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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #1398
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #1398
- From: Chuck Gadd <cgadd at cfxc_com>
- Date: Thu, 18 Nov 1999 12:37:09 -0700
- Delivered-To: fixup-Aquatic-Plants at ActWin_com@fixme
- References: <199911182048.PAA07044 at actwin_com>
> I understand very well your desire to remove extraneous equipment from your
> tank. I assume this is a planted aquarium. Remember that you will degass a
> lot of CO2 with a wet dry as there is a tremendous amount of agitation to
> the water as it exits the overflow and hits the sump. I have kept reefs for
I'll accept that there is some loss, but bottled CO2 is cheap enough, I can
just increase the bubble count.
> many years. There is also considerably more noise with a wet-dry, if that
Not mine. On one side of the room, I've got a 29g tank with a Penguin 170.
On the other side, I've got a 75g, with overflow, wet/dry, and return pump.
The noise from the relatively quite Penguin 170 is louder than the 75g tank.
With a cover on the wet/dry, you can't hear the trickling. And I've got a
gate-valve on my overflow, which I use to control the rate at which water
goes from the overflow down to the sump. I keep the water level just high
enough that it doesn't suck air, which is when it really makes noise.
> use Eheim 2217s and have them hooked up via the bulkheads on my tanks. I
> inject CO2 thru the intake of the Eheim. The heater fits in the overflow,
I like the easy maintenance of the wet/dry over the cannister.
> arrangement also helps limit water spillage in case of a filter leak, as the
> water level in the tank will never go below the level of the overflow in the
Unless my sump tank breaks, I don't need to worry about a filter leak!
> tank. A few gallons instead of 3/4 of the tank volume. A wet dry is okay for
> fish only, but you would be working against a growth promoting environment
again, if CO2 loss is the only concern, it's not a problem for me.
> for your plants with it. The only piece of extraneous equipment I have in my
> 125 gallon tank is the pH controller probe, as I feel an in tank reading is
With a high enough flow rate, is there really any difference? I've got my
temperature probe in the wet/dry, and on the few times I checked, there was
no difference at all between the temp in the sump, and the temp in the tank.