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Old 08-20-2015, 03:07 PM   #11
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Try; an algae scrubber
Three penguin 400
Sea clone skimmer
Cheato
Bio balls
Weekly 20% water changes
200 lbs of live rock
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Old 08-20-2015, 03:30 PM   #12
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Try what? I wouldn't try it. That's why I'm mentioning it. I haven't seen a seaclone skimmer that I would run on a 40 gallon tank, so you may want to upgrade that. Bio balls will leave you with nitrate, as will the mechanical filters, so keep an eye on your nitrate levels.
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My nitrates are a little high now that you mention it. I bought nitrate reducing pads but idk how reliable they are. They are registering between 5-10 on the api test kit


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5-10 isn't bad for a FOWLR, but that may change if it's like you say and there are chunks of food around after feeding. Those pads don't do much I'm afraid. Perhaps you could just feed a tad less and it will keep it where it is. I would clean those filter pads in the HOB filters weekly.
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I'll try bumping it down to small shrimp instead of jumbo. Hopefully that does the trick


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Try; an algae scrubber
Three penguin 400
Sea clone skimmer
Cheato
Bio balls
Weekly 20% water changes
200 lbs of live rock
And various supplements
algae scrubber --isn't going to reduce extremely high nutrients

Three penguin 400-- with your stock they will prove useless

Sea clone skimmer-- Garbage you would be better off with a coke bottle and a straw

Cheato-- can only exurb so much unless your changing it out daily

Bio balls-- garbage your better off with rubble rock

Weekly 20% water changes-- again with that stock should do bigger especially with your filtration

200 lbs of live rock-- isn't going to remove nutrients in that extreme

And various supplements-- hiding a problem don't fix it

nitrate/phosphate pads only exurb so much and would need to be changed out daily

with your stock you really need better filtration

any shrimp with that stock wouldn't last a day (Just a tasty snack)
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Cheaetomorpha must me changed out daily?
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I pull off golf ball sized pieces every 10-14 days


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Old 08-23-2015, 09:29 AM   #19
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You don't ant to remove your algae until it's extremely overgrown. The more chaeto you have, the more nutrients it will absorb.
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