External Filters

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  1. VicZA

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    Hi All,

    I am looking at beginning the hobby and am considering purchasing a system from a friend. I see that his system has an external filter, on a 28G Nano tank. Is this a good idea, bad idea, a requirement or not ?

    Just wondering ....
     
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    its a canister filter to add in the filtration

    3 things you cannot have enough of
    1. flow
    2. light
    3. filtration

    hope that helps
     
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    i run a canister as the main filtration on my 200ltr tank and i havnt had a problem with it :)
     
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    depends what media you run in it
     
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    i would recommend having ceramic rings and activated carbon in the last chamber... make sure you add filter floss before the rings to prevent detritus building up on the ceramic rings.
     
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    what canister filter do you have.. make/model? it will help find out how many cambers the canister has and what media should be put inside to make it more efficient
     
  8. VicZA

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    If I had a tank with a sump, would I still need a filter - sorry this may come across as a very stupid Q but I have zero experience here so need to ask the stupid stuff too :blush:
     
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    No question is a stupid one, rather ask and be safe, thats what the forums here for :) a sump basically serves as the tanks main filter, there are lots of different ways to make them up, most generally consist of a skimmer in the first chamber, a dsb (deep sand bed) in the second and LR and return pump in the third, but like i said theres lots of different ways to do it. Have a look in the beginners section there is a lot of interesting and helpful stuff there that might be able to answer alot of questions you might have :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks will do .... lots of reading to be done in the next few weeks :whistling:
     
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    I can not agree more!
    A clean external bio filter with a lot of media on board will do wonders for the health of all aquarium life.
    LED lights and a good strong broad current.
     
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