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Old 01-04-2014, 11:08 AM   #1
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How to run phosguard/purigen in a sumpless setup

My 20G nano would benefit from some phosguard (and possibly purigen) being run. However, as a nano, there is no sump/fuge. I have a HOB skimmer, and would prefer not to add back the old HOB filter for the media. Is there any way to run the 100mL pouches of these in the tank? (I'm going to assume just hanging them in the water won't do much good, either).
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It needs water flow. Just hanging wont cut it. On such a small scale why the need for it if you have a skimmer and I take it you are doing PWC every week?
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See my other post on algae issues (green cyano). If you have any suggestions, I'm all ears, but for now, I'm going to do another 20% change today and add phosguard, if I can find a good way.

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You could add a fuge for $100 DIY
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:13 PM   #5
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I did HOB for a while and I just wasn't satisfied. I went with a fuge best decision I ever made
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You will need to fix the problem, not the symptoms. Are there too many nutrients in your tank? then feed less and/or reduce the bioload.
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:25 PM   #7
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You will need to fix the problem, not the symptoms. Are there too many nutrients in your tank? then feed less and/or reduce the bioload.

He doesn't have much in his tank. I don't think feeding or a bioload is the problem
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And I apologize for that statement maybe coming off rude. I didn't intend it to be.
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Not to hijack my own thread...Bioload and overfeeding aren't the problem. I think it's lighting and/or flow related. I've adjusted both. I also did a 100% change over 5 days last week, a 40% yesterday, and 30% today. The problem didnt appear until after the series of PWCs last week (which was done in response to a snail death in the rocks).

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And I apologize for that statement maybe coming off rude. I didn't intend it to be.
Nope not at all.
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