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Old 10-09-2010, 06:52 PM   #41
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First, what is causing all of that splash in your sump?
I have 2 sumps,the other sump drains into this one which is causing the dampness plus 75% of my dt water also goes to this sump,this is why I would like to cover it to reduce splash/moisture?
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:11 PM   #42
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You more then likely could cover it but that would decrease the light going to your sump and may not be good for your Macroalge!
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Old 10-10-2010, 03:06 AM   #43
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What is salinity and how do i test for it? sorry im REALLY new apparently
If you don't know what salinity is you should not have any life in you tank yet. (you won't soon if you do). I know this sounds harsh but the main reason people fail at this hobby is lack of research and knoledge.
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Old 10-10-2010, 03:41 PM   #44
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You more then likely could cover it but that would decrease the light going to your sump and may not be good for your Macroalge!
That won't be a problem as the other tank has the chaeto in it,
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Old 10-15-2010, 03:16 PM   #45
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Yeah I know, But I have a really good eye and common sense and SOME knowledge, and I think I've found a happy medium I'm hopefully going to be getting a test kit or refractometer btwn now and next weekend!
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I am thinking of buying two pieces of glass 17x27 inches to cover the sides that are not covered by the other piece of glass that came glued to the inside of the aquarium. The reason is because I suspect a lot of dirt and dust is falling into the water and causing excess nutrients since the aquarium is in a covered porch but outside the house. The 50 micron filters get dirty and clogged too fast. But I'll leave like 2 inches at each side for air circulation.


my filter socks would get clogged every 3 days, and my tank was inside. i don't think the falling dirt and dust thing is your problem. closed systems can become overloaded very easily. most people recommend feeding enough so that it will be consumed in 3 minutes. this is a ridiculous idea imo/ime.
i feed my fish and it's gone in about 20-30 seconds. most people comment on how fat my fish are too.
everything you put in the tank stays there until you remove it. eaten or not.
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Old 10-16-2010, 04:05 PM   #47
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I did that when I first got my tank... Won't that promote an un healthy amount of bacteria and algae? It's hard enough having to clean my glass everyday... but every hour? but then again I only have a 10g tank, and only feed my 3 Hermies 1 headless unpeeled raw jumbo shrimp/day... but still, am I right? or left? or wrong or mistaken??
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One jumbo shrimp in a 10g is a little overkill!
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Old 10-16-2010, 07:30 PM   #49
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Yeah but they eat at it all day, then I take it out and throw it away before I go to bed... is that still ok?
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Wait, is your tank cycled or not!
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