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Old 06-24-2014, 12:27 AM   #21
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If you got a wet dry, the skimmer could go in side the sump, or pull and return into the sump. That's one option or you could get an acrylic piece for a top and cut out a area for the skimmer.


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Old 06-24-2014, 12:30 AM   #22
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Where can I get acrylic? Home Depot?

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Old 06-24-2014, 12:35 AM   #23
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Yeah or various other places, acrylic and plexiglass is the same thing


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Old 06-24-2014, 12:55 AM   #24
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I must have missed one of your replies from earlier. I'm currently using a hob that can handle up to 40G on my 25G.
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Unfortunately most of the time that's just a number. It correlates to what rate water is pushed through the filter. However if the media choices are sub par and the media isn't used efficiently it becomes just a glorified power head. Now there are a few HOB filters that are decent quality however in they do not compare to the advantages of a wet dry filter


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Old 06-24-2014, 11:04 PM   #26
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I'm just using the carbon cartridges that are meant for it. How could I run other media, such as phos-guard, in the hob if I wanted to? My protein skimmer is scheduled to be here tomorrow and I plan on leaving it on unless anyone recommends that I don't.

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Old 06-24-2014, 11:09 PM   #27
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You can but phos guard or seagel in 100ml bags and just replace the carbon. It won't hurt anything to leave it on, it can only help


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Old 06-24-2014, 11:11 PM   #28
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Sounds good! Could you possibly shoot me a link to those bags so I know what I'm looking for? Again this is all new to me. With freshwater it's all "point and shoot" so to speak. I wonder if the carbon actually does anything for a reef tank...

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Old 06-24-2014, 11:41 PM   #29
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Will this do the trick?

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This is the media you will want to run http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...00&pcatid=4200
It is phos guard and matrix carbon mixed together already in the right proportion, any media bag will work so that doesn't have to be specific.

Carbon defiantly works on saltwater, it removes organic waste from the water, in the same way it does in freshwater.


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