Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 04-14-2006, 05:23 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 2
pumps skimmers wet dry filters?????

Appx 15 years I had a 55 gallon sw tank and now I am looking to get back into the hobby. Things have changed so much since then. I have been doing my homework by doing alot of reading. I have chosen a 180 Gallon acrilic tank with an internal overflow.

Right now I'm confused on on the filtering system. I want to have everything underneath. I'm going to need a protine skimmer a wet dey filter and a pump. Anything else? I've seen Calcium reactors, what are they and are they truley needed?

Can anybody tell me who manufactures the best filters today?

As far as water flow has anybody used or have an opion on EcoTech Marines Vortec Propeller pumps?
Thanks for all you help in advance
Greg T

tesoriero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2006, 03:27 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Debary, Florida
Posts: 512
You could also add a UV sterilizer, but it's not necessary as long as you keep your water quality good. A sump will be just as good as a wet/dry, and you can even make one yourself. You can place your skimmer, heater and pump(s) inside the sump and out of view. Most of the folks on here seem to like Mag Drive pumps. A calcium reactor is not necessary, either. Again, just keep up on regular water changes. Oh, and welcome to AA.

AndyH5512 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2006, 10:53 PM   #3
Community Admin
melosu58's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 37,888
Welcome to AA
Think about going to a refugium. Better idea that will help reduce nutrients in your tank.
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote

dry, filter, filters, pumps, skimmer, wet, wet dry

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What Are Wet/Dry Filters? FishCrazyBenBOMB General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 2 12-26-2008 10:12 AM
Wet Dry Filters, Skimmers, and perfect water params? SeeDemTails Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 6 04-28-2006 03:19 PM
Wet Dry Filters and more morphviper Archive 1 04-21-2005 04:53 PM
wet/dry filters powderbluetang Saltwater Reef Aquaria 15 06-14-2004 10:38 PM
What are wet/dry filters? William Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 7 09-15-2003 12:15 AM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:35 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.