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Old 09-30-2014, 11:17 AM   #11
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Filtering a Nano?

Id throw a hob on there just to run phosphate removing media. Or maybe a DIY fuge of sorts.


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Old 09-30-2014, 12:29 PM   #12
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Well the HoB I WAS going to use came from my African hospital tank, I did treat Melafix through it once.
Could this effect anything in the saltwater stuff?




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Old 09-30-2014, 12:49 PM   #13
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It could yeah. Idk if I'd use it then. I think you'd be fine without one just keep up on wcs and stock lightly.


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It could yeah. Idk if I'd use it then. I think you'd be fine without one just keep up on wcs and stock lightly.


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I've just done a quick search, turns out it says Reef Safe on the bottle 😁


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Nono...reef safe meds still really aren't reef safe. My friend used a reef safe med and it killed all his lps corals (torch, hammer, plates, acans). I wouldn't trust any meds in a reef tank


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I never really understood peoples fear of using equipment rhats been exposed to medication in their reef tanks.

Reef safe or not, the miniscule amount of the medication the filter was exposed to combine that with plastic not absorbing it. Anything that could be leeched isnt enough to effect anything.

Its the same way with people saying you cant use a tank if its ever had copper meds in it. Theres absolutely no logical evidence to support that claim.
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Nono...reef safe meds still really aren't reef safe. My friend used a reef safe med and it killed all his lps corals (torch, hammer, plates, acans). I wouldn't trust any meds in a reef tank


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Surely after it being washed AND dry for as long as it has, it can't be that bad


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Oh I was confused. I thought you were taking it off the African tank and moving it over after cleaning it. If it has been dry for a while that should probably be fine. Like mebbid said I'm probably over cautious haha.


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I'd hate to leave it just sitting there gathering dust, might there be anything else a tiny HoB can be used for?

If I were to use it for general filtration, I think I'd just stick a sponge in it and clean that sponge regularly.
Or maybe pick up a bag of Purigen or something..


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the hob can add flow, use poly filter material, run filter floss (changed regularly), be made into a DIY fuge or surface skimmer.
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