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Old 04-27-2011, 02:00 PM   #21
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A diy store should have one labelled daylight
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:14 PM   #22
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Old 04-27-2011, 07:18 PM   #23
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Can I take the pre filters and bio balls out of my dry wet sump
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I would leave the pre filter in. But the bio balls I would remove. Do so only a few at a time. A better alternative is to use live rock rubble. The best combo in a sump in this order is. Pre filter( like a filter pad or filter sock) skimmer, deep sand bed with macro algae and live rock. Then return.
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Old 04-28-2011, 05:15 AM   #25
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I would leave the pre filter in. But the bio balls I would remove. Do so only a few at a time. A better alternative is to use live rock rubble. The best combo in a sump in this order is. Pre filter( like a filter pad or filter sock) skimmer, deep sand bed with macro algae and live rock. Then return.
Ok thanks my pre filter is just a pad sitting on the bio balls just under 2 spray bars and it's in the dry part of my sump is that ok
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Yeah that is fine. What I would do is like every two eels or so take the filter pad out and shake it in a bucket of dirty tank water to get rid of some of the stuff it trapped. Then after oh say 3 months you should change it out for a new one.some people say you should only change it out when it starts to break down..... It's completely up to u. The main purpose of it is to catch things that are to big for the rest of the sump.
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Yeah that is fine. What I would do is like every two eels or so take the filter pad out and shake it in a bucket of dirty tank water to get rid of some of the stuff it trapped. Then after oh say 3 months you should change it out for a new one.some people say you should only change it out when it starts to break down..... It's completely up to u. The main purpose of it is to catch things that are to big for the rest of the sump.
Ok thanks I think I will get some new filters and start to take out bio balls 
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Got my light for sump today so will set it up tonight get some macro tomorrow 
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Got my new sump light all good
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And I couldn't resist a trip out today and picked up 2 tube worms 
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