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post #1 of 5 Old 11-06-2009, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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wet/dry with water change

Ok this may seem a stupid question, but do yall just shut down your wet/dry filter when you are doing a water change? This is the first water change since I started my wet/dry up last week. Or do I change the water from the holding tank under the tank?

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post #2 of 5 Old 11-06-2009, 12:46 PM
Depends on how much water is changed and also volume of water in the w/d above pump.

If you are doing 20% water changes probably best to shut down the system and perform water changes from tank.

Shut down the system and see water level rising on the W/D. If level gets too close to rim of w/d, turn the system back on. In this case, you can start siphoning from tank a bit before shutting down the system.
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post #3 of 5 Old 11-06-2009, 12:57 PM
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I turn off my wet/dry when doing my water changes.

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post #4 of 5 Old 11-06-2009, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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Ok makes since, I was thinking that it might do harm to leave it running due to the water getting below the overflow box and no longer going to the holding tank below

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post #5 of 5 Old 11-08-2009, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the help, but due to how loud the wet/dry was I broke it back down for now. I couldnt find a way to quiet down the pump and it was driving my nuts. So I went back to the hang on the back type that is darn near silent

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55 gallon
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