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Old 05-30-2014, 02:00 PM   #11
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Make sure you keep the canister extremely clean, they tend to trap detritus and raise nitrates if not properly maintained.
thanks. would it be a good idea to use live rock in one of the baskets?
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Old 05-30-2014, 02:47 PM   #12
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just make sure you run some form of mechanical filtration in the first basket, you want to remove as much physical detritus and debris BEFORE it gets to the porous live rock and cermaic. itll help in keeping the nitrates under control.
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Old 06-02-2014, 12:47 PM   #13
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i ordered 50lbs of rock from reefrocks.net and 80lbs of reef sand.

i talked to the owner first and he was very friendly. and they got my order out immediately. just got my tracking.

do you know if 80lbs of sand will be enough for a 60x24x18 tank if i don't want a thick bed?

also, i think i've decided to pass on the fx5 as i need more $ to fund all this start up. the 4 HOB filters cover the entire surface of the water and output 400gph each (at least they're rated for that). i can definitely cover a lot more surface area with them and i'm familair with them.
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:13 PM   #14
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My rodi is running and according to the ths meter my water out of the tap is fluctuating between only 7-9ppm and outputting 0.

Isn't 7-9 really low?
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Thoughts on aquascape?

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Looks good! I would just use powerheads and rock as your main filtration. And reef octopus makes good HOB skimmers
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Looks good! I would just use powerheads and rock as your main filtration. And reef octopus makes good HOB skimmers

Powerheads aren't a filter...?
Your rock is your main source of biological filtration.
A sump, will normally be mechanical, unless it's a nano or you are unable to a sump. In which case it would be a HOB or Canister. Hob being more common.
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got it up and running with w percula clown, blue damselfish and a yellow tail damsel
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got it up and running with w percula clown, blue damselfish and a yellow tail damsel
Did you cycle it already?
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Scape looks good, what kind of lights are they? They look quite yellow? Did you cycle the tank properly before adding the livestock?
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