filter question

Discussion in 'Filters, Pumps, etc..' started by dracdliw, Apr 10, 2015.

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  1. dracdliw

    dracdliw Plankton

    Apr 10, 2015
    i recently bought a new tank off craigslist and it came with a large sized national geographic filter but from what i've read it is only for freshwater is there anyway that i could use it for saltwater or am i better off selling the filter
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  3. Murball7

    Murball7 Bristle Worm

    Mar 31, 2015
    I would consider selling it off because Im not sure how much biological filtration it will provide. If its the canister filter they can be quite the nutrient traps and may require adding different filter media to make them work. I had a few fluval canister filters early on and they required constant cleaning. The type of saltwater inhabitants you are planning on keeping and the size of the tank will really influence what kind of filter you will want on the tank.
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2015
  4. chris adams

    chris adams Purple Tang

    Oct 4, 2008
    Port Charlotte, FL
    couple things

    What size is tank? Assume it is not drilled
    What size is filter "regular maintenance is key when using canister filters but they can be used successfully"
    What do you plan on stocking in tank

    What other filtration did you have in mind?
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