- Sep 12, 2005
I'm planning a new tank, and am wondering; would an underwater filter work? I'm probably going to have a 50+ gallon tank, and hopefully a Bimac.
Vampyroteuthis said:Its an Elite brand underwater filter. It sticks to the inside of the tank.
cthulhu77 said:No, no , no !!!! Don't use an undergravel filter !!!!
(flailing arms yelling "danger will robinson, danger" !!!!)
Refer back to the octo setups recommended in the articles under ceph care...trust me on this one!
Feelers said:What are your guys thoughts for bio filtration? I currently have a sump, with a refugium, and an "eheim" 2028. Will this cannister filter be acceptable for biofiltration? All the reefers say dont use them, I would like to have low/no nitrates.... Does anyone use a FBF? I will have a DSB in the refugium, and 2" sand in the tank. Biofiltration is quite a hard topic to figure. Reefers dont seem to use W/D, but some do. Are you only supposed to use LR? So many conflicting options.
Oh im so excited, just got the pump for my sump return, 2000gph!!!, for my lil 300L tank it will be awesome.
Feelers said:Anyways...................., an undergravel filter is a very bad idea for a salt water aquarium, and thats not even taking into account anything an octopus might do to it.