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Old 10-25-2011, 04:36 AM   #181
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I m a proponent of glass tops.. haven't had any ill affects from mine and they give me peace in mind at night. But I also consider mesh screens to be the minimum. Id never run a sw tank without some sort of top on it
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:09 PM   #182
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I have the glass tops already, maybe I'll try them, but I like how much water evaporates I add a gallon a day or so. That's almost an extra 10% water change every two weeks, I still do 20% every two weeks, but so far my parameters have been great I usually have 0 to half a ppm nitrate when I test. Everything else has been spot on also. I think I may put them on and see what happens.
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:37 AM   #183
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It's not really a water change as all the nutrients and assorted other junk is left behind. So to me it's extra pain in the butt that's more or less unneeded. Mind you I only do pwc every couple of months with no I'll effects. Not one yet on the cube up since first week of August cycled and loaded now all numbers perfect or better than I thought.
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:57 AM   #184
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Yeah I didnt think about it leaving the junk behind, good point, but I will stick to my 20% twice a month. I wouldn't be able to sleep I would be too worried if I had not done one for months!
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:49 AM   #185
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Will taking something away from a sea urchins back hurt them, mine is carrying around my blue spruce frag.
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Old 11-13-2011, 12:41 PM   #186
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Will taking something away from a sea urchins back hurt them, mine is carrying around my blue spruce frag.
Nope. Just be gentle and don't get stung. Mine was carrying a zebra turbo grazer, I had to get it off.. Lol
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:00 AM   #187
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When you keep a sponge filter in your sump for a qt tank do you just put the sponge in the sump, or do you have to keep it on a power head that is running? Can anyone recommend a good one? Will one be enough for a 20 gallon qt?
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I just let mine hang out in there just make sure it can't get to the pump in takes
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:51 PM   #189
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How long will The sponge need to be in the sump for to pick up enough bacteria?
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How long will The sponge need to be in the sump for to pick up enough bacteria?
24-48 hrs is my suggestion..
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