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post #1 of 28 Old 11-12-2009, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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what hang on wet dry filters do you recommend?
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post #2 of 28 Old 11-12-2009, 09:22 PM
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if you have read enough to know that pasfur is the person to ask i think you would also notice that pasfur doesn't recommend any filters in salt water tanks other than live rock deep sand bed and big skimmer.
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post #3 of 28 Old 11-12-2009, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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if you have read enough to know that pasfur is the person to ask i think you would also notice that pasfur doesn't recommend any filters in salt water tanks other than live rock deep sand bed and big skimmer.
sorry for asking then..?.?...
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post #4 of 28 Old 11-12-2009, 09:58 PM
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im sorry i didnt mean it to come across so blunt. I am no expert at saltwater tank's but i do know that this site has a wealth of information i would recommend reading as many threads in the saltwater aquarium forum as possible before attempting a saltwater tanks pasfur has recently written a great article aswell on filtration in salt water tanks. Again im sorry if what i saw before came across as really blunt and rude it is always better to ask questions then to not ask them at all.

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post #5 of 28 Old 11-13-2009, 06:17 AM
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jtf00, what kind of tank are you doing? Is it Fish Only (FO), Fish Only with Live Rock (FOWLR) or full Reef? This will help us to tell you the basics of filtration, although geo is right: Live Rock, Live Sand & a Protein Skimmer are the keys to success in this hobby. Also, how big is the tank and what kind of lighting do you have? Do you have a sump? Heaters? Let us know.



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post #6 of 28 Old 11-14-2009, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
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jtf00, what kind of tank are you doing? Is it Fish Only (FO), Fish Only with Live Rock (FOWLR) or full Reef? This will help us to tell you the basics of filtration, although geo is right: Live Rock, Live Sand & a Protein Skimmer are the keys to success in this hobby. Also, how big is the tank and what kind of lighting do you have? Do you have a sump? Heaters? Let us know.
i have pictures posted.
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post #7 of 28 Old 11-14-2009, 09:38 AM
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I've seen your pictures and am very familiar with your tank. I would rather cut off my little finger with a butter knife than place a wet dry filter on that tank. You have the basics of the tank in place already. A nice deep sand bed and a good live rock structure. Why would you ruin this with a wet dry filter that will cause your nitrates to increase, phosphates to increase, and alkalinity to drop?
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I've seen your pictures and am very familiar with your tank. I would rather cut off my little finger with a butter knife than place a wet dry filter on that tank. You have the basics of the tank in place already. A nice deep sand bed and a good live rock structure. Why would you ruin this with a wet dry filter that will cause your nitrates to increase, phosphates to increase, and alkalinity to drop?
sweet. sounds good. so my top fin 30 is good?
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post #9 of 28 Old 11-15-2009, 06:15 AM
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sweet. sounds good. so my top fin 30 is good?
Your filtration questions are becoming difficult to answer, because I'm not sure what you are getting at. Is your top fin 30 good for what? What do you want it to do?

(please don't say "filter the water", because i might jump off a tall building.)
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post #10 of 28 Old 11-16-2009, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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Your filtration questions are becoming difficult to answer, because I'm not sure what you are getting at. Is your top fin 30 good for what? What do you want it to do?

(please don't say "filter the water", because i might jump off a tall building.)
is it safe with the filter pad in? will the filter pad cause problems?
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