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Old 04-26-2012, 09:00 PM   #41
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That "sump" you have there is considered a "wet/dry" as the bio balls are partially exposed and water trickles over them, keeping them wet, but not submerged. I would remove that crushed coral substrate under the bio balls and rinse the bio balls very well if you intend to use that setup.
Those filters are very good at converting ammonia into nitrites, and then nitrites into nitrates, but that's where filtration ends with that wet/dry. You'll have a hard time keeping the nitrate levels low with it. I would also suggest a new sump. Something partitioned and large enough to hold a decent protein skimmer.
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So your saying I should just trash the whole thing?
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I would, if you intend to stay in the hobby. You won't be happy with it long term. It won't suit you.
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Now if only someone could create a fuge setup WITH bioballs. Lol.
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It wouldn't be conducive to a healthy reef, Hank. Adding more (fully submerged) live rock to the system would be a better idea than adding bio balls.
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Well for now I dont have much money as I am still in high school and working ever hour possible so I will stick with the setup I have for the time being, should I wash or clean the crushed coral under the bio balls or replace them of just completely take them out?
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Remove the crushed coral and rinse the bio balls.
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Ok, replace the crushed coral or get rid of completely?
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