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Fish Only Tanks Questions and comments about tanks without corals.

 
 
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Old 04-17-2008, 04:30 AM
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I used the trickle type wet/dry sumps on all of my bigger tanks.
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Old 04-17-2008, 06:19 AM
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Is the wet/dry filter the best filter to use? Or does it depend on the size of the tank which filter would do best?
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Old 04-17-2008, 04:29 PM
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Wet/dry filters are probably the most frequently used type of bio filtration. They work well on all size tanks, but are bulky and hard to hide unless you can keep them under the tank in the stand. Hang on back and canister filters when set up properly are good for the smaller tanks. Many people are using a sump type filter "refugium" as a water conditioner.

As to which is best, you need to research the different types and decide what type fits your needs. I have used many of the various filter systems and they all worked, but I prefer the wet/dry and hang on back types.
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:54 PM
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Even though your wet/dry will help process nitrates and decomposing fish waste, a Protein Skimmer is HIGHLY recommended as it will remove a great deal of the waste before it has a chance to break down, which will make things easier on your bio-filter. Having no protein skimmer will get you an eventual algae bloom, which will be a very annoying thing to deal with.

---OPPS, I just realized this was an old thread.... oh well, the advice still stands, nonetheless.
 


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