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xrayjeeper83 10-24-2009 09:14 AM

Wet/Dry filter
Im going to be picking up a wet/dry filter today around 3 from someone off craigslist. Got everything I need but a pump for 55 bucks. His pump is to big for my tank so i have to get a new one.

On to the question, anyone have any hints on the easiest way to set on up and get it running? My tank isnt drilled for the wet/dry so I will have the overflow tank hanging off the back.

MoneyMitch 10-24-2009 02:16 PM

main thing is, if there is a way to make the sump fail safe during a poweroutage DO IT. Starting the siphon for the overflow can be tricky do a qucik search on google and you should be able to find tips and tricks on that issue, might wanna check your overflow box every day or so for the next two weeks to make sure no fish get in there as this often happens frequently with smaller fish or fish that like to "jump"

xrayjeeper83 10-24-2009 02:36 PM

Cool, I got it from a guy that had it for a salt tank. What should I do it clean it to make it safe for freshwater? The guy I got it from said to soak it in vinegar and water

teddyzaper 10-25-2009 12:53 PM

u definatly need to clean it even if it was used for freshwater. u could use a water/blech mix also and just scrub it down no need to soak, then u wash with water till u cant smell chlorine any more. 10% chlorine 90% water mix works well

xrayjeeper83 10-25-2009 12:59 PM

cool thanks for the info, ill tackle that tonigth

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