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Old 10-23-2006, 12:43 AM   #1
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Another % PWC Suggestions for my tank...

132g 6 foot FOWLR tank. How often do you guys think I need to do PWC? And how much? Tank set up for 3 weeks now.

How soon to clean up the canister filters? I am running 2 of them now. That is the only filteration I have got, no skimmer, no sump, no fuge.

My LFS suggested me if I want to keep lots of fish I need lots of biological filteration and need at least 2 canister filter otherwise the fishes will get sick very quick. I was thinking of running it just by using LR and a skimmer but he said that is for lightly fish stocking tank mainly for coral.
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I used to do PWCs once a month. I do them every 3 weeks now. I clean out my canister every PWC.
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My LFS suggested me if I want to keep lots of fish I need lots of biological filteration and need at least 2 canister filter otherwise the fishes will get sick very quick.
This can be true. If you have a heavy bioload, you can counter this by doing more frequent PWCs, if you decide to remove the filters and add more LR. In this case, testing the water frequently will help you to determine your tank's needs.
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Re: Another % PWC Suggestions for my tank...

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My LFS suggested me if I want to keep lots of fish I need lots of biological filteration
He was right but you could have done it with proper amount of LR.
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Old 10-24-2006, 01:06 AM   #4
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How much LR do you have?
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I don't exactly know the weight or how much. you can see in my picture gallery section.
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