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Post  AngelAddict on Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:10 am

OK its official, I'm into the saltwater world. just getting my toes wet but I'm in it. I have a 10 gallon tank right now and I'm going to upgrade to a 29 gallon with a 10 gallon sump. I know still small potatoes but its not bad to start off with.

Anyone have any ideas as to sump ideas, or even more helpful the return/turnover rate of a saltwater tank?

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Post  AngelAddict on Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:13 am

oh and another thing. whats best to use in the sump, live rock or bio balls or soemthing along those lines? i dont plan on a refugium

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Post  AngelAddict on Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:26 pm

I also have a Fluval 206 that has a 206 gallon per hour turn over rate. that would mean that it would turn over 7 times in an hour. could i just use it and change out a filter basket?

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Post  verbal on Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:34 am

Canisters generally aren't used in Saltwater because they can build up nitrates.

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Post  AngelAddict on Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:35 am

how so?

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Post  williemcd on Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:07 pm

AA, we USED to have a Salt Section on here with only a few devotee's. If you want to document your foray into the "dark side" of the hobby, I'll re-establish that category!.. Bill

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Post  AngelAddict on Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:39 pm

yea man, it'd be cool to get a place for that and document my thoughts and stuff. i could video tape it and do a documentary Razz

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