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Old 10-20-2011, 05:40 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Fishguy2727 View Post
If you are in this hobby to save money just get out now.
Hhhhmmm, I doubt that anybody is in this hobby to save money LOL.

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Old 10-20-2011, 06:03 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Wy Renegade

Hhhhmmm, I doubt that anybody is in this hobby to save money LOL.
Haha. Not to hate on bettas but That's why they made Betta bowls:p

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Old 10-20-2011, 06:22 PM   #13
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with a wet/dry in a fish only system its just easy, if you have a sickness that spreads through the tank it is easier to treat with medications then it is with LR, if there is an ick outbreak, copper can be used to treat it and kill the parasite where as in a FOWLR you will end up killing soem life in the rock.

there are advatages to each most sayign go with live rock are reefers and not just fish keepers and are not open to the use of a wet/dry as a form of filtration.

back in the old days of reef keeping there was no natural form of filtration, wet/drys and chemicals along side with waterchanges were used to keep things clean. so a wet/dry is totally do able it just may require a bit more attention and a bit more house keeping to keep nitrates low and detritus out of the bio balls
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:12 PM   #14
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Or you can setup the tank right, take care of it, and avoid 90% of those illnesses.

So, more work, less effective, old fashioned...hmmm.

I wonder what the fish would prefer. Live rock that provides natural filtration, natural hides, and natural food, or dead rock and plastic balls that trap debris that most people will inevitably neglect.

You could just use an UGF under big chunky crushed coral and go all the way back to the 80s.

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dry, filter, filters, wet, wet dry

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