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Old 01-13-2012, 03:25 PM   #1
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Wet dry filtration

An u use and should u use a wet dry filtration system on a reef aquarium
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Do you mean can you use a wetdry for a reef? If so, you COULD but it's not the best way to go, at least in my opinion. A regular reef sump would be a better option.
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U mean with a fuge?
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You can get a reef sump with a fuge, sure, but a regular sump with room for a skimmer is fine too. here's the two different ones

Eshopps RS 200 Berlin Style Reef Sump, for tanks 125-225 gallons - AquaCave

Eshopps Refugium R-200,125-225 gal, 2nd Generation - AquaCave

I use a berlin on my 90g fowlr and a refugium on my 125g reef.
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I used one for the first seven yrs I had a reef. The media needs to be cleaned often and frequent water changes are a must since higher nitrates are the result of a wet dry system. It can be done but IMO more maint. because of it.
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What if I do mangroves in the display to eat the NO3
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I think you'd need a whole lot of mangroves to see a noticeable difference. They are cool and all but i don't think they are uber nitrate eaters. lol
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Oh yea they do haha I've seen a 125 custom tank with three planted mangroves clean a over stocked tank u ought to try them they are amazing so much so I would choose them over macro alge
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