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Old 01-31-2005, 01:23 PM   #21
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its not easier, sand just traps less detrus than cc
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25lbs fiji/tonga lr
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Old 01-31-2005, 04:16 PM   #22
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...please note that shrimp are very sensitive to this and I'm told by fellow aquarists that your skimmer should help remove many nitrates as well.
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Old 01-31-2005, 04:34 PM   #23
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yes, macro algea in the sump, good maintenance, and a good skimmer do wonders to your water quality
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3x penguin 1140 ph
2x65 10,000K and 2x65 03 Acintic
40lbs cc/30lbs argonite sand mixture
80lbs keys rock (www.liverocks.com awesome stuff)
25lbs fiji/tonga lr
10lbs lace base rock (now hapily live with lots of coraline growth)
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Old 01-31-2005, 05:18 PM   #24
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its not easier, sand just traps less detrus than cc
Yes, my LFS did say that. Thanks for the correction.
My PS never seemed to work as well since I moved it to the sump. The power head (maxi-1200) has further to push with this set up. Is is just a matter of gettting a more powerful powerhead? It seems to collect sporadically more than continuously.
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