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Old 01-02-2004, 12:44 AM   #1
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Ok so I have been reading in a lot of post that a filter is not always a good thing in a reef set up. I have a 46 bow that I just put some uncured LR in (Will be adding more but i had order 36 and found it to be lett then i thought 15-20lbs more to the tank in the next few weeks i hope). The filter is a wet/dry pro 75. I have every thing still in the filter. The I have the sponge on the over flow and the one in the sump. I have all the bio-balls still in the center of the filter. Do I really need all this?
And I have a cap 1200 pumping out the water from the sum.

And then have a max-jet 600 and max jet 400 moving the water around the tank. I am thinking about add/replacing the 400 for a 600. Do I have more then I should for water movement? And the PH both has a sponge one it to catch any thing that is floating around the tank. What should I keep and what should I take out?
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I also have the wet/dry pro 75 filter. It is my experience that when you have at least 1.5 lbs of LR per gallon (that would be about 70 lbs for your tank) that you do not need ANY bio balls in the wet/dry pro. When your next shipment of LR comes in, that will give you 56 lbs of LR, right? You'll need about another 15 or so.

I think you could go with the 56lbs of LR, and keep say about 25% of the bioballs in the wet/dry pro - but I'm speculating. Anyone have thoughts on this idea?

If you do go with 1.5 lbs per gallon, and you take the bio balls out, it simply becomes a sump. You have the pro series, which means you have the protien skimmer already in there, right?

Your 70 lbs of LR should be enough (when combined with the proper sand bed) to act as your filtering agent.

Ask around for the proper sand bed for your setup. I think 4 inches of Live Sand would be the way to go, but I think others have much more experience in this matter.

Keep us posted

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Well yes the pro have the skimmer. And I really do not want a deep sand bed i do not think. because right now i have CC and i have about 1-2" of that in the bottom. Should I remove the cc now before the live rock is done curing? And put in some sand?

I probably will not order the LR I will go to a LFS and pay the 6.99 because i would not have the room to cure it.

Do you keep all the sponges on the wet dry filter? The one in the sump and the one on the over flow?
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