Juwel internal filter

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I'm thinking about getting rid of my the built in filter on my vison 260 tank mainly because I have seen pictures of other peoples tanks without them and they look better. I'm going to remove everything temporarily then use something to cut the silicone then replace the rocks fish ect, has anyone got any advice regarding this if so I would really appreciate it. 

Would anyone suggest a particular filter as a replacement?

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Last Edit: Jul 31, 2016 9:47:39 pm by HK_Fuey

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Reply #1

I'd go with no filter at all. You've got live rock right? Do you have a skimmer?
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Reply #2

Really no filter?  :scared: yes I have about 20kg of live rock and a protein skimmer

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Would I have to change my maintenance routine? At the moment I do a water change once a fortnight would that increase? And would you recommend any other equipment?

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Reply #4

Liverock will host the bacteria to do all the filtration, and the skimmer will take out DOCs and also oxygenate the water.  You don't need anything else.
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Reply #5

That's brilliant saves me a lot of money and time searching for the right filter. I've seen pics with the same tank as mine where there didn't appear to be any filter but I just assumed they had a sump built in which I don't. Looking forward to getting rid of this eyesore now  :grin:
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Reply #6

It could decrease. It's a hold up from freshwater that a "filter" is mandatory.

Your rock is the biological, and your skimmer does the rest. It's known as the berlin method, it used to be one of many when trickle filters, etc were popular, but now it's pretty much standard.

Even tanks with sumps don't really have "filters". A sump is just somewhere to put the heater, skimmer and maybe a filter sock, but that's just for mechanical filtration, and that's not required at all for tank health.
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Reply #7

tbf, i kept mine as a way to hide the heater, add more flow with the powerhead and a place to put carbon, siporax and filter floss which helps to clear the water. So personally i would keep it. A black box in the corner that soon colours up is nicer to see than a heater and cable draped across the back glass :P

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I was thinking about just piling some live rock in front of the heater to hide as much as I can and I agree the wire won't look good but I like the idea of the tank having more space so I think I will start looking up the removing of the filter. Thanks for the advice guys.  :grin:

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