A college buddy got me into saltwater tanks. He also happens to work at LFS
. SO I am pretty sure he is not out to sell me junk I dont need.
I consider him pretty knowledgable, about this stuff, not just because he works at LFS
, but, when you talk to him, it really sounds like he has done his home work.
He runs a bio wheel in his 29.
So, I bought an Emperor 400 for my 35 gal
. The thought was that this will house the bacteria for the nitrate cycle.
On another post in this site, I found out that bio wheels, are NOT SO GOOD for SW
tanks. That the nitrate level will eventually start to rise.
I do 1/3 water change every few weeks. My parameters are great. Zeros across the board. Except, of course PH and SG
. Which stay about 7.8 and 1.022 respectively.
My skimmer is on a timer, because it is very loud. It does run for 12 hours a day though.
If I took the emperor out, I would have to do something for circulation when the skimmer is off.
I have taken the wheels out of the emperor, and plan to monitor the tank for a few weeks while I find more info.
So I guess the question is, DOes any one else run BIO WHEELS in their salt water tank.
Any other discussion about wheels in salt is welcome/appreciated.