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Old 12-02-2003, 03:40 AM   #1
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Bio Wheel in Marine tank?

Is it recommend to use Bio-wheel in a marine tank?
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Old 12-02-2003, 08:53 AM   #2
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Basically no. This is because the wheel's produce quite a bit of nitrate. So if you wanted to keep any kind of inverts, you would be shooting yourself in the foot.

People that have Bio-wheel filters simply remove the wheel and then run it as a normal power filter.
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Is it recommend to use Bio-wheel in a marine tank?
In a FO tank or a tank with less than 1lb per gallon of LR, it is recommended you have some form of biological filtration for your tank. For smaller tanks I have employed the use of biowheel filters and they did a fine job. I do, however, recommend the natural method of nitrification, when possible, for the reasons stated above.
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In a FO tank or a tank with less than 1lb per gallon of LR, it is recommended you have some form of biological filtration for your tank. For smaller tanks I have employed the use of biowheel filters and they did a fine job. I do, however, recommend the natural method of nitrification, when possible, for the reasons stated above.
Last time I said something like you stated, I got jumped on by one of our subscribers. I am just glad you said it this time.

But I do agree with you RR.
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