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Old 07-18-2009, 11:57 PM   #1
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Upgrading wet/dry system

Is it possible to ditch my existing wet/dry filter with a newer one without going through a second cycle or losing fish? I think my wet/dry I've had on there is just to small rating. I would like to get one of those new marineland systems possibly. What are my options?

I do have about 130 pounds of live rock in there.

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Why do you want a wet/dry filter. I would spend that money on a good protein skimmer if you don't have one or a better one if you do.
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I agree. With that much LR in your tank you already have great biological filtration. If anything remove the media from the wet dry and replace with LR rubble or as TC said a skimmer would be great.
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Actually I already have a great protein skimmer, in fact I just bought it a week ago and you wouldn't believe the nasty brown stuff it's produced! I just thought you have to have a wet/dry filter, but you're saying because I have live rock and a protein skimmer I really don't even need a wet/dry? Does that mean I should just pull off my existing wet/dry?

Btw the skimmer I have is that new marineland skimmer, it's so awesome! It takes up so little space


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If you have enough LR and a good skimmer you really dont need a wet dry. I would think about as I mentioned earlier removing the media and replacing with LR rubble or make a refugium out of the wet dry.
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As in anything saltwater, do the removal slowly in stages over a few days as to not shock the system with to much nitrates.
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