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post #11 of 12 Old 03-30-2010, 03:59 AM
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i would just leave the biowheel... it cant hurt

actually, on a saltwater fish tank a biowheel CAN hurt as any "freshwater filtration" for that matter. food and waste build up on/in these filters and will cause nitrate and/or phosphate spikes which will then cause algae issues.

if someone didnt already jump in about the mandarin, im sorry but this fish wont work in a 30 gallon tank with 15 lbs of rockwork.
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post #12 of 12 Old 03-30-2010, 07:03 AM
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i would just leave the biowheel... it cant hurt
I agree with OF2F. The biowheel is designed to do one thing, which is to break down ammonia and nitrite, resulting in nitrate buildup. We are try to eliminate nitrates in a marine system, which is why we do not want to use a biowheel.
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