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Old 06-15-2005, 02:30 PM   #1
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Searching for some Wet/Dry help..

I have a 7 year old reef tank (47 gallon bow front) that has a very very very old wet/dry on it. Has bio balls, etc..

Now the problem is this wet dry takes up the entire cabinet space below (dimensions 26"x12"x16") the aquarium and it is getting pretty old and worn out. So I am wanting to replace this with something new but I want to get something that is much shorter in length 26 inches is far too long and I would like it to be with some type of lid and preferrably a built in protein skimmer. I want the extra cabinet space to put in some other hardware..

Can anyone recommend a good compact wet/dry (price isn't a problem)?

Would really appreciate any information/advice.

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Old 06-15-2005, 02:46 PM   #2
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Greetings. Most people these days don't use wet-dry's anymore instead they remove the bio-balls and use the wet dry as a sump to hold equipement skimmer, heater ect...You can also replace the bio-balls with live rock but that transition should be done slowly and with time.

That being said, IMO you should have the largest sump you can fit in your stand because that increases the total water volume of your system.

If space is an issue I think there are a number of hang on the back filters that include a protein skimmer I think they are manufactured by CPR. I can't vouch for their effectiveness or quality.

Also from past experience most sumps that come with a protein skimmer the skimmer is not the greatest at producing skimmate, but again that's only my experience and opinion.

Good Luck.
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