02-06-2010, 06:30 PM #1
Questions about filtration for a 10 gallon saltwater nano
1. How does this sound for filtration-
Filter 1: http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.co...fm?pcatid=3610 (Aqua Clear 30)
A little bit of biological media
Filter 2: (also a protien skimmer): http://www.bigalsonline.com/StoreCat...its=12&offset= (Taam Rio Nano Skimmer)
How does that sound for filtration on a 10 gallon?
2. While my aquarium is cycling should the Purigen and Poly filters be in the filter?
3. How long until purigen needs to be recharged?
(I am mainly concerned about my first question so if you don't know 2 and 3 just answer 1)
Any tips about filtration would be great!
02-06-2010, 11:34 PM #2
#1 sounds fine, but you won't need any bio media, your live rock will be all you need.
I have heard really bad things about item #2.
I would go without, or pay more for a better skimmer.40g SW
02-06-2010, 11:37 PM #3
I thought number 2 would be better than nothing...
02-07-2010, 01:11 AM #4
Also What do you prefer, Chemi-Pure or Purigen and why?
02-07-2010, 01:14 AM #5
Its better than nothing, but its still not a really good skimmer.
Chemi-Pure Elite is great for marine tanks as it will remove phosphate...as will Polyfilter. But Purigen really stands out in removing heavy metals, organics and the fact it is rechargable.20G Low-Tech|50G High-Tech Planted|50G A.crassipinnis Tank|56G Column Low-Tech Planted Goldfish Tank
2x75Gs coming soon
02-07-2010, 01:22 AM #6
Also I know you told me to get Oceanic salt over Instant Ocean, but I have been reading reviews and Instant ocean seems to be getting better reviews than Oceanic, Plus I have tons of Instant Ocean from our last SW aquarium (we had 5 years ago). I want to do whats best for my tank so if you really think Oceanic is better I will use it instead. I have heard with Oceanic I will need to add buffers is that true? If so what do I need to add. Also people are saying that all of the calcium disolves out after 1 day, is that true?