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Old 04-27-2004, 10:39 AM   #1
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Hey all,

A little background first.............

I picked up that aquarium last weekend. It turns out they had a fuge setup, which I did not want so I scrapped all the mud that was in their.

I then tried to modify the fuge into a basic wet/dry and everything is working fine but it just seems so loud. I am thinking that the wet/dry box is just too big because of the fact that it used to be a fuge. There is a lot of extra space in their that is not being used.

I’ll try to tinker with it some and see if I can quiet it down but I may just break down and buy another one (didn’t want to do this).

Anyway, I am looking at this on eBay; http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=2395654989

What do you think?

Advice, opinions, etc.??

TIA!!!
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Old 04-27-2004, 05:17 PM   #2
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Im not a fan of wet drys by any means, but I think that is a fair price for what there offering.
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Old 04-27-2004, 05:52 PM   #3
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If you are not using a Wet/Dry, then what are you using and why?

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Old 04-27-2004, 07:22 PM   #4
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I use live rock, and a deep sand bed, with a protein skimmer. A wet/dry can be a nitrate farm due to all the solid wastes that build within it. Unless its throughly cleaned regularly, but cleaning it can remove a lot of the bacteria. A deep sand bed with live sand can actually remove nitrates with bacteria that live within it. I also have a 55 gal fuge with a 7 inch sand bed, mangroves and soon to have calupera. These all remove nitrates from the water. This is just my setup and in a sense my opinion. Some people use the wet/dry and have no problems, and some people have problems with a DSB. There really is no right or wrong way. Each has its own pros and cons. Just do what you feel most comftable with, and see how it works.
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Old 04-27-2004, 11:26 PM   #5
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Thanks!

The previous owener had this fuge setup but I just wanted to start out simple and possible move up to that later. Thus, i scrapped all the sand and plants from the fuge and ripped out the walls.

I then built a little shelf out of egg crate and filled it with BioBalls.

This should do me for now, I hope.

BTW - The tank is about 120 gallons
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Simple was the setup you scrapped. You can do FO with a wet/dry but you will have problems with algae and high nitrate. It can be done, just a lot more maintenance.
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Old 04-28-2004, 10:15 AM   #7
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Haha

I you saw the way it was setup, you would not think it was simple.

I have seen other fuges and they were in a lot better shape than this. The tank had not been maintained for about 3 months. Had no choice.
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Just do what works for you. You can always change it later.
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