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Old 02-06-2004, 01:29 PM   #11
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I guess it wouldn't hurt to have live rock AND a filter too right? Now for my next question....... whats the difference with a canister filter and a hang on emperor 400 bio-wheel filter? I can see price is one difference, but don't they serve the same purpose?
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I guess it wouldn't hurt to have live rock AND a filter too right? Now for my next question....... whats the difference with a canister filter and a hang on emperor 400 bio-wheel filter? I can see price is one difference, but don't they serve the same purpose?
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HOB (Emperor) give you the ease of cleaning/replace media, but bit noise, canister give you more space, you can pack watever (medias) you want in a canister and lots quiet.
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Is live rock hard to maintain? does it grow? Does it compile waste? does it smell?
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Old 02-10-2004, 07:40 PM   #15
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Bio wheel Filter has got to be cheaper than maintaining live rock right???
A bio wheel does need occasional adjustment and replacement. Once the rock is in there really is no maintenance or additional cost. An occasion blast with a platic turkey baster is enough to clean it
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Can I suggest that you read an article by Ron Shimek on the natural benefits of LR and LS. It goes into detail, on a "laymans" basis, to explain why you want a DSB and LR. We have the condensed version on our site and can provide the link for the full article if your interested. Look on www.reef-aquarium.net under "educational resources" for the article. It should be on the left at the top. I think you will find it very informative and applicable to your question.

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If I am using a bio wheel on a emp 280 in a 30 hex, how much live rock is it safe to add? or is it one of those, there is never too much..

I keep adding a 2 pound here 2 pounds there, I must have close to 10 to 15 lbs (added another 2 and half yesterday)

I would like all the help I can get with my filtration..
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Generally, the reccomended amount of LR in a tank is 1.5 lbs per gallon. I am just over 2lbs per gallon on my big tank.

In theory you can never add to much. The problem your going to run into is swimming room for your fish. I'm not sure what size tank you have, but you dont want a tang in a 75 that has 2.5lbs per gallon in it. It would be far to crowded for the tang.

Other than that...knock yourself out.

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Edit: oh...and yes you can definately add both. Infact, the LR will be far more benificial than your Bio wheel could ever hope to be.
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