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ok here my setup
90 gallon tank
2 700gph canister filters w sterlizers
tidal 75
100lbs oceandirect live sand
60 caribsea base rock

as my tank matures to i even need and media in the canister filter any thoughts on this
 

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Welcome fellow Michigan resident. I run a 90 gallon also and only use a HoB filter with surface cleaner, floss, sponge and a bag of carbon. Along with that a Reef Octo HoB skimmer. I don't have any experience with canister filters. However I know they need to be cleaned regularly and have become less and less of a popular option.
 
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Welcome fellow Michigan resident. I run a 90 gallon also and only use a HoB filter with surface cleaner, floss, sponge and a bag of carbon. Along with that a Reef Octo HoB skimmer. I don't have any experience with canister filters. However I know they need to be cleaned regularly and have become less and less of a popular option.
exactly thinking just need them to move water around so why put media in them just to collect debris in them my thinking i will need to clean them 4 to 5 times a year. when i ran a sump i never cleaned it and never had problem
 
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Welcome fellow Michigan resident. I run a 90 gallon also and only use a HoB filter with surface cleaner, floss, sponge and a bag of carbon. Along with that a Reef Octo HoB skimmer. I don't have any experience with canister filters. However I know they need to be cleaned regularly and have become less and less of a popular option.
hey jek where you at in michigan
 
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exactly thinking just need them to move water around so why put media in them just to collect debris in them my thinking i will need to clean them 4 to 5 times a year. when i ran a sump i never cleaned it and never had problem
Check into that... I thought once a week was the recommendation
 
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If no filtration is involved what purpose do they have? (Really asking)
my thought were big power heads with uv sterlizers with the flex of adding media base on any issues i may have moving foward. right now runing bio media in them while i cycling my current setup
 

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This is the skimmer I use. Pricey but I absolutely love it.

 
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This is the skimmer I use. Pricey but I absolutely love it.

i was eye balling that dude already i am just not sure if iam doing skimmer or algae scubber or both guess tank will tell me
 
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