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Old 06-12-2011, 03:51 PM   #31
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Any comment on the protein skimmer I posted above?
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:59 PM   #32
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So, as for the flow some of it will be from the return from the sump, but most SW tanks have power head in addition to this for added circulation.

Also, with the RO/DI you don't want to use it for the FW tank. It is fine with the SW tank because you will be adding the needed nutrients back into the water from the salt mix, but you don't do that with FW.
I did some research on this one for FW. If its just a percentage of the water being replaced, it is ok. Just to make the water softer. I guess I wont use RODI for the FW. It will just make WCs complicated.
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I wanted to comment on one persons post about RO+DI being safe to drink! Let me be clear...it is NOT safe to drink! Deionized water is not safe to drink. Due to the purity of the water and the lack of minerals, DI is a relatively strong solvent. As such, when ingested, a condition called "osmotic shock" may occur. This condition occurs as a result of the DI water removing minerals and other elements from the cells in the body more rapidly that the cell walls can stand. The result is ruptured cells and internal bleeding. Though the cases are few and far between, there have been documented cases.
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What's the salt and water ratio?

What's your routine when doing PWC? RO/DI water in a container, add right amount of salt then in the tank? No need for dechlorinator because of the RO/DI?
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What is the green plant that you usually put in a sump? Is that to absorb nitrate or phosphate I think? I'm not sure. I was watching "dustinsvideo" long time ago and he put some in his HOB filter to battle algae...

I'm sorry if I'm bombarding you guys with questions... I appreciate all your help.
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Anyone?

Also, is a plexiglass tank ok with all the rocks? I know how easily it gets scratched. Thanks.
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how thick is this plexiglass? plexiglass is just acrylic sheets
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how thick is this plexiglass? plexiglass is just acrylic sheets
I already have a 55g glass tank but there is a deal on craigslist for a plexiglass and stand for $75. I'm thinking of using that instead. Probably just the regular thickness for that tank size(1/3"?). Or should I just use the glass tank?
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One good thing about plexi is scratches can be buffed out pretty easy but the bad thing is they do scracth easy
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I'll stick with a glass tank then. Is there a "must have" equipment when you go bigger than 55g?
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