Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 04-09-2011, 08:44 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
hackteck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,628
Send a message via AIM to hackteck
ive used a wet dry with bioballs hob filter and canister filter on several different size reefs over the years and as long as you keep up with maintenance they work well
__________________

__________________
hackteck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2011, 08:36 AM   #12
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
but imagine if you didn't have the wet/dry, and just used live rock in the display. you would have achieved the same result without the maintenance.
__________________

__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2011, 11:15 AM   #13
member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 2,667
Exactly. That is the method I went with my reef. Unnecessary extra maintenance is not what I want.
__________________
Fishguy2727 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2011, 11:21 AM   #14
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
hackteck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,628
Send a message via AIM to hackteck
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr_X View Post
but imagine if you didn't have the wet/dry, and just used live rock in the display. you would have achieved the same result without the maintenance.
i did have live rock in the display in fact ive never had a sw tank without live rock lol
__________________
hackteck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2011, 11:34 AM   #15
member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 2,667
He means exclusively, no bioballs or anything else that needs regular debris removal like anything in a canister.
__________________
Fishguy2727 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2011, 11:35 AM   #16
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
hackteck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,628
Send a message via AIM to hackteck
i guess its really how much maintenance you want to do is what it all boils down to
__________________
hackteck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 12:55 AM   #17
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Casper, Wy
Posts: 164
Take a oversized fine house hold sponge place it before the bioballs replace it weekly. Nitrate problem semi solved
__________________
<img src="http://www.compwefix.net/public_html/compsi/sig.jpg" width=940 height=148>
Strawman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 11:57 AM   #18
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
dlwn88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Newport News, VA
Posts: 163
The wet/dry is from sealife systems, it has something just like that before the bioballs. Will having this alone fix the whole bioballs problem? I just added about 7 pounds of live rock rubble on the bottom, will this be enough? i havent removed any bio balls, I'm slowly going to start doing that soon most likely. This wet/dry is a bit small, thinking about upgrading soon. Hopefully have some space for a fuge
__________________
75g FOWLR Tank, Black Percula Clown , Pajama Cardinal, Orange Stripe Prawn Goby, Pygmy Angelfish, Copperband Butterfly
75g Freshwater Tank, 5 Silver Dollars, 3 Angelfish, Bristlenose Pleco, 5 Julli Cats
dlwn88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 12:03 PM   #19
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
dlwn88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Newport News, VA
Posts: 163
Here it is, mine looks slightly different as far as the pluming coming into it, but basically 100% same thing Wet Dry Filter System - Sealife Systems I have the live rock rubble under the egg crate, fully sumerged. There's about 5-6 pounds in there.
__________________
75g FOWLR Tank, Black Percula Clown , Pajama Cardinal, Orange Stripe Prawn Goby, Pygmy Angelfish, Copperband Butterfly
75g Freshwater Tank, 5 Silver Dollars, 3 Angelfish, Bristlenose Pleco, 5 Julli Cats
dlwn88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 08:00 PM   #20
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
if you have 75-100 pounds of live rock in your display, and a reasonable bio load, you don't need any extra surface area for bacteria. take the balls out of that thing and glue in an 8" tall wall in the center so the return pump level doesn't fluctuate, and toss a skimmer in there.
__________________

__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
current, filtration, setup

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
too much filtration/areation/current? aprilp Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 5 01-18-2011 04:21 PM
Does more current = better filtration? ScotJ Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 05-02-2009 06:11 PM
Your opinion on Current USA fixtures please GlitcH Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 11 05-07-2006 09:08 PM
Getting a Setup opinion the_sass72 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 5 01-02-2006 08:15 PM
Current Pull Setup FMJnaX General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 6 04-30-2005 07:31 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.