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Old 08-15-2011, 02:17 AM   #1
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Wet dry and fuge????

Hello I got a 90 gallon tank I am just starting up soon. It's just gonna be fish only(for now). But I have lots of live sand, I am proably going to start with a few pieces of live rock then add the rest in dry rock. I don't plan on adding fish for a few months. So in my 30 gallon sump I was thinking about spilting it into thirds. And do one side with a wet dry and skimmer. Return in the middle. And fuge on the other side to try to take care of nitrates down the road. Have anyone tried this before running a wet dry and a refugium in the same system??
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Old 08-15-2011, 02:37 AM   #2
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Wet/dry filters are really old school and inefficient. If anything, you should do an algae scrubber and refugium. You wouldn't even need a protein skimmer.
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I have heard of turf scrubbers. Do you have any good literature one or plans to make one? I will look around
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I was just looking at this yesterday.

http://www.livingreefs.com/build-alg...er-t32422.html
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Good call that helped alot. Now I just need to decide if I want to use a powered or tee off of my return
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Hmmm now I am pretty hooked on the idea of putting in a turf scruber. I would like to run it off of my overflow or the return from the pump. Which would be better?
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I would rather have a skimmer. LR and a skimmer is all you need. LR to house the beneficial bacteria and a skimmer to remove dissolved organic compounds.
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I would rather have a skimmer. LR and a skimmer is all you need. LR to house the beneficial bacteria and a skimmer to remove dissolved organic compounds.

+1 I would agree. A skimmer can be your best friend in getting organics out of your water and it's easy too. lol
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a wet/dry setup almost finishes the cycle, but cannot convert the nitrate to gas. this will be a source of nitrate down the road. i would suggest against it.
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Is it bad idea to run both? I am willing to try it. And if it sucks I can just turn it into a fuge
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