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Old 10-31-2013, 11:20 AM   #11
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if none of those two equipments can be obtained anytime soon, i would also suggest getting rid of the carbon filter media and replace it with purigen by SeaChem as it removes waste/chemical better than a carbon cartilage (only around ~$10).
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Old 10-31-2013, 11:23 AM   #12
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Okay! I'll pick that up.
I'll start looking for a use skimmer,
I was waiting to get one because I don't want a hang on back one and I want to turn my wet/dry bio ball into a fuge. But I'm afraid ditching the bio balls will mess with my bb
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Old 10-31-2013, 11:35 AM   #13
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Okay! I'll pick that up.
I'll start looking for a use skimmer,
I was waiting to get one because I don't want a hang on back one and I want to turn my wet/dry bio ball into a fuge. But I'm afraid ditching the bio balls will mess with my bb
no it won't. just remember that bb is everywhere ranging from your LR to sand to the equipments inside the tank. some people don't even have a sump or a fuge with bioballs and they are doing great. worst case scenario would be you get rid of the bioballs and it will take a few days to replenish them.
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:17 PM   #14
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Hmmm. Looks like I have a weekend project.
My tank is a little crowded by popular opinion probably, which is why I'm so obsessive with water changes.

Could that be the problem ? How should I do water changes? It worries me to wait longer but I could be being compulsive
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The bio balls just might be whats holding you back. they can become a nitrAte factory very quickly
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:22 PM   #16
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The bio balls just might be whats holding you back. they can become a nitrAte factory very quickly
That's what I have been reading. I really want to switch to the fuge ASAP.
I have a 20 long I just need to apoxy the dividers. I already have a bunch of rubble rock in with my bioballs
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