Discussion in 'Fish Filters' started by bpayh, Nov 23, 2004.
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The stars on peacock automatically come on?
Yup. I am assuming you typed in p e a c o c k?
Glitch with the filter software....2 days ago you could not type in saltwater, the "wa" got filtered out...the middle 2 letters of a naughty word :
yeah p e a c o c k
ok great suggestions
now what can you tell me about ease of use of the wet/dry? how often do you have to change stuff in it? how much do wet/dry's cost? i'll need a power head or something, right?
The wet/dry is fairly easy to use. Water from the tank will go through one of the bulk heads, go into a driptray with filter floss and Chemical media of you choice, drip down through holes in the drip tray into the bioballs. Then the water will go down throught an eggcrate and back into a poly type sponge. Then the water is in your sump area where you will house your return pump(a Mag 2, my suggestion). The water will then be sent back up tubing and through a return elbow and back in to the tank.
As for the changing of the media and bioballs. Never change the bio balls. Clean the filter floss and poly sponge every 1-2 weeks according to how dirty it is. Change the chemical media as per the instructions on whatever type you decide on.
I only have one wet/dry that has been used on a bunch of different tanks. It cost me $80 used. I'm not sure how much a new one would cost. Look at http://www.wetdryfilter.com.
A canister filter would only work if you kept the water level above the input and returns, cause if the imput is above water it will suck in air and break the siphon and basically do nothing besides make ALOT of noise, i speak from expirence. you could allways make a wet/dry all you have to do is take an old or new 20 gal use baffels and a return pump, it would be much more customizeable !
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