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Old 02-11-2012, 10:05 AM   #1
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20 gallon nano reef help

I just started my new 20 gallon salt water reef aqarium it is stocked with live sand, 3 chunks of live rock, other fake decorations, 1 ocelaris clown fish, 3 electric blue damsels, 1 hermit crab and 2 bubble tip anenomies. im running a nano 511 canister filter and a power head n i was wondering if i even need an air pump? because every other reef tank ive seen doesnt have an bubbles in it
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Old 02-12-2012, 01:09 PM   #2
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No, you do not need an air pump. It sounds like your tank might benefit from more flow, though. I don't think the nano canister provides much. Honestly, I probably wouldn't bother with the canister at all.

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No, you do not need an air pump. It sounds like your tank might benefit from more flow, though. I don't think the nano canister provides much. Honestly, I probably wouldn't bother with the canister at all.

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I agree with this. I air pump will just cause a lot of salt creep
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If u have plenty of flow u don't need one if u are lacking flow use it till u get a good power head then u don't need it no more
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Did you cycle your tank? Keep an eye on the bta they need a well established tank, do you know if they are clones? You might consider a powerhead but no air pump. Keep an eye on your ammonia and nitrates you are heavily stocked for a new tank.
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