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Old 05-16-2005, 11:54 PM   #1
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wet dry filter not good enough?

Ive been reading some threads, and some people say a wet dry filter isnt good, better off goin with a refugium.

do you think i will be alright?

the bio area of the filter is 3.3 gallons and the sump area is 15.3

at the end, i plan on having a dozen or so soft corals, 2-3 fish about 3-4" max. cleanup crew. and 60-70 lbs live rock..

in a 55 gallon tank.

Im goin to get a remora skimmer.

theres a wet dry on ebay now, that i really want to get. but now im having second thoughts. Will my nitrate levels be ok? Could i just buy some nitrate aborbing product and throw it in the sump and be alright?

what kind of mods can i do to the wet dry maybe?
use dif substrates?

Please help me!

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Old 05-17-2005, 02:23 AM   #2
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I'm a newbie to salt also, but from what I can find, you would want to ditch the biomedia and use live sand and rock in the sump.

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Old 05-17-2005, 09:04 PM   #3
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Wet drys are just fine. They can cause nitrate to climb if the tank is over-stocked and over fed. The sure-fire way to know if your wet/dry is working okay is to turn to your water parameters. If your water is good, your filtration is just fine. It is a good idea to remove the bioballs and replace them with LR rubble over time, it is a far better biofiltration media then the bioballs. I have a pic of my wet/dry in my gallery with LR rubble in it if you care to look. Good luck...Lando
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Old 05-17-2005, 10:38 PM   #4
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hey lando, thats my plan now. I hope it works well, seems like it is for others. Thanks for the warm welcome, im glad to be part of tthe site., i like this one better then the others im subscribed to, most likely linger around here ALOT more.
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