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  1. #11

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    I think you are all missing the real question here or maybe just the better approch to the question. The issue isn't size alone - even the biggest filter will not remove a host of biological wastes and the fish will die. Rather, one can add filters to do specific things - a canister to convert ammonia into nitrite, then nitrate; a algae scrubber to convert phosphates into algae (for mechanical removal); a nitrate bio-reactor to convert nitrate into nitrogen gas; and a reverse UGF to keep the substrate clear. Also, secondary systems like a UV light to sterilize the water or an air wand to increase surface exchange. These are what I use on a single 75 gal and I still must remove 10% of the tank water a day and at least 50% a week or I'll develop algae ... . Size isn't really the answer to the question but rather, how close to a closed system does one wish to approach? That answers the questions completely - when one can keep a closed system (except water loss) than one has enough filtration and any further is pointless.
    Last edited by Cermet; 04-06-2013 at 11:22 PM.

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    Not to change the topic or anything, but everytime I see that filter, I think of the below



    Last edited by Cliff; 04-07-2013 at 12:07 AM.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Omg Cliff thank you for that blast from the past. I used to watch home improvement with my dad every week when I was a little kid. I just suddenly became eight years old again watching that.
    ~Manna
    10 gallon live planted aquarium with 6 neons
    90 gallon fw community in progress

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