FAQ #23: Why are wet dry filters not recommended by most reefers?

November 30th, 2016
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http://brs.li/bio-filtration Today on BRStv's 52 FAQ, we're answering Evan Eversole's question:

"Why do most reefers look down on putting wet/dry and bio media in a sump? It's just extra surface area and you don't need to clean it very often if you keep a good filter sock in front of it.”

It's true that a small group of reefers use wet dry filters or other types of biomedia filters in the tank these days, but I would bet many that do are doing so because they already own the equipment and want to use it.

Today I'll share the top four reasons I think most reefers don't recommend them in reef aquariums any longer.

1) Commonly believed to be nitrate factories
2) Cost outweighs potential benefits
3) High risk for ammonia spike
4) Unnecessary additional maintenance

So follow along as we touch on these points, answer Evan's question, and make reefing a bit more fun and easy for you and your tank!

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