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Old 04-24-2006, 12:36 PM   #11
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Old 04-24-2006, 07:22 PM   #12
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O.k. I am mister newbie here. The water flows through a gate, onto 2 pads (blue and white) and over about 50 or so bio-balls. drops into a sump and is pumped back into my tank. Is this a skimmer?
you described (if im not mistaken) a wet/dry. here is a link on skimmers

http://<a href="http://saltaquarium....2200_3.htm</a>

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Those damsles are not easy fish to capture either. I would definitely take them out (if you want to add other fish later) before you add any LR to the tank.

Not to sound mean but you really need to do a lot of research. It sounds like you are getting some horrid advice. Also, are you saying you have a crushed coral substrate? That type of substrate and the wet dry is going to require LOTS of maintenance. FO tanks can take higher nitrates but you may be biting off more than you can chew.

Also, you will definitely need to do bigger water changes (as has already been stated). We are talking about 24 gallons per week or 48 gallons every two weeks. No kidding.

Scrimp on maintenance or water changes and 6 months from now you will be wanting to sell that tank in a garage sale.
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Those damsles are not easy fish to capture either. I would definitely take them out (if you want to add other fish later) before you add any LR to the tank.

Not to sound mean but you really need to do a lot of research. It sounds like you are getting some horrid advice. Also, are you saying you have a crushed coral substrate? That type of substrate and the wet dry is going to require LOTS of maintenance. FO tanks can take higher nitrates but you may be biting off more than you can chew.

Also, you will definitely need to do bigger water changes (as has already been stated). We are talking about 24 gallons per week or 48 gallons every ywo weeks. No kidding.

Scrimp on maintenance or water changes and 6 months from now you will be wanting to sell that tank in a garage sale.
actually, I am doin g 20 gallons a week. I have a clean up crew of snails starfish and urchins. I am not going to put 240 pds of live rock in. I have about 10 pds now and plan on adding a little more. I took the damsels back and put a couple of fish in. I plan on a easy to moderate tank. Thanks for the advice I will take all I can get.
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