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    petercar - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    i have a 55 gallon tank its a 24 deep one...so now im looking to upgrade my filter from the aquaclear 70 that came with the tank i do have a protein skimmer and we have a 70 powerhead inside the tank so now my question is mind yu.... no sump....whats my best bet for a new filter ?.....is the nextreef smr 1 reactor the one?...and what bio pellets or filler do i use?

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    redemer123 - Reefkeeper
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    Is a sump at all an option? they are essentially the way to go with saltwater tank as they house your equipment, provide extra water volume which in turn leads to stability which is key for a saltwater aquarium, you say you have a skimmer, the sump would be the place to put one. I don't know to much about filters for saltwater tanks but really they only work halfway decent on smaller tanks like nanos which is anything up to 30 gallons, and even on smaller tanks like that people still sometimes incorporate a sump and a protein skimmer somehow. All in all i really wouldn't recommend any filters. A sump in the way to go it will most likely save you the hassle of messing with a filter all together as they can be a pain.
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    petercar - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    The only reason we won't use a sump is cuz of space We live in a apt

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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    Heres your answer to needing a refugium but not having the space.
    Ive got the CPR Aquafuge 2 and I love it!!! Check em out and see what you think.

    www.cprusa.com


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