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Old 10-01-2007, 06:59 PM   #1
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hey everyone i have a question. when i bought my 55gallon tank used it came with a large bio wheel filter and a skimmer. i have added a 20 gal long sump with live rock, live sand, a bubble trap and moved my skimmer to the sump. my question is do i still need the bio wheel hang on back filter, i do also have to power heads in the tanks and well as my sump return for circulation. and my overflow box has a foam filter in it also so i was needing to know do i need the hang on back bio wheel?
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You dont need it but you can leave it running on your tank for some extra water flow and if you set up a qt tank you'll already have the bacteria on the bio-wheel to cycle the qt.
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I agree that you do not need it if you have plenty of LR and a skimmer. You can however leave it there for GAC or purigen flow if you should need it.
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in that case ill just pull it out it is more of an eye sore than anything else and i already have a small qt tank set up running thanks you guys!!
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You could stick it on the back of your sump, so you could run GAC or media in it, and it would be out of the way.
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