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Old 02-24-2010, 11:22 AM   #1
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Need help deciding how to setup wet/dry filter

Okay so im starting my saltwater tank slowly and im kinda buying it little by little and i got a used wet/dry filter and don't know the make or model. So i was hoping someone could help me. I was wondering how any of you would set it up as far as putting what in it and where? Thanks in advance -Luke
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:30 AM   #2
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:34 AM   #3
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where the water comes INTO the sump, there sill be a plate,bioballs, plate and a sponge of sorts on top or matting

then where the return is there is a chunk of foam then its open after that for your pump.

in the last pic the left side looks to be where the biomedia is held the middle chamber can be for more bio or carbon ect, then the last one is open for your pump.
My sump looks different but thats the order the stuff goes in from left to right on mine. I just set it up a week or so ago.
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Anyone know what brand and model it might be my chance?
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i have one very similar to that but quite a bit smaller... im pretty sure its a eshopps brand, but im not 100% sure as it doesnt say on it
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Just use is it as a sump and you'll be much happier in the long run.
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If i set it up as a sump what types of filters would i put in it without doing it wet/dry?
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Put a skimmer in it or next to it, add some LR rubble and some macro algae. LR, skimming LS and macro algae becomes your filtration. Top off water for evaporation, weekly cleaning of the skimmer cup, and 2x/montlhy PWCs.

Well you still need to clean the glass and feed the fish and you probably want to add some nori every other day too, so you will have a chance to get your hands wet.
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