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Old 10-27-2004, 03:11 PM   #21
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No problemo

I've got an internal Fluval 2plus filter in there with 2 seeded sponges, and 4 large pvc elbows. The fluval creates quite a bit of surface agitation, no powerhead (I tried it before but it was simply too much flow for the size of the tank (15 gal).
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Old 10-27-2004, 03:23 PM   #22
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Sounds like your qt is set up right!!
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Old 10-27-2004, 03:27 PM   #23
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Good

Will wipe the bottom and get out as much as I can, then do a 50% change before I put my fish in (I guess the filter sponges will be ok out of the water for a couple of mins).

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Will it actually hurt anything in the QT (ie. add to the ammonia etc.) if I leave the powder/stuck on food on the bottom?? I've just looked now and most of it is this way, ie. I won't be able to get much out at all without wiping the bottom, which I guess will just mix the powder into the water even more.

It'll be quite a task and I certainly won't be able to get all of it even if I attempt it...

Should I do it or not?

I'm going to be doing 50% waterchanges each week anyway, so if leaving the food in probably won't mean I'll have to do any extra, I won't bother!
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It won't hurt anything. besides Coral Beauties like to pick. Will give her something to do.
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Cool, I wont bother doing anything with it then! Just the 50% waterchange.

Was just concerned it may add to the ammonia if its left in there to "rot"...

Will she be ok eating "old" hard food though? :P
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As long as the ammonia doesn't start to rise. If it does, then I would scrape it.
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Old 10-28-2004, 03:54 PM   #28
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But, by the time my test kit has shown presence of ammonia, it could be too late to bother scraping? :P
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Old 10-28-2004, 04:01 PM   #29
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Well the ammonia you are going to battle with water changes. My qt tanks get covers with a decent amount of algae, I basically just ignore it. It has never bothered my water quality.
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But, surely rotten food is going to be more harmful than algae? :P

Bottom line is, if it's likely to cause ammonia problems, I'll have a good go at it, and perhaps risk killing a few bacteria off in the process. Gotta be the better option!
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