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Old 08-25-2004, 11:12 PM   #1
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Power head ?

Should i run my ph's with or without the filter on bottom cause its only been running for couple weeks now and the filter is covered bad with the same brown stuff that is all over everything else in my tank? I have 1.5x to the gal of lr and my skimmer.

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Old 08-25-2004, 11:51 PM   #2
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If you run them just clean them weekly! If you do that they are fine to use.

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Old 08-28-2004, 10:53 AM   #3
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I just don't like the way they look in the tank and you will need to clean them often. I just use the strainers on mine. They have nothing to do with the brown diatom problem you are having. If its a new tank it is completely normal and will fade and the green algae's will come next.
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Old 08-28-2004, 07:09 PM   #4
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I just use the strainers also.. but I have to keep an eye out for my anemones which like to move around a bit.

One got chewed up pretty bad around 2 months ago. Its really doing well now growing back its tentacles.. maybe 40% left to grow.
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