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How much Filtration is enough?

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saltguy21

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I have a 120 galon fish only tank with a moderate amount of fish...nothing very big. I was wondering how much filtration I should have. I currently have a sump system, a cpr backpac with a skimmer, and an emperor 400. I also have 2 powerheads ( 1 on each end of the tank). I want the water quality to be good but I notice alot of air bubbles in the water and some debris as well. I also have 44 gallon tank with an emperor 400 only and the water quality and clarity are much better.Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

spooda420

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More the better. How much LR/LS you have? that does a major portion of your filtering.... I dont think you can over skim... that CPR skimmer might be to small for you tank. I also dont think that emperor is doing much your tank, what are you params? if you have 0/0/0 then your set up is working just fine.
 

gobie

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Acpr Back Pak Is Only Suppose To Run On A 60 Gal Tank. Plus It Is Not That Efficent Of A Skimmer Compaired To Others That Even That Mfg Makes. Since You Seem To A Fish Only System Is Your Sump A Wet Dry Filter? Is Your On The Tank Or Sump. You Will Get Less Bubbles If Skimmer Is On Sump.
 

mojoreef

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Another option for you would be to run some ozone into the skimmer you have. It will clarify your water, get rid of your organics and would really give a kick to the skimmer you have. Their are methods for running ozone that can allow you to avoid any problems and enjoy it.

Mike
 
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