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Old 06-14-2011, 03:13 AM   #121
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Haha if I were you I would get the 125. The extra length will aloe you to keep tangs and other fish that need the larger tank. Just keep in mind that with a larger tank you are looking at an extra $1000 or more. Ie larger skimmer,more heaters,bigger lights, more sand, rock, salt,powerheads, if your up for it then by all means go for it . I'm sticking with a 60gal. It's just big enough for my liking.
I might stick with the 55g and 20-30g sump. That extra grand made me change my mind. Lol
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:42 AM   #122
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Hahaha yeah it was tempting for me to get a 125 but after I added up all the cost I said no. don't worry a 55 will allow you to do allot of things. You can prob look at spending about $2000 over the next few years just on fish and coral. And after you tank is maxed out and you have corals growing out of control then I would think on upgrading. I know I have at least 5 years in my 60gall before I would upgrade.
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A short video of my sump
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:59 PM   #124
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My tank has been cycling for about 10 days. I have live rock, sand and a couple damsels in there. The temperature is perfect, and all the levels are spot on as of the last few tests. Should I do a PWC if everything is perfect during the cycle?
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:04 PM   #125
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My tank has been cycling for about 10 days. I have live rock, sand and a couple damsels in there. The temperature is perfect, and all the levels are spot on as of the last few tests. Should I do a PWC if everything is perfect during the cycle?
So, I'm not sure if this post even belongs in this thread because it is off topic and you aren't the OP.... BUT, IMO yes, you should do a PWC because you are using fish to cycle and it is hard on the fish to be swimming around in their own feces... (the ammonia they produce isn't yet getting converted because there isn't enough bacteria if you just started cycling). It will take longer to cycle with fish if done with PWCs, but then again it isn't exactly right to make the fish suffer either...
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It is off topic but I'm sure the person who started this could benefit from the question too.

If all the levels are correct, then doesn't that mean the fish aren't swimming in excessive feces? I just don't want to do PWC and replace water that has adequate levels of all needed bacteria etc. Is this not good logic?
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It is off topic but I'm sure the person who started this could benefit from the question too.
I don't mind at all. Another way to learn.
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Most nitrifying bacteria isn't free floating, they colonize the surfaces of your sand, live rock, filter media. Even a 95% PWC wouldn't make much of a dent in your bacteria population.
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Did you ask me something about my sump video cause all I can see in your post is the video
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Did you ask me something about my sump video cause all I can see in your post is the video
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"Thank you for the video. This is really helpful. Just one question, does the water coming in the sump from the aquarium making a lot of noise?"
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