Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-11-2014, 03:08 PM   #1
Macro Addict
Community Moderator
 
54seaweed's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 7,540
input on wet dry filter

has anyone used or have one of these systems
Rapids Pro Wet/Dry Filter System | PetSolutions
it also comes with a auto top off

is this worth the money or is it just a piece of poo
__________________

__________________
Save
54seaweed is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2014, 03:49 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 329
Um...does it brush your teeth for you too?

Can't speak for SW folks but on the FW side this is overkill and you could build one yourself for about 1/4 of that price. If SW then it may be worth it.
__________________

__________________
cfosgate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2014, 05:25 PM   #3
Macro Addict
Community Moderator
 
54seaweed's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 7,540
I want to use it on saltwater and I like the slimline concept biggest thing I'm concerned about is performance and is it worth it
I have a plexi glass sump now that I notched to fit in my stand next to a 20l tank but it leaks
figured this unit because I can put it on 1 side and the auto top off jug on the other and still have room
__________________
Save
54seaweed is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2014, 05:28 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 329
Sounds like it might work for you. Hopefully some SW folks can chime in with their $0.02
__________________
cfosgate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2014, 03:55 PM   #5
Macro Addict
Community Moderator
 
54seaweed's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 7,540
anyone on the saltwater side have any input about this filter pro's/con's
just want to be sure it will be a good purchase since its not a inexpensive toy to just chuck if it don't work right
__________________
Save
54seaweed is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2014, 05:09 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
manbeast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: pennsylvania
Posts: 916
I've heard that all the toms products are fairly low quality and cheaply made, I was looking at one of these a while back at a very reputable fish store and the employee helping me said not to waste my money
__________________
manbeast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2014, 06:28 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Mebbid's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Michigan USA
Posts: 12,569
Imho there is absolutely no reason to put a wet / dry filter on a saltwater tank. The live rock in the tank is there to be the primary source of filtration for the tank. With the minimal bio loads that you need to shoot for on salt water side of things the super effective oxygenated environment of a wet dry is being wasted. Ammonia production should never ever be a problem.

Instead for filtration on salt water you really need to look at anaerobic or oxygen free areas in the tank (again something that live rock provides) If you wanted to add something for extra filtration I would suggest a LARGE canister filter with low flow filled with a large grain pumice (same thing as seachem's de nitrate) or even refugium rubble. This will give you a huge anaerobic area that will help to effectively control nitrates.
__________________

__________________
"The simplest explanation for some phenomenon is more likely to be accurate than more complicated explanations." -Occam's razor
Mebbid is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
dry, filter, wet, wet dry

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to reduce input/input flow on my AC110 Brox Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 10-24-2012 02:26 PM
are Wet/dry filter & Mini-Reef Filter the same thing?? Bubble_B0y Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 08-26-2005 04:02 PM
To Wet\Dry or Not to Wet\Dry tazcrash69 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 6 04-29-2005 01:02 AM
wet/dry filter vs penguin HOB filter SilviaGTO General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 4 03-19-2004 11:58 PM
wet/dry filter question mdl91881 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 01-13-2003 11:36 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.