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Old 01-28-2005, 10:29 PM   #11
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Sweet little refugium.

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Old 01-28-2005, 11:07 PM   #12
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Thanks! I've learned a lot since I set it up, but it really does the job.

I also found a baby starfish in there tonight. Its about the size of a large pinhead. VERY COOL!!!! Funny thing is, i don't have any in my tank, so it must have come from the LR (i think) in the fuge. I did have a sand sifter in the main, but took it out a month ago.


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Old 01-29-2005, 12:02 PM   #13
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the fish are small. The largest one is a Valentini Puffer. The rest of them are all the size of two guitar picks placed next to eachother. (Baby clownfish)
Please list the fish and quantity of each species. I'm assuming a guitar pick is about 1"?

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Old 01-29-2005, 02:44 PM   #14
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Honestly, I would be more concerned with an ammonia reading of .25 then a nitrate reading of 30. As mentioned, you have too many fish in your tank. The bioload that is produced by the overstocking is exceeding the biofiltration capabilities of the tank. You may not think you are overstocked, but your water parameters say that you are.
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Old 01-29-2005, 07:18 PM   #15
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Toss the bioballs over the course of 2 -3 weeks so the bacteria on the LR can grow more. Add a fuge, I have them on both my tanks and they help out a lot. My 55 fowlr is overstocked and with out the fuge I would be doing WC every week, I now can do them every month or 2. 30 is not too bad they say 40+ and you can start to cause stress on the critters.
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Old 01-30-2005, 02:42 PM   #16
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also try some more frequent water changes
using ro di water
maybee a uv serilizer could help
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Old 01-30-2005, 05:56 PM   #17
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i went out and bought a 60 gallon tank. i cant "lower" my fish population i love all my fisih. considering everything you know from reading these posts, will the 60 gallon tank be big enough to lower the nitrates.
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A larger tank alone should lower your nitrate levels through dillution. You will need to follow some of the additional recommendations on this post to keep them that way.
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Have you tried chemi-pure or anything like that? I use this resin because my fish slection keep me from having a real cleaning crew.

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