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Old 07-24-2005, 09:06 AM   #1
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Wet/Dry help

Here is a pic of the wet dry my LFS sold me. Can this model fit a skimmer? Also, is it possible to hook this up to a fuge? Is this a good model, or should I get something else? Its for a 72 gallon mega flow tank. TIA
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I like sumps a lot more then w/d filters... Are you planning on having LR in the tank? if your getting at least 1lb per gallon then take the w/d back and get a sump.
A sump has plenty of room for a skimmer, return pump and heaters and what ever else you want to hide in there.
Over time a w/d can be a place where nitrates are built up from the bioballs becoming clogged with tank waste, a lot of folks who have bioballs end up taking them out of the w/d.
Don't get me wrong w/d do work but IMO sumps are better if your going to have LR in the tank.
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I'd eventually like a reef, so I'm planning on about 75 lbs of LR. So do sumps hook up the same way the w/d does? I'm not a plumbing nut, so the simpler the better.
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Old 07-24-2005, 10:19 AM   #4
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Sumps hook up the same... you have the overflow from the tank which drops into the sump.. Very easy to hook up.
If you going reef then I would definitely go with a sump..
Check out superskimmer.com and get a idea on what a sump is..
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It is a decent w/d. I have the Pro Clear Aquatics 150 model with a built-in skimmer. Might be worth seeing if the LFS has a model with a skimmer and exchanging. The up-graded model gives you a lot more space for equipment. Not sure about the price difference. I ended p taking our the bioballs and the tray they sit on and filling up the center chamber with 30lbs of LR rubble. I did need to increase the water level a bit to cover the rubble. This will help combat the NO3 challenges a w/d can have. I have a couple pics in my gallery of my sump if you are interested.
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What size tank is that Lando?
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thats exactly the same tank I'm getting, 72 bow front.

Well, the first one he tried to sell me was $259 and it was with a sump. I thought that was a little high, and asked if they had anything else. He showed me this one and I got it for 129 after he removed the hook ups that my tank already came with. Would it be cheaper to get it online? If so where from?

I was also thinking of until I got LR for the filter, filling at least part of the way with seachems matrix in place of some bioballs. Its suppose to remove nitrates, I was wondering if anyone else done anything like that.
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