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Old 09-02-2003, 12:55 PM   #1
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bio wheel filters

I was setting up my QT this weekend, and the lady at the lfs recommended I use a bio-wheel filter since there would be no LR or LS (or anything for that matter) in the tank.

I read up on these little bio-wheel filters, and they sound pretty cool! The amonia and nitrites are processed in the wheel.

I'm considering replacing my wet/dry with one of these for my 42 gallon display tank.

Anyone out there use bio-wheel filters exclusively?? Would I need an additional PH since the bio-wheel filters simply let the water 'fall' back into the tank?

Thoughts?

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Old 09-02-2003, 02:26 PM   #2
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I'm considering replacing my wet/dry with one of these for my 42 gallon display tank.
Unless your wet/dry filter is pitifully small...there is no point in switching. The wet/dry should do the same (only capable of more) as the biowheel.

You can use a biowheel on your QT without a problem, just follow the same directions in the QT article and sterilize it after each use.
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Sounds about right to me. My current wet/dry is designed for a 75 gal, and I have a 42, so I'll probably keep it.

And for sterilizing the bio-wheel on the QT, I picked up some spare filter cartridges and wheels for when I am finished medicating.

Thanks! (you're just full of great advice today)

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