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Old 06-10-2004, 08:48 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by TygGer
So in other words, use the HOB filter as a PH by removing BOTH the biowheel and the filter media and only use filter media (w/carbon) for polishing the water?
Yes, If available in your area I also use polyfilters.

And since I ordered the PH's, I could use those instead of a filter-less and biowheel-less HOB filter?
If you think it has enough flow without the HOB, yes. Myself I would leave it running. Much less hassle to simpley insert a filter sleeve when needed. If you let it sit onside the tank without running, be sure you empty all the water.

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Old 06-16-2004, 11:44 PM   #12
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If I remove the HOB filter, what will take care of mechanical filtration?

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Old 06-17-2004, 10:07 AM   #13
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Unless the tank will house aggressive carnivors where inverts will not be permitted, the mech filtration will not be needed at all. With a LR tank reef or otherwise, the fauna withing the system become your mechanical filtration so to speak.

All mechanical filtration does is filter out/collect large particulate matter from the water. As I said though, if you leave the HOB running without a filter insert it can easily be placed back when needed. If used 24/7, mechanical filtration can often become a hinderance to water quality.

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