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hi im thinking of turning my 4ft into a marine as i have wanted to for a while now just after a few pointers. i know that i will need a chiller etc but how would a canister work with a marine tank as it is not plumbed for a sump and dont want to be drilling into it would the cannister be alright with a few wavemaker powerheads for the current and also if i was to use the cannister how would i go about a skimmer as i would rather not have it hanging on the tank. any help or advice would be much apreciated

cheers jon

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There's so much to learn about a Marine System.

Try searching online for information

http://www.reefcentral.com/

http://www.masa.asn.au/masa/component/o ... /Itemid,1/

:)

But if you have more specific questions then post it, I can't really write a entire guide to keeping saltwater tanks because theres so much and there are so many different opinions on many aspects of it.

Hope that helps :egrin:

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The main concept is to use a skimmer and power heads with lots of flow since the Live rock does all of the biological filtration

Skimmer just removes unwanted things in the water to make it cleaner

You'll also need RO water because the amount of nutrients in other sources of water causes algae blooms

Lighting is very important, T5s will do but Metal halides are the much better option

Thats just a bit more information for you :)

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Try to avoid using a canister for filtration, if possible.

Depending on how they're set up, they will work but are Nitrate factories, (as are bio-balls).

As shon982 said, plenty of live rock and water movement, (ie;Powerheads).

A good quality skimmer and a DSB, (deep sand bed), if possible.

Quality lights are important.

How deep did you say your pockets were??????

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