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Wet/Dry Trickle Filters Information

A very popular setup for saltwater and reef aquariums, but a type of filter that can become a nitrate factory if not maintained properly, here is information all about Wet/Dry Trickle Filters, such as how they work, the various types of setups there are to choose from, how to maintain one, and more.
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Saltwater Aquarium Sumps
Back when (middle of the 2nd century A.D.) UGF's (Under Gravel Filters) were still popular, someone came up with the idea of putting all of an aquarium's filtration systems under the tank, instead of hanging it on the side, or trying to conceal it under the substrate. The sump was born and has been expanded on ever since.

Wet Dry Trickle Filters
Wet/dry trickle filters in saltwater aquariums have been very popular for quite some time. What is a wet/dry trickle filter and how does it work? These questions and others are answered.

Wet/Dry Trickle Filters Information
A very popular setup for saltwater and reef aquariums, but a type of filter that can become a nitrate factory if not maintained properly, here is information all about Wet/Dry Trickle Filters, such as how they work, the various types of setups there are to choose from, how to maintain one, and more.

Sump & Overflow Box Setups
Information about the many ways to add or install a sump, an overflow box, as well as combination setups in saltwater aquarium and reef tank systems.

Top Wet-Dry/Trickle Filter Picks
From your About Guides, read product reviews and compare prices on what they consider to be some of the top wet-dry/trickle filters on the market.

About Wet/Dry (Trickle) Filters
A quite popular but also controversial biological filter choice, your About Guides discuss what wet/dry filters are, how they work, the good and the bad, as well as why and how some aquarists remove the bio-media.

Top Overflow Boxes
Overflow boxes transport aquarium water to under cabinet sumps without having to drill aquarium glass. These boxes make it possible to utilize an under aquarium sump, opening up more opportunities for a wider variety of filtration methods.

New Life Marine Fish Formula Profile
New Life Marine Fish Formula Profile includes Manufacturer/Brand Name, Ingredients, Ad Quotes, Recommended Feeding Instructions.

How to Connect a Wet/Dry Sump Style Filter
Here's a photo that simply diagrams how to connect a wet/dry sump style filter to a pre-drilled or reef ready aquarium in four easy steps, which includes splicing a beneficial water flow adjustment ball-valve into the sump to tank water return line.

Bio-Balls Don't Go Bad, They Just Get Dirty
Bio-Balls Don't Go Bad, They Just Get Dirty - Why blame the bio-balls for nitrate problems in your saltwater aquarium when it's not their fault?

How To Clean Dirty Bio-Balls
It is NOT the bio-balls in a wet/dry trickle or other type of inert biological filter that go BAD! Just like with an undergravel filter, it is the "lack of proper maintenance" that turns them into a nitrate factory.

An Unconventional Reef
From Aquatics Unlimited, James Kostich states that, "this is an article - quite critical of Wet/Dry Filtration - that I wrote shortly after the mini-reef craze hit America, but never had the guts to send in for publication."

Trickle Filters & Removing The Bio-Material
From FINS Reefkeeper's FAQ's, a description of Trickle Filters with a brief note about removing the bio-material for conversion into a sump.

Wet/Dry Filters - Info, Designs and Construction
From Thomas Sasala's Cyber Reef Guru Home Page click on the Do It Yourself topic, then A DIY Guide to Aquatics to locate his 2.0 Wet/Dry Filters (W/D) Index. Here you will find all kinds of valuable information about wet/dry filters, as well as various designs and how to construct one.

Wet/Dry Trickle Filter FAQs
From the WetWebMedia Marine Aquariums Articles & FAQs Archive, Robert Fenner gives hobbyists his answers to questions asked about wet/dry filters and trickle filtration.

Wet/Dry Trickle Filter Pros & Cons
From the WetWebMedia Marine Aquarium Articles & FAQs Archive, this article by Robert Fenner centers around the overall topic of Biological Filtration in much detail, including a Wet/Dry Trickle Filters section where he gives his pro and con views on them. You'll find tons of other information to access relating to this overall topic as well!

Wet/Dry Trickle Filters
From FINS Filtration FAQ's contributed by Bruce Hallman, a basic description of what a wet/dry trickle filter is.

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