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Old 02-08-2016, 12:49 AM   #21
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Is it better to have a long tank or high tank?
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I think if you're doing a reef a long is better than high. Also high I would think it's harder to clean. Also you want to make sure your lights reach the bottom for corals

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Old 02-08-2016, 02:15 PM   #23
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I think if you're doing a reef a long is better than high. Also high I would think it's harder to clean. Also you want to make sure your lights reach the bottom for corals

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Trying to decide if I want a 50g or if I want to get rid of my 30g which is fully stocked and start a 110 now... Decisions decisions
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So I've decided to do a 75g fish only setup with a sump. I will be running a wet dry system.
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If you follow the 1 lbs per gallon rule, the wet dry won't be doing anything productive. You can use that same space for something that will be more beneficial like a skimmer, an algae turf scrubber, or whatever.
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If you follow the 1 lbs per gallon rule, the wet dry won't be doing anything productive. You can use that same space for something that will be more beneficial like a skimmer, an algae turf scrubber, or whatever.

I'll have to look into that. Why wouldn't the wet dry be effective?
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Wet/dry does the exact same thing that happens inside the porous live rock when the tank is cycled. It is a place for bacteria to live to support the nitrate cycle.

EDIT: I forgot to mention that if not cleaned weekly, they become a nitrate trap.
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Wet/dry does the exact same thing that happens inside the porous live rock when the tank is cycled. It is a place for bacteria to live to support the nitrate cycle.

EDIT: I forgot to mention that if not cleaned weekly, they become a nitrate trap.

What about a good size sump for a 75g. I read that it should be at least 25% of the display tank. Is that a good number to base it off of?
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