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Old 10-25-2005, 08:53 PM   #1
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cannister/wet dry

which is better which do you prefer advantages and diadvantages would help thanks

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live rock and deep sand bed is the way to go

on the cannister, only thing i could find or read about for use is for activated carbon to polish the water and filter stuff out, not biological

wet/dry is different filtration. its more bilogical becuase of the bio balls will remove some bad stuff out. but removing the bad stuff out job is best done naturally with live rock and live sand. the wet/dry will need maintance plus water changes whereas the live rock and sand is mainly water changes.

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Old 10-26-2005, 03:24 PM   #3
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definitely LR and LS is your primary filter, but your wet/dry (toss the balls) can act as a small sump/fuge. That's what I did with mine. Works great. Don't know of any advantage to canisters and I've heard they can trap NO3's and such.

Anyhow, that's just what works for me. I'm sure others have had successes with canisters.
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on what size thank? and what do you plan on having in the tank?
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Old 10-27-2005, 02:19 AM   #5
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There are limitations to deep sand beds.. not that there bad things.. its just good to know what your getting into..

It would help to know what you want to keep and how big the tank is..

nice banner by the way Hara..
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