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Old 01-15-2014, 03:34 PM   #21
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You prob want that higher up, it will give you better flow and not blow around the sand. It usually takes a couple days of playing around with it so you don't get any dead spots
about where would you put it? do the rocks look alright?
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Old 01-15-2014, 04:10 PM   #22
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How many lbs do u have?
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That's the ten I'm currently building you can see how the power heads are higher. Also are you running carbon and bio pellets right now?
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That's the ten I'm currently building you can see how the power heads are higher. Also are you running carbon and bio pellets right now?
what light is that? and okay i will move my powerhead higher then. And im not quite sure how many id say about 8/9 lbs i might buy some more live again soon or maybe some more dry, not sure yet. Also yes i am running 2 bags of biological ceramic pellets and carbon, why?
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Old 01-15-2014, 04:28 PM   #24
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Bio pellets are more of a fw thing they end up trapping a lot of nitrate in sw I wouldn't run them and carbon IME makes the cycle drag out. this is the one time you want ammonia and nitrite in your system. Start running your media after the cycle. And the light is a reefkoi full spectrum par38 it's not that blue in person that's a cell picture
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Old 01-15-2014, 04:34 PM   #25
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Bio pellets are more of a fw thing they end up trapping a lot of nitrate in sw I wouldn't run them and carbon IME makes the cycle drag out. this is the one time you want ammonia and nitrite in your system. Start running your media after the cycle. And the light is a reefkoi full spectrum par38 it's not that blue in person that's a cell picture
Okay so should i take the bags out and just run it as kind of a water agitation system (empty filter) and is that enough rock for now? Should i pick more up soon? Your tank looks great by the way what live stock?
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okay so now my glass is exposed on the right side, i moved the powerhead and its still doing this. It is the marineland 400, [currently running circulation pump mode] should i actually switch it to be a power head?

The circulation pump moves 500 GPH and the power head 110 GPH. Please help D:!
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Ya run it empty until your cycle is done then put in some purigen or chemi-pure. 8 or 9 is a little on the low side you should aim for 1 to 1.5 lbs per gallon I have 13 in mine. You also want the rock work to be open so the water can flow through. And thanks, not much live stock yet it's only a lil over 2 months old 3 trochus snails 2 bumble bee snails ( hitch hikers ) 4 zebra hermits and a blue shroom frag rock that I'm going to separate and place where I want them this weekend
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Try pointing towards the surface a little bit. 500 is a little high and 110 is a little low
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Try pointing towards the surface a little bit. 500 is a little high and 110 is a little low
i tryed to point toward the surface and it did literally nothing, maybe i should try 110 and maybe invest in another in the future? but for now i think the 110 and the agitation from the filter should be sufficient? correct?
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I'm running 2 korilia nano 240's. Great little power head and only $25. Are you planning on doing a reef or just a fowlr?if you can get the flow so there's no dead spots 110 should be fine for cycle
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