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Old 10-28-2011, 11:36 PM   #1
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We all know that each lfs is different and all have different opinions. But i wanted to see what you guys think about a few things they have told me:

1. No chaeto, chemi pure, purigen, or mechanical filtration is nessisary in a biocube 29, only lr rubble.

2. Trace elements and calcium/magnesium dosing is only for people that don't do regular water changes and are "lazy".

3. No skimmer nessisary in a 29

What do you guys think?
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I think all of those are true... and false. Blanket statements like that can't be accurate, as each tank is different depending on every factor imaginable.
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Old 10-29-2011, 12:07 AM   #3
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We all know that each lfs is different and all have different opinions. But i wanted to see what you guys think about a few things they have told me:

1. No chaeto, chemi pure, purigen, or mechanical filtration is nessisary in a biocube 29, only lr rubble.

2. Trace elements and calcium/magnesium dosing is only for people that don't do regular water changes and are "lazy".

3. No skimmer nessisary in a 29

What do you guys think?
1. Depends what type of tank...ROWLR, reef, etc. I did add LR rubble, but I also still use the stock filter.

2. I would agree, unless you have a ridiculous amount of corals and/or inverts.

3. That depends on whether or not you are keeping up with your water changes.

Sounds like your LFS gives better advice than mine lol
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in a way they aren't really needed only live rock, but mechanical filtration is never a bad thing just need to keep it clean. and people have gotten by without chaeto although its a good algae that helps suck up organics.

i have a 26g and don't use a skimmer and my perameters are all 0 so it works once its all fulled established
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