Originally Posted by Ladykrup
We do have the wet/dry, protein skimmer, and live rock. Is it possible to put the plants directly into the aquarium?
It is possible but a lot of fish may eat them, and you'll want to prune them as they grow. Most people will run them in a fuge with either 24/7 lighting or on a reverse schedule to the display tank to help maintain the ph
so it doesn't drop at night.
I"m not sure about the chiller but I don't think you'll be able to get a decent quality one for a couple hundred dollars unless you look for a used one.
If you are worried about the nitrates I would remove the bio material in your wet/dry and add a little more LR
. How often do you do water changes and what amount do you change?