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Old 01-03-2006, 07:20 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by copi
Some will express concern over the biowheel: it can cause nitrates to accumulate. You can probably remove it -- if you have sufficient live rock, you'll have all of the biological filtration you need.
sorry to bring back an ancient thread, but is this the general consensus? I believe I have plenty of live rock in my 46 Bowfront, but also a large biowheel that the return feed passes water over on the way back to the sump.

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Biowheels do a great job at converting NO2, not so great at converting NO3. However, as mentioned, with enough LR to handle the job things should be fine. My first reef tank was a 38 gal with an Emperor 400 on it. I left both biowheels on the filter and never had a problem with NO3. I also had over 2lbs/gal of LR and a live sand bed in the tank.

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