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Old 08-18-2013, 04:37 PM   #1
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can i use liverok as wet/dr filter media???

hey fellaz

ive ask this question before but with no def. answers.

can i use live rock as filter media for my wet/dry?

my tank has been running for 2 months. and i want to use some of my live rock in my tank in my wet/dry filter. in the trickle section.

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Old 08-20-2013, 01:49 PM   #2
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Hi there

I would say no because for live rock to work efficiently would need a constant flow going Through it where the wet and dry it would only be dripping Through it If you can see my logic
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Old 08-20-2013, 02:16 PM   #3
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Take the trickle section out and use live rock that's what most folks do or build a DIY sump ..hears a wet dry converted to a liverock sump

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I was tthinking of that. but if I do that do I need to add a light etc.. and make a refugium out of it? or just take out trickle and add submerged live rock?
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Whatever you like. If you want algae, use the light. If not, don't use a light.
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:56 PM   #6
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hmm. well I just ordered bioballs because case it seems no one knew if it was ok to use Liverock in my wet/dry and I had awesome success with bioballs on my last tank. if they give me problems with nitrates ill make my wet/dry into a sump.

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You can use the live rock in the wet / dry but the only issue is that it won't have any nitrate removing capabilities.
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Bioballs work great aslong as you clean them on a regular bases or they become nitrate factorys...
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