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Old 10-05-2013, 06:35 PM   #301
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You could do that as well. But you stated you were having trouble keeping the nitrates down. I'd suggest not feeding your anemone. Their main food source is light and can't rely on being fed food to survive. So basically, don't bother. That'll help keep the numbers down in the future.
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Old 10-06-2013, 01:53 AM   #302
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I'm so confused! I'm NOT supposed to feed the anemone?! I thought they needed chunks of meat at least once a week?
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Old 10-06-2013, 01:59 AM   #303
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I just feed the tank never the nem directly the those that part.
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Old 10-06-2013, 02:50 AM   #304
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I'm so confused! I'm NOT supposed to feed the anemone?! I thought they needed chunks of meat at least once a week?
Not necessary to feed. As stated they get all of what they need from light. If you do feed them do it sparingly with a few pieces of small meaty foods like brine shrimp. But certainly not needed.

I actually have observed once my nems are hosted by clowns they rarely take anything offered anymore. I feed mine maybe once a month.
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:21 PM   #305
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So back to one of my earlier questions: Should I use a gravel vac and/or siphon the diatoms and snail/urchin poo off the sand bed?
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:33 PM   #306
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If you do, try to leave the sand alone. Just suck the stuff off the sand. Ideally, you have enough flow in the tank to keep stuff suspended so that filters/skimmers can grab it. You want dead spots non-existent or minimal.
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:07 PM   #307
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A good point Todd. I have most of my flow at the top of my tank. Earlier in my thread someone told me to point my power head up toward water surface to help with pH.

I've been wondering if I had enough flow and what is the best way to tell. I have a koralia 4 (1200 gph) power head at the front of my tank on the opposite end from the overflow box and return. It is angled upward and toward the front of the tank so that it "bounces" off the front wall. Then of course I have the two black " pipes" that come from my return system. I have one of them aimed back around the overflow box toward the short side of the tank at the side wall and the other one aimed downward along the back wall.

When I add fish food it definitely circulates and goes all around the tank. But the flow is definitely not picking up poop from the bottom of the tank

Do y'all think I need to add another power head or rearrange what I have?
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I'm trying to recall...its a 75g, right?

If so, you might want another Koralia or try moving everything around so that there is flow along the bottom to keep the poop suspended. Flow up on the surface helps for proper oxygen exchange, but could you aim the return at the surface and the Koralia lower?
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Yes, It is a 75. Sorry you have to wade through all my narrative to figure that out!

When I get that koralia too low, it blows the sand everywhere, so I guess it is just trial and error to get it to the right spot.

I raised it up because the nem really doesn't like too much flow. It will move back under the rocks to get away from it....sort of opposite from what I read about them.

IF i added another koralia, any idea what size would I need? Maybe I can add it to my birthday and Christmas wish lists along with a nice big fuge and new skimmer
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:04 AM   #310
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Happy dance! Got my RODI unit and refractometer in the mail today. Weekend install on the way! All suggestions welcome on where/ how to set up the RODI unit. I'm thinking laundry room faucet but not sure how to get the water to my 35 gallon Brute trash can that I use for mixing. Do I route the water directly to it somehow?
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