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Filter Query.

12 years 1 month ago #16721 by sawboy2
Replied by sawboy2 on topic Filter Query.


should be the only option on anything over 125.  If you have a shaller tank you could get away with HOB's as long as the turnover is high enough and your bio-load is under control.


Why is that Ray?  In one of your posts you stated that you have never owned a large tank.  As far as I know the largest you have ever owned is a 75.  So how on earth can you make a statement like that?  I guess my 210 WITHOUT a wet dry is in bad shape.  C'mon man,  speak from experience or just let it go and say nothing please.  Bad advice is worse than no advice at all man.

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12 years 1 month ago #16720 by dragonkeeper
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Ray, I dont get your electricity bill.  My whole house is about 4000 square feet and my bill is only $300 per month.

I run my tanks cooler than most - 76 degrees with a few exceptions.  I dont really think my heaters come on often with the hyper insulated room they are in. 


It is nice and toasty down there. Nice winter vacation spot.

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12 years 1 month ago #16718 by
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Ray, I dont get your electricity bill.  My whole house is about 4000 square feet and my bill is only $300 per month.

I run my tanks cooler than most - 76 degrees with a few exceptions.  I dont really think my heaters come on often with the hyper insulated room they are in. 

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12 years 1 month ago #16717 by nuth88
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1 Negative to a Wet-Dry,

Your Mechanical filter can break down, I have a Wet-Dry for a 300 gallon on my 220, and I run 2-AC Powerheads with attachments to get some carbon in there as well as better circulation (Mid and Low water collumn. (That is, If you do not have built in overflows, but I'd rather do it this way as I have more space for fish)

IMHO........

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12 years 1 month ago - 12 years 1 month ago #16716 by rm-slover
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When given the options in your poll it was the only option.

Also depending on the situation it depends. If you have one tank, and it's large 125+ wetdry is the best and should be the only option on anything over 125.  If you have a shaller tank you could get away with HOB's as long as the turnover is high enough and your bio-load is under control.

For the multiple tank set up, Sponges are best because it is the most economical. I run 30+ tanks, and my electric bill is still in the $200's. Stupid heaters - screw this i'm going killifish... they dont need heaters and do better actually in cooler water.

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12 years 1 month ago #16712 by sawboy2
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Pros: Way more bio load possible,  heaters out of way,  more turnover,  one wet dry will filter a big tank cheaper than the 2 or 3 cannister / hob's needed to do the same job.

Cons:  Set it up wrong and a power failure could be your undoing,  set up right with with an "anti-siphon" hole and get a power failure and you're ok but the filter won't re-prime which could be disastrous for your fish if left that way for an extended time.

I am sure others will post.

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12 years 1 month ago #16705 by
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So why are wet/dry filters such a good choice versus a box or canister filter?

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