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Old 09-10-2003, 11:10 PM   #1
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1st cleaning after cycling

hi, can you guys give some tips to make the cleaning easier. i have a python to drain the tank with. i know i should mix the water at least 24 hours in advance. but how about using a powerhead to mix and pump it back into the tank? how does this work what do i need? i have a 30 gallon fish only. no live rock. 4 inch sand bed how much water do i remove? and how often do i need to change the water? any help would be great
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Old 09-10-2003, 11:36 PM   #2
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but how about using a powerhead to mix and pump it back into the tank?
We mix our SW with a PH & heater for 24 hours, then use a PH to pump it into the tank.

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how much water do i remove? and how often do i need to change the water?
A lot depends on your filtration and bioload, but a 20% water change, every 2 weeks usually works well.
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how do you pump it back into the tank? off the powerhead? i have a 330 emperor biowheel and a powerhead. bioload is 2 percula clowns and 10 tiny hermits.
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Off the PH - yes. We just attach some flexible tubing and pump up to the sump.

You don't have much of a bioload at all - I'd say maybe 5g every-other week should be good!
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thank you. you've helped alot.
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Old 09-10-2003, 11:57 PM   #6
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