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Natural filters

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fish Forum' started by GREENTEAL52, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. GREENTEAL52

    GREENTEAL52 Thread Starter Member

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    Are there any set standards for natural aquatic filters??? Looking to set one up for my 110 gal salt tank.
     
  2. trajik ink

    trajik ink New Member

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    live rock, deep sand bed 5-6" and strong flow is the only way to get natural filtration, weekly water changes of at least 30% is a must.
     
  3. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    2nd that (liverock and deep sand bed, I've also read where some are doing a undergravel filter with a reverse flow using powerheads/sponge, but that's with barebottoms and liverock).
     
  4. trajik ink

    trajik ink New Member

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    i haven't heard about the undergravel filter trick yet but imma check it out it sounds interesting.
     
  5. GREENTEAL52

    GREENTEAL52 Thread Starter Member

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    I'm thinking of a combination of a wet /dry baffle filtered with live sand and algae chamber
     
  6. trajik ink

    trajik ink New Member

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    do you mean a refugium? because i wouldn't use a wet/dry filter and try to convert it into a refugium (i've tried it) it doesn't work. i built a really simple one for my tank about 1 month ago and it has been working great in keeping levels down and stable....i just need a better light now. i believe i posted a pic of it under the photo section here.
     
  7. GREENTEAL52

    GREENTEAL52 Thread Starter Member

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    No I have 37 gal tank and stand I want use for this application
     
  8. trajik ink

    trajik ink New Member

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    cool, good luck with your project!
     
  9. GREENTEAL52

    GREENTEAL52 Thread Starter Member

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    Cool thanks will post pics when finished, Tank already has plant light
     
  10. trajik ink

    trajik ink New Member

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    what kind of lighting you get?