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Old 01-26-2012, 08:49 PM   #11
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My sand beds were always spotless. Just keep good flow in the tank.
This is key..limit dead spots ,,actually try not to have any
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I admit to having a couple small dead spots, and one low flow area. The hermits are always picking the sand clean in there.
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See i was thinking about that, too. What about just a couple snails and go in the direction of shrimp for the rest?
X--i've got a maxijet and a hob 150gph just for mechanical and a little bit if extra flow. Would you recommend more or less?
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What kind of shrimp?
mr_X knows way more about the technical stuff than I do. And with a profile pic from Young Frankenstein, how can you NOT listen to the guy?
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What size maxijet?Your HOB isn't really adding any flow ,,but its good for surface movement ..You could probably add another maxijet on the other end of the tank
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LOL! That's Marty Feldman as Igor.
I would go with something Stronger than 295 gph(that's the strongest stock maxijet- the mj1200). perhaps a pair of 425 gph koralia nanos or possibly even more....I've never kept a tank smaller than a 30 breeder in the last 10 years, so just going by that.
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Yeah, same here..I bet the nano section would have a lot of good info on flow rates and pumps to use though
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All of you guys have given me a lot of great tips to start with! Expect to see me asking a lot more questions now that i know how helpful everyone is
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Just remember, it's EYE-gor, not EE-gor. They were wrong, weren't they?

When I get my sump/fuge built, I'm going to have some pump questions, too. Need to figure out flow rates and how best to distribute them. But that's at least a month off right now.
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