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Old 12-26-2009, 08:59 PM   #11
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My Hooded 42G has a wet/dry trickle system with ceramic rings. For added DOC removal I have added a Hang on Back protein skimmer. Nitrates aren't a real problem - they are usually 20 ppm when I do PWC's.
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Old 12-26-2009, 09:47 PM   #12
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if i take the bioballs out what do i replace it with?
The going thing is live rock rubble for added biological filtering.
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Old 12-31-2009, 02:30 PM   #13
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i use Filter Sock 100 micron With Drawstring 7in x 16 inch

but try to get the longer ones
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If the wet dry is for a new tank, then leave the bio balls in. you can always remove them slowly over time once your reef has stablized in 6 months or so.personally i have run a wet dry for 10+ years and never had a nitrate buildup. keeping them clean by using filter pads and water changes.
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I've had a wet/dry filter for about 8 years now and never had any problems. I would also ditch the bio-balls becasue I've heard that they can increase the nitrates. I put some cheato in mine to help with phosphates and nitrates. I've heard you can also use rubble rock to add to the bio filter part of the process.
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Any recommendations on a what kind of or brand sump I should use? Or should I make it myslef? Also what should my sump have? I want to add my protien skimmer in there, a filter sock, anything else?
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I like quiet one pumps, because they are quiet. If you are going the sump route, buy yourself a used tank that will fit in the stand you are using. its a great place for protein skimmers, heaters, carbon. there are lots of diy plans out there
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