-do my tank, BUT I am clueless to the chemical side of filtration.

    I have been running a DSB for 4 years and had no issues, but seeing that I am changing everything, I want to go the other route.

    What do I need to do this, What reactors/media do I need?

    The system will be a mix of LPS/SPS softies Zoa's, so complete mix.

    Any advice will be appreciated.
     
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    chemical filtration is the use of chemicals to aid in water cleansing etc, eg GFO etc.

    what you should focus on is biological, mechanical then chemical.

    i would use LR, skimmer, filter socks and if you can a refugium
     
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    Have a lot of LR, Skimmer is fine, have filter socks in place, will have space for refugium. So want to know what else I can add to aid, Activated carbon, NP pellets, and so on.
     
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    well i run carbon 1ml per L changed every 30 days
    i run GFO when i need to, and let fuge do the rest

    keep it simple
     
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    Cool,

    This is basically what I was thinking, just needed some input from other reefers, there is a lot of info on individual equipment, but not a lot about what works well together.
    @dallasg is there a picture of your filtration somewhere on this site, or can you post one?
     
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    some where on my threads, will look
     
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