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Old 12-21-2010, 01:59 AM   #21
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okay.....when u want to do PWC, u might need heater to heat the water and match it with your DT.....a powerhead so that the salt can mix properly within 24hours...but for pH im not so sure.....some said that lights can help in maintaining water pH...but i did some dosing on increasing the pH and kH....maybe u need someone expert in pH answer it for u....sory fren...
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:39 AM   #22
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thanks! so any ol heater would work?
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:43 AM   #23
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ol heater..??? u mean old heater..??? sory....
as long as your heater can heat the water, that will be good...
btw, as someone mentioned a lot in other thread, u need 2 heater in your setup in order to avoid heater failure in future.....
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:46 AM   #24
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that is true, if I had 2 heaters I can just take out one from the DT and put it back afterwards! thanks!
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:49 AM   #25
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btw, how your system setup..??? what kind of tank u willing to build...??? reef tank, FO tank or FOWLR...??? any sump..??? u might want to inform that so other people can help u better.....
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:47 AM   #26
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I wanna make a reef tank... I have a protein skimmer, 1 750gph ph, 1 heater
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:11 AM   #27
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hahaha....now only i know what do u mean by ph....powerhead..???
i taught ph for water......that is why i said earlier lights can maintain pH.....
anyway, back to topic....what is your filter...?? using canister..??? is that the only things u have...???
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:18 AM   #28
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no it's a skimmer type and PH = powerhead
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:44 AM   #29
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so u only have skimmer and LR for filter...?? for FOWLR tank, it might be ok...but u might want to add other than that in future if u plan to have reef tank....sump will be good advantage....
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:46 AM   #30
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add another what? skimmer?
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:49 AM   #31
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nope....try to search anyone here for their build up thread...u might understand/know what i mean....
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:00 AM   #32
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He's talking about a sump. We have a great article about them -- Sumps Explained

One is not necessary, but it adds more water volume and is a good place to hide equipment.
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:03 AM   #33
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Also, you want to do a 10% pwc weekly or 20% every other week. You'll need 2 x 5 gallon buckets at a minimum, but would be better off getting a 20 gallon BRUTE trashcan to mix your pwc water in. You want a small power head in the can to keep the water mixed and aerated, and a heater to match the temp of the display tank.
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Just saw that you have a 60 gallon tank and you only have 12 pounds of rock in it. That is nowhere near enough for biological filtration. You need 1 - 2 pounds (60 -120 pounds) of rock along with a quality protein skimmer, or you will need to be very diligent with large pwc's every week.
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thanx cmor for explain it....
im afraid shel wouldnt understand me....
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thanks cmor. I will be getting more LR soon, just found a place that sells it for 2/lbs (Fiji). abd thanks for trying to explain it
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No problem. Please post your questions as they come up. That's why this place exists.
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no problem....
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just got got another 25 lbs of LR and after a few hours I saw a red worm with spikes next to the decaying shrimp, so I goto the reference page and find out it's a bristle worm I guess the thing got hungry!

It says it's good for the tank
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