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Old 12-29-2013, 10:36 PM   #1
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wet to dry filter...

If I use a wet to dry complete system.. specifically a E S Hopps WD 75CS would I still need to add a protein skimmer? I would be placing this on a 29G FOWLR. currently have a HOB and it is just not getting the job done. THANKS!
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Old 12-30-2013, 02:55 PM   #2
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Whats the problem exactly? Usually anything 30 gallon and under with enough water changes usinv r/o water isnt a problem. Are you just under filtered? To me a wet dry on that size tank woukd probably be a waste of money. Just my opinion
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ammonia is high.. I believe it is under filtered... the HOB is an aqua clear 50 with purigen and foam filter pad. 5 gallon water changes every week with RODI salt water.
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Sounds like the tank isn't cycled witch wouldn't be a filter issue it would be a bacteria issue. How much live rock do you have?

I would start doing bigger water changes every week and maybe more often till it's corrected
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tank has been set up for 8 months, and has approx 40lbs of live rock.
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Old 12-31-2013, 02:16 AM   #6
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We need some more information if we are going to suggest some help for you.

What is the size / stock of this tank?
When was the last time you added live rock?
How often do you feed?
Do you have any powerheads?
What is the water change schedule?
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Tank is 29G.... live rock was set up when tank was set up approx 8 months ago.... only thing in there is a fire fish. have not added any live rock since tank was set up. water is changed weekly with 5 gallon water changes with RODI salt water. tank currently has an aqua clear 50 HOB and with foam filter pad and purigen. ....all of that info i have said before.... feed twice daily with new life spectrum pellets, approx 5 or so pellets per feeding. have two power heads, one on either side of the glass wall. when i test the water ammonia is high.... the only question is.. like i asked... does a wet to dry need a protein skimmer? not sure why the rest of this info is needed just to know whether or not a wet to dry is adequate with or without a protein skimmer.
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Tank is 29G.... live rock was set up when tank was set up approx 8 months ago.... only thing in there is a fire fish. have not added any live rock since tank was set up. water is changed weekly with 5 gallon water changes with RODI salt water. tank currently has an aqua clear 50 HOB and with foam filter pad and purigen. ....all of this info i have said before.... the only question is.. like i asked... does a wet to dry need a protein skimmer? currently ammonia is continuing to run high.
No to answer the question of does a wet/dry need a protein skimmer...
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Stop feeding twice a day for starters. 10 pellets a day for a single firefish is too much. 1 pellet is plenty. I agree with skipping the wet/dry and addressing the problem.
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addressing it how? wet to dry filter would help the water situation??
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