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Old 03-25-2015, 11:01 AM   #21
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Don't keep the media because of the BB...you want to run the media and change it out regularly so it can be effective.
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Old 03-25-2015, 12:14 PM   #22
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Ah cool that makes sense. I'm sure I'll think of more questions!


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Old 03-27-2015, 10:12 AM   #23
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Any opinions on a refugium? The stock sump has a space for a refugium


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If there is space, make one. You could make an algae turf scrubber too.
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I'll have to google the scrubber, not something I've ever seen. Once the upgrade is mature, will the fuge be a good place to grow pods for a mandarin?


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Anywhere that can grow algae can support a pod population. That said, it has to be a huge amount of pods being produced to support a mandarin. I wasn't able to do it. I was lucky and got a mandarin that ate mysis. Was only able to keep it for a year and a half.
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Yeah I thought as much. I'll probably skip the Mandarin in that case. There seems to be very different accepted fish rules in the UK. I've been told in 3 different LFS that a tang would be good in a 40


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Not different accepted...simply the same misinformed or simply looking to make a buck. That said, there ARE tang, the kole specifically, that will be ok in a 55-75 gallon tank.
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Yeah I guess you're right. The new tank I'm looking at is a 70 gallon so a Kole tang would be an interesting addition


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Old 04-01-2015, 07:28 PM   #30
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I have been researching sumps and some of the ones I've seen have amazed me just how intricate and detailed they are. My new tank is reef ready and does not have the emergency overflow (if I drill it, I invalidate the warranty) This has raised a few more questions.

1) some people have said they have overflows that make a lot of noise, how can I keep it quiet?

2) can I have a simple plumbing set up with pipe work leading to the sump with a filter sock, flow in to the refugium and then leave after passing through a skimmer in the last chamber via a pump?


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