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Old 05-18-2012, 11:27 AM   #11
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Besides skimmer what kind of filter system do you all use. I have a trickle filter and was told by the group not to use it. So what do you use in a non drilled tank. Thanks all
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Old 05-18-2012, 06:30 PM   #12
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I have an enclosed canister filter, 40lbs of Live Rock, and a skimmer.

PS... Is feeding really consider maintaining your tank? Or is feeding considered maintaining your fish? LOL
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:18 PM   #13
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For me, feeding routines are a whole different thing.
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:48 PM   #14
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Other than stare at my tank, everyday I feed the the fish, check salinity, and top off the water.
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:00 PM   #15
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really? top off the water daily? are you using R/O or mixed?
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:15 PM   #16
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Weekly water changes, feedings 2 or 3 times a week, and then of course maintaining the components like the skimmer, pumps, refugium..etc. That's all I do.
I have an auto top off and don't have a need to check salinity.
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:21 PM   #17
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I was reading a post the other day, and someone had suggested siphoning the sand to help with some clean issues, yet, I have read that you shouldn't siphon the sand because it may release some toxic gasses and such into the tank....

Anyone?
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:18 PM   #18
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My own filtered and treated fresh water
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On regards to siphoning sand, I recently did that as recommended by LFS. That was a huge mistake. My Nitrates went from 0 to 20 ppm. I am during huge water changes and I can't seem to drop them. So please learn from my mistake and leave your sand bed alone.
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How deep is the sand bed in question. This info makes a big difference. I have barely an inch in my dt at the moment. This can be vacuumed if you like. I don't vacuum it however.
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