Hello all -
For the past 7 months I have been using 2 Fluval 404 Canisters to help keep my tank clean. It seems they have done a great job in the beginning, but they are now falling down on the job and unable to keep up, so I have decided to replace them with an Aqualine wet/dry system. I know..I know..nitrate factory
. Let me give you the reasoning: I am going to use the wet/dry in place until I get more liverock in the tank to support the flitration on its own. It is a 90 Gallon FOWLR
with 65lbs. of LR
right now. The wet/dry I have ordered is made for a 125G, so there is plenty of sump space in there. Once the liverock is in and stable, then I will remove the BIO balls and use it strictly for a sump for equipment. I found this on EBAY for $144.00 with overflow, hoses, pump, etc., and couldn't pass it up.
Now for the question:
Should I leave my canisters in place until the new wet/dry unit is able to perform without them? If this is the case, should I leave them in for 6 weeks or so, then remove them so there will only be a wet/dry sump unit supporting the tank? Does this sound like a logical plan? TIA