Improve current filtration!

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Hi,

Need some help. I still have a fresh water tank (Slowly converting to marine) and currently have a Raven EL 1200 external filter. I keep on hearing that you can not have enough filtration.

What can I do to ensure better filtration for my 50gallon tank and improve water flow??
 

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Do you have a skimmer? that is the best filter, along with good quality live rock. Carbon and rowaphos should also be used.
As for higher flow, then you will need a powerhead or two.
 

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main equipment and filtration media need

protein skimmer (buy the biggest you can afford)
liverock (the more the merrier)
good flow look at SEIO pumps excellent value for money with a wavemaker upgrade available when cash allows)

guys fill in the balance
 

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Skimmer?? The thing that extracts the protien from the water?? Can I use this with my current fresh water?
Well, you could, but don't bother get it and save it for the marine tank. You might want to think about a sump too.
 

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Tiger canister filters are a no-no for reef aquariums. I think you could probably use it and everything would be ok on an aquarium with just fish and no corals but rather do it properly the first time. The main form of filtration in a reef aquarium is live rock.
 

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