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Old 01-02-2005, 10:16 PM   #1
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Remove bio-wheel???

I have an Eclipse Six (six gallon acrylic w/ built in filter, carbon, and bio-wheel). I want to run a little mini-reef with some anemone, damsels, clownfish, shrimp, etc. (Low lighting critters)

My question is, should I remove the bio-wheel and allow the live rock to be my biological filtration? Will my nitrates be too high with a biowheel? Will it be kept under control even if I keep the wheel in as long as I have enough live rock? Any help would be great. Thanks!


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Old 01-03-2005, 12:26 AM   #2
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the wheel will become a nitrate factory and you will never be able to keep it down. With the live rock you will not have that problem.

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Old 01-03-2005, 02:14 AM   #3
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Agreed but I would stick to one small fish (no gobies) and no anemone. The tank is too small. Mobile inverts and corals would be no issue though.

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