I am about a week away from purchasing the equipment and starting my 55-gal FOWLR
tank (with intentions of being reef eventually).
Do I have to use a sump/wet dry filter? Can I use a Magnum 350 w/ biowheel instead? I get mixed answers from LFS
, and since I live in LA, there are literally 100's of LFS
Some say that I can get by with the magnum w/ biowheel as long as I have sufficient amount of LR
and to clean the media often to prevent build up of nitrates from decomposing organics.
Others say I absolutely have to have to have a wet/dry with a sump to keep the aquarium healthy. Im really confused and need help since I plan to buy equipment soon.
Oh, and I plan to use the AquaC remora skimmer w/ maxi-jet 1200 if I dont utilize a sump (other wise I will use the urchin for in sump)