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Old 08-05-2011, 03:32 PM   #801
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No no skimmer just 80 lbs LR 4in. dsb and 20% PWC's weekly I run the carbon for one week every 5 weeks My TrAtes hover around 5.ppm Fish, Potters angel, false perc Clown, YWG, gramma and a blue crugemon Goby (*SP) 90g
**edit** also a bit of cyano showed up 2 days ago Dont let the Mrs feed your fish
So I'm not needing a skimmer now? I was trying to save up for it before I got any fish.

Side note......Yeah no fish yet, no nothing.......am procrastinating and that's part of the reason the rock isn't done....I'm chicken to get to the stage where I can actually buy a fish or coral. lol
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Old 08-05-2011, 03:41 PM   #802
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Personally I would take out the carbon and put the poly fill in that place.

There are different thoughts on the subject but I go by: The only time you should really be using carbon is when you are putting medication into your tank, but you really should be using a QT for that so you shouldn't ever need to use carbon. I guess the only exception to that is when having a fishy smell, it can help with that but there is another underlying problem if you have a fishy smell and carbon is just a cover up.
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Old 08-05-2011, 04:13 PM   #803
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"Grizz, 400-do you just fill the two sides? Do you use any rubble in there? Do you put the fill in the media trays or toss in?"

Just the poly-fill in fill both sides with a double hand full but not so tightly packed that the water cant flow through it Then once a week i pull it all out and rinse it in my old water just squeeze it like a sponge a few times fluff it and back it goes

**edit** IMO no one needs a skimmer all it does is filter out the detritus same thing the poly-fill does except at much faster rate. I run carbon every 5th week just to polish the water (Let the flames begin )
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Old 08-05-2011, 05:35 PM   #804
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"Grizz, 400-do you just fill the two sides? Do you use any rubble in there? Do you put the fill in the media trays or toss in?"

Just the poly-fill in fill both sides with a double hand full but not so tightly packed that the water cant flow through it Then once a week i pull it all out and rinse it in my old water just squeeze it like a sponge a few times fluff it and back it goes

**edit** IMO no one needs a skimmer all it does is filter out the detritus same thing the poly-fill does except at much faster rate. I run carbon every 5th week just to polish the water (Let the flames begin )
I be been running carbon for year on a regular basis. This is news to me
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Old 08-05-2011, 05:50 PM   #805
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I run carbon to keep the coral toxins at bay. When you mix so many different species, you have to do something and carbon is what works.
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Old 08-05-2011, 05:56 PM   #806
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My father started salt water when he returned from from Vietnam in the 70s .. one thing he swears by is carbon...
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So far then in my 400, I will use polyfill.

what's the purpose of using rubble in the filters?
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So far then in my 400, I will use polyfill.

what's the purpose of using rubble in the filters?
The same purpose you use it in your tank hun. Just on a first contact basis.
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I can understand the need with mixed corals they love to nuke each other but im cheap and dont want it removing the stuff that i pay extra for when i buy my salt mix
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I think im going to pull my carbon out just run the filter floss and biomedia.... see how that does... just shh.. don't tell my father.
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