Yes, its is me again asking for help with a 24 AP build. I will plan this one out and use your advice to help make it a success. I wish I had done it this way on my last aquarium. Here is what i have. One Aquapod 24 with PC
lights. tank is for my wife, she will want to have some soft corals and shrooms
, zoa's ,star polyps and such. No SPS
or clams. I am planning on curing 28# premium Fiji LR
small 4"-6" pieces for about 2 weeks in advance in a vat. Do a quick high gravity dunk and remove all critters, being I can't tell good from bad. Put 1" bed of LS
in and place LR
into position, mainly a pile in center of tank, then fill w/ RO
H2O.Let cycle for a week or so checking for amonia and allowed to finish if necessary.
A couple questions:
1) what to put into open compartment , and if LR
is the answer, in a mesh bag ?, this tank doesn' have a removable media holder, just 2 large compartments. Also, use floss? and if so where would I put it to make it stationary? Carbon pack?, also where? I would have thought the tank would have a removable basket like a Fluval or simular
2) where to take in water- surface skim only, a little of skim & middle?
3) replace the PH with a huge 1200 or 600 MJ ?
4)trash the large pore filter blocks?
Anything else to trick this out for best performance and useability?
What would you do?
PS: aquapod owners- is it NORMAL to receive 5 bio balls, pack of noodles and 2 blue foam blocks and 2 empty compartments ,one w/ with sliding gates for return flow? Am I missing something? , or is it a build it yourself kit?