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Old 01-04-2005, 02:12 PM   #1
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Wet/Dry System VS Canister

What are the pros and cons of both?
Why prefer one over the other?
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Old 01-04-2005, 03:15 PM   #2
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Depends on the size of your tank I guess. I don't think wet/drys are practical on a small tank, but on a large one it works well.

I have a canister filter on my 37 gallon, but I will be removing the carbon soon and just using it as a big pump. ( I may put some LR in there for filtration.)

If You are going to use Live Rock, how about just using a sump instead? A sump is pretty much the same thing as a wet/dry filter, except there is no bio-media to collect nitrates. Most people here recommend saving your money and not buying a 300 dollar wet/dry filter. spend 10 bucks and get a big rubbermaid container. works just the same.

Just makes sure your tank has built in overflows because I don't trust the hang-on-back kind. (another reason why I don't have a sump.)

Do you have the tank yet? what size?

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I wouldnt use a canister on anything other than the smallest of SW tanks.
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Old 01-04-2005, 03:49 PM   #4
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All of my Specs to my tank are located on this thread.

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Now you have me VERY curious as to using my TashCan as a sump!!!!
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I'm using a rubbermaind storage container as a sump/fuge.... just added some substrate, LR, and macro algae........ working well so far........
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Old 01-04-2005, 04:41 PM   #6
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Can you please lead me in the right direction (possibly a web page) that describes the entire process of using Storage containers as a sump. I would really like to read up on how hook everything up! Please!
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