Ideas for filter on new 90gal tank

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  1. shalaris

    shalaris Larval Mass Registered

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    Hello Everyone,

    Just wanted to thank everyone for the wealth of information I've gotten from this forum over the past weeks. I have an Atlantic Long Arm (named Jamie after a friend of mine who sleeps all day and wakes up to eat after dark). I currently have a 20gal tank, but he (or she) is growing rapidly so I recently purchased a 90 gallon. However, my current filtration system (Via-Aqua w/protein skimmer and UV sterilaizer) won't handle the 90. Any suggestions ? I would like to use a canister filter and keep as much equipment as possible below the tank, but I'm really open to suggestions.

    Thanks,

    Spyros
     
  2. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi and welcome to TONMO.com :welcome:

    As you probably know, the Atlantic Longarm Octopus is Octopus "defilippi". It will be very happy in your 90 gallon tank!

    Do you mean that you want to use a sump when you say you want to keep the equipment under the tank?

    Nancy
     
  3. shalaris

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    Hello again,

    Well, I don't have enough room for a sump but I was thinking about installing overflow boxes in the tank and then piping out, over the side and down to a canister filter, protein skimmer, in-line heater and UV sterilizer. I currently have live sand and live rock (which is very healthy and full of copapods) which I plan to add to when I move to the new tank. Do I have to use a sump ? Eventually I plan to use a sump system. However, right now, available space restricts me from doing so. Would the type of system I described above work or am I going to get into trouble ?

    Thanks,

    Spyros
     

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