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Old 07-27-2004, 02:40 PM   #1
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Proper size Wet Dry filter for a saltwater FO tank

I have a 55G Saltwater FO tank with an Undergravel filter running 2 - 150 PH a protein skimmer for 100G, and an Emperor 400. I want to replace the Emperor with a Wet Dry filter and have 2 options. 1) buy a Wet Dry with a BIO AREA of 2.4 GAL SUMP GAL of 8.75 rated for 75 gallon tanks or 2) buy a Wet Dry with Capacity 120 gallons and BIO AREA: 3.3 GAL. SUMP GAL: 8.25

If I take option 2 I will have to modify my tank stand to fit it so I would prefer option 1 if you all think it will provide enough filtration. Thanks for your help!
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are you going to be adding live sand and live rock, if you are then #1 would be enough.
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Go with the largest you can fit. So that sounds like option 1. As Richard suggested you should also think about using live rock and a live sand bed for filtration. I would also ditch the UGF.
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Thanks for the info. I think I have found another filter which is larger and will fit under my tank the Slimline series by Amiracle. However, I now have been told to just use live rock instead and not worry about the wet/dry? Any thoughts?
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