My 72 gallon bowfront has been up and running for one year, and everything is going great. Amonia and nitrites are at 0, and the nitrates run from 0 to 10. The fish and corals are thriving.
My filtering is done by live rock, an Aqua C Remora (which I clean 2 or 3 times per week) and a cannister filter (which I clean once per month). I do 10% water changes weekly.
The folks at my LFS
say I'm crazy not to switch to a wet/dry system. They say it requires much less maintenance than the cannister, and that I will not have to do water changes so frequently.
The only reason I'm hesitating is that I will have to cut out the back of the filter compartment in my stand, because its only 18" deep.
In your opinion, is the wet/dry system that much better?