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Filters and Filter Media for Saltwater Aquariums

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    Wow Mek, you did some work for a change. :p Good to see. Will read thru it this afternoon
     
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    Very excellent, thanks.
     
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    Mekaeel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Shot larney :lol:
    Thanks dude. :)
     
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    Awesome info for newbies Meks! Thanks!
     
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    hi there im new to all this ive looked at a few sites an spoke to a few people, i have a 60 gallon tank im just setting up just looking for advice if someone could help. ive just got a new eheim 2213 filter from a shop an the owner said i need just the one filter for my tank but i spoke to another shop an they were saying i need two im a bit confused on what to go on could some one advise me on if 1 would be fine or 2 an what media to have init. i'm going for a fish only tank for now as i dont want to rush into getting corrals just yet
     
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    That filter is just fine for basic filtration. However you will have a nitrate build up if nitrate management is ignored. Options vary from water changes to other nutrient control. I used one of those filters as a nitrate filter.

    Don't let anyone convince you that high nitrates are OK for Fish only tanks. Nitrates are just as detrimental to fish as they are to coral. They need to be controlled.
     
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    ya i understand that 100% ive kept tropical's for a few years an now jumping up a step :) thanks for the reply tho. so what would u say for me to do get 2 filters run one for basic filtration and get another one to help with other media in for nitrates ?
     
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    An option is one for aerobic filtration, and one for anaerobic filtration.

    Another option is to run a carbon dosing system for nitrate reduction outside of the aerobic filter.

    another option is to go a simple sump and DSB.

    Not sure if your FW experience included nutrient management? What are your experiences ?
     
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    thanks for the reply when it comes to marine i have none what so ever thats why im trying to find help before i jump in to it, i dont know all these fancy terms for the names of things just need to find a simple way that is easy for me to follow on how to get things set up just ring. in my tank i will have live rock an live sand a eheim 2213 filter (with media that it came with unless it has to be changed?) a aqua one g220 skimmer a couple of power heads an 2 300w heaters an a few air stones.
     
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    Thanks great advice nice to see how things have changed in 25yrs since I had my last marine tank.This is helping me start on the right foot.
     
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    @oliver its been 25yrs since i started, yes technology has changed, but the biology and science are still the same, and fish/corals dont care which name brand or method we use as long as they can thrive :)

    welcome to masa
     
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    very helpful, thank you
     
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