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Old 08-21-2005, 11:25 PM   #1
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Wet/Dry or Sump with LR???

Hi all. Here goes: I am gradually changing my FOWLR tank to a reef setup. One LFS says I need to keep a wet dry with the bio balls in case the system crashes. The other LFS says get a sump and let the LR do the work. Has anyone had any issues with a sump and LR only? TIA.

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Old 08-22-2005, 12:58 AM   #2
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I have live rock in my tank and use a canister filter for carbon and filter floss. I'm phasing out the bio balls because I've been told over and over that the bio filtration is the live rock. I don't have a sump.

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Old 08-22-2005, 07:44 AM   #3
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I have a wet/dry with a skimmer and I replaced the bioballs with LR rubble. Which ever you decide, plan n using LR rubble as your media. I have a pic of mine in my gallery if you are interested.
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Old 08-22-2005, 07:58 AM   #4
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On both of my tanks I run the sump set up w/skimmer and LR in the tank.. Skip the W/D w/bb if you can..
Not sure what a W/D would do for a tank that crashes???
Everyone in the reef club i belong too are running sumps with LR..
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dry, sump, wet, wet/dry

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