should I tell her to buy a hang on the back one? Is there something she could do as far as the Nitrates are concerned?
would be vastly superior to the UGF
although a wet/dry would be even better. The UGF
will have to be removed though to completely solve the problem. This means removing the plates from under the crushed coral.
If she has enough live rock I would recommend the use of the Berlin method of filtration. This is the most commonly used filtration for SW
today. We have an article on it here: http://www.aquariumadvice.com/showqu...q=2&fldAuto=10
If she doesn't have enough live rock for this, she will have to either go with a wet/dry or a HOB
for effective filtration. It would help to know the size of the tank, though. Recommending a HOB
for a 125 gallon would be ridiculous.
While we are speaking of filters by hang on the back is a Tetra/Whisper 60 I think...it came with my tank in this like "kit". How do you rate those? It says to change the bio-bag/carbon thing once a month...but mine looked yuck basically so I replaced it sooner.
They are ok. Again, if I had a choice it would be Berlin or wet/dry. Any HOB
would be better than that UGF