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Old 07-05-2011, 06:45 PM   #11
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Water Changes in Reef Aquaria by Randy Holmes-Farley - Reefkeeping.com

Also a great link on water changes.
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Thanks! That will keep me busy reading for a while haha!
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Here are the pics! Hope the quality is ok! They were took on my phone
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Looks pretty nice to me. Great job.
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:38 PM   #15
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Looks pretty nice to me. Great job.
Thanks! I'm still having a bit of trouble with hair Algue but hopefully more frequent water changes will fix that! It's a lot better than what it was! My firefish is REALLY shy! He just comes out his cave and darts back in every 30 seconds! He has started staying out a bit longer now though!
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Nice setup!! Looks great!
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Nice setup!! Looks great!
Thanks! I'm learning a lot now and need to learn more for starting my new tank when I move into my new house next year! I'm going for a 500 ltr which I think is about 130g!! I can't wait
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I also use a fluval 305, just make sure you keep it well maintained as nitrates can build up in there quite quickly. Your nitrate readings are a tad on the high side but maybe with some more attention to the canister and an extra water change here or there you can get them down even further.

It took me months of hard work to get to 0 trates.
How often do u clean ur filter and what do u do to clean it? Also how often do u change the carbon?
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I opened it up every 2 weeks and cleaned it out. It doesnt accumulate alot in 2 weeks but I still do it. I run carbon every other change, it's not needed as much as people say. I have filter floss and biomedia in the trays.

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I opened it up every 2 weeks and cleaned it out. It doesnt accumulate alot in 2 weeks but I still do it. I run carbon every other change, it's not needed as much as people say. I have filter floss and biomedia in the trays.

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Yes thanks Carey! I usuall do mine every 3-4 weeks so thats probably where the nitrates are coming from! The guy at my lfs said to change the carbon every 3 months! I am a. **** of a lot happier with my tank now since I bought my RO/DI unit! The poor fish must have hated me before I got it! I suppose that will teach me to jump in two feet first though!! I've had a look at your 125g VERY impressive! So sorry about your losses though
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