Filter system for FO tank

Discussion in 'Fish Only Tanks, Predator Tanks' started by ziyaadb, 24 Jan 2009.

  1. ziyaadb

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    Hey all.

    So i sold the old tank and decided on a FO system I am intending on getting a tank of at least 650L minimum(6ft min length). I have got a TS3 and also have plans for an additional external Skimmer considering that i wont be needing trace elements as there will be no corals in the tank. I will also be adding a refugium and a DSB. What i have read is a Trickle filter is also needed for a FO system what are your thoughts on a trickle filter for a FO system and would i also need to run ceramic rings as well since nitrates are not an issue with a FO tank?
     
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    GEEZ NO Ziyaad! A TS3 is ALREADY OVERKILL for a 650 litre tank! NO - please DON'T use ceramic rings....

    ALL you need, is a DSB, ths TS3 skimmer, and an algae scrubber....

    NOTHING ELSE... If you wanted to, you could perhaps add a phosphate remover reactor.... but, the phosphate remover I would say, is only really necessary if you have corals.....
     
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    OOH yes LOL forgot about the carbon and Phosphate reactor thanks for reminding me Jacques. Jacques i am going to be having a few Nice size fish in there man. do you think that i would not need a trickle filter?
     
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    Nah Ziyaad - the TS3 is even OVERKILL for a CORAL REEF tank - so, for a fish only tank, you are MORE THAN sorted...

    You really don't need anything else! Promise!
     
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    Sorted thanks Man
     
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