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Old 01-27-2013, 03:34 PM   #481
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I do when I do water changes I buffer the tank and not the bucket gatcha
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:35 PM   #482
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:37 PM   #483
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Ok I messed up I called foster and smith and the 55 gallon filter system I ordered is 13 1/2 inches wide. And I only have 13 inches of clearance between cross brace. cross brave is 2 inches would it hurt to cut a inch off?


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Old 01-27-2013, 03:57 PM   #484
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1.026 is the natural specific gravity for a reef tank. If your FOWLR then 1.024-1.025 will be fine. I keep my salinity at 1.026 for over a year now with no issues.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:58 PM   #485
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I'm against using buffers of any sort unless absolutely necessary. You may be able to raise your pH with simple water movement and surface agitation.
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:52 PM   #486
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I'm against using buffers of any sort unless absolutely necessary. You may be able to raise your pH with simple water movement and surface agitation.
Ok. I've got another power head coming in the mail
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Ok repositioned my powerhead more on the front glass then on the rock. I noticed its blowing my sand around from time to time. Not bad not clouding my tank up but I can see bits from time to time. Is this ok our do I need to reposition differently?
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:38 PM   #488
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Hey apet66 you said over the phone heating a razor knife to cut part of the brace. I have a solder iron that has a xacto knife attachment for it just remembered that
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:41 PM   #489
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Ok repositioned my powerhead more on the front glass then on the rock. I noticed its blowing my sand around from time to time. Not bad not clouding my tank up but I can see bits from time to time. Is this ok our do I need to reposition differently?
My sand blows around from time to time. It's nothing to be concerned about UNLESS it continues. It should settle down after the sand finds its place. If its moving it around in such a manner that's its creating a crater effect then I'd reposition it.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:43 PM   #490
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Ok repositioned my powerhead more on the front glass then on the rock. I noticed its blowing my sand around from time to time. Not bad not clouding my tank up but I can see bits from time to time. Is this ok our do I need to reposition differently?
Should be ok. As long as its not clouding up your water.
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