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2 Fluval 305 canister filters on a 75 gallon?

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I am new to the saltwater world and will be setting up a 75 gallon tank. It already has a 30 gallon wet/dry with a 550 gph pump with one return on the top left corner of the tank. I am also planning on adding a large protein skimmer. Should I also use the 2 canister filters I have from a previous freshwater setup? From what I understand, canisters filters are nitrate factories. Should I skip the 2 Fluval 305's? They are filled with biomax ceramic rings. Do you guys/gals use canisters on your saltwater setups?

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I am new to saltwater also. I have a 95 gal display, 40 gal refugium/sump, and an external skimmer I am not running any canisters.

 

From what I understand it kind of depends on if you are setting up a reef or fish only tank.

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cool. it seems like most people don't do canisters on saltwater tanks. I think I'll skip the canisters and convert my wet dry to a sock filter. if im right, the wet dry systems seem to be useless if I plan on having lots of rock?

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cool. it seems like most people don't do canisters on saltwater tanks. I think I'll skip the canisters and convert my wet dry to a sock filter. if im right' date=' the wet dry systems seem to be useless if I plan on having lots of rock?[/quote']

 

 

That's true, majority of reefers don't use canister filters. But keep one handy if you want to run one for phosphate and nitraite's.

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The only time I use a cannister filter is as a prefilter to a UV sterilizer. MOst systems don't really require UV's IMO so whether or not your going that route depends on what you want your system to be.

 

Generally I do not like cannisters because I do not like cleaning them. They do need to be cleaned every week or two to avoid detritus build up which will lead to nitrate rise IME.

 

HTH

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