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Old 12-03-2013, 01:59 AM   #1
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latest tank readings

I tested my water tonight and here are the numbers.

Ammonia= 0
Nitrates=0
Nitrites=0
PH.=8.0
Phosphate=0.25
Calcium 540
KH=12 or 214.8 ppm
Water temp= 78.4
salinity level is 1.025

Can someone please tell me if these are good readings or if i need to adjust them. Tank has been up and running for 8 months. I have one juvenile clown fish, one green mandarin. one small group of zoas. one haitian anemone. one emerald crab. 2 cheap red shrimp. one firefish . two chromis. the tank is a 75 gallon with no sump. im in the process of looking on ebay for a sump and overflow box. and a pump for the sump, also a better protein skimmer and a in sump one. could someone please tell me what size sump, pump, overflow i will need. tank is not drilled. Thank you.
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Old 12-03-2013, 03:51 AM   #2
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looking pretty good.

The only parts that would make it perfect if PH was between 8.2-8.4 although if your tank's PH is consistently on 8.0 or around that then that's fine.

and PO 0.25, it would be better at 0 but if the corals/fish aren't really troubled by this then that's fine too

Normally from my experience if you want a return pump you should look for one that pushes 10x the 75 gallons per hour.
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Old 12-03-2013, 08:57 AM   #3
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The CPR hang on back overflows with the aqualifter works very well. That's what I'm using on my 150. The size of your sump all depends on how much space you have.
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I have a mag 18 on my 150. Way to big for your set up but I believe a mag 9.5 would work well in your setup you would have to put in a ball valve to turn it down a little. Here's a link
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Old 12-03-2013, 04:00 PM   #5
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wy mess with it? in all honesty if you are doing pwcs on a consistant basis and your trates are holding steady at 0, id be hesitant to touch it. dont fix it unless its broken
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