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Old 12-29-2005, 04:03 PM   #11
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Adding the lr rubble is basically like having lr in your main tank as it adds to the biological filtration as the filter media does as well. The lr consists of millions of pores that the bacteria reside in that keeps your tank health.
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Old 12-29-2005, 04:07 PM   #12
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i also have an aquaclear 500 hob that i could use too. i had that from my fw setup. maybe i should use that for the rubble too? will the splashing water make too much of a mess with the salt? are there any additives that i can use to prevent or lessen salt creep, or is that just part of the game? thanks again!
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There are no additives that keep down on salt creep that I know of. As long as you don’t have too much splash you should be ok. I guess that’s why I’m more of a fan of underwater pumps/ph that circulate the water just below the surface since it cuts down on splash somewhat.

I suspect the Aquaclear doing 500 gph is going to be quite the splash though. I haven’t owned one myself but from looking at the photo of it I think it’s going to be splash city.
Some people convert them into a mini HOB refugium.

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I use an AQ500 on my 44 gallon and one on my 55 gallon, there is no splash.
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do you put lr rubble in it or filter media? what do you think works best?
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I use just the foam block and rinse it weekly. I have enough rock in the tank for the filtration so I use the aquaclears as additional circulation and as a place to put carbon one week of the month. If I didn't have enough rock, I would use the media or the rubble, either would work just as well.
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