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Old 06-10-2004, 01:10 PM   #1
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I have a 100 gallon tank with a bak pak protein skimmer and I added a fluval 404 my water is pretty clear but I think it could be clearer. I would like to know what would make my water crystal clear and if this is too much filtration for my tank and I would also like to know if using the fluval pre-filter media is a bad thing because I was told that it will make my nitrate go up. I have a gobie, hawk fish, fire shrimp and a cleaner shrimp. ammonia, nitrate, nitrite and ph are fine.

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well, think that your filtration is just getting by, the fluval is rated at 100 gallon tank, but the good rule of thumb is that your whole tank should cycle at the most in half hour. About the clearing water, just wait a while and probably you might want to increase the amount of filtration you have.

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