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Old 07-29-2012, 09:16 PM   #1
 
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wet/dry filter or container sump

which do you prefer?i was told that a wet/dry filter will be just fine for fish only and that a full sump with skimmer is best for reef tanks or fish only.is this true
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:03 PM   #2
 
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which do you prefer?i was told that a wet/dry filter will be just fine for fish only and that a full sump with skimmer is best for reef tanks or fish only.is this true
Yea, pretty much. the fish can tolerate much more Nitrates than can Corals.
Skimmes help with removing the organics before they become issues. Add a Sump along with this, and they pretty much take care of Ammonia, Nitrites, Nitrates and Phosphates. The Wet/Dry can give yoiu Nitrate problems in the long run, with corals, but not an issue with fish, or FOWLR.
Then again with that said, you can Carbon Dose to get rid of the Nitrates in your system. aka Vodka, Vinegar Dosing
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:27 PM   #3
 
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Yea, pretty much. the fish can tolerate much more Nitrates than can Corals.
Skimmes help with removing the organics before they become issues. Add a Sump along with this, and they pretty much take care of Ammonia, Nitrites, Nitrates and Phosphates. The Wet/Dry can give yoiu Nitrate problems in the long run, with corals, but not an issue with fish, or FOWLR.
Then again with that said, you can Carbon Dose to get rid of the Nitrates in your system. aka Vodka, Vinegar Dosing
interesting..humm so if need be i can just add a skimmer down the road cool..also what is this dosing you speak of and how would i go about doing this?
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:41 PM   #4
 
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Vodka Dosing by 'Genetics' and 'Stony_Corals' - Reefkeeping.com
Reefkeeping Magazine - Vinegar Dosing Methodology for the Marine Aquarium
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