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Old 05-20-2003, 11:18 PM   #1
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Plenum??? Yes or No?

I'm in the process of setting up a new 75G reef. Anyone have either good or bad experiences with plenums? A couple of sites such as garf.org and thereefweb.com endorse them as the fool proof way to go. I don't think anythings foolproof, but most people don't seem to have them. I'm interested in your experiences. Thanks.
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Old 05-20-2003, 11:29 PM   #2
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I don't think anythings foolproof,
I agree wholeheartedly. I don't have any personal experience with them, but I can provide a link or two that might help...

Are Plenums Obsolete? Another View Point; Part 1

Are Plenums Obsolete? Another View Point; Part 2

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Thanks, I'll review them.
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NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Not good, do a DSB instead, with the plenum you have the chance of nitrates building up dew to "Dead space" which may trap waste.

About 4" of Aragonite should do you just fine, just make sure to let the thing cycle before adding anythinng.

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I think either one will work if set up properly. Set up properly seems to be the key to this hobby. I opted for the DSB in all my tanks and have had good results with it so far. I have never set up a tank with a plenum so I have no experience with them.
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