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Old 09-08-2012, 11:17 PM   #41
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I've used Danner mag pumps for 5 plus years before they need replaced always had great results
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:57 PM   #42
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How much of a water change would I need to do in 70g and how often?
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:01 PM   #43
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How much of a water change would I need to do in 70g and how often?
I do 10% total volume every 7-10 days
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:14 AM   #44
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Got my live rock and water last night from a guy who was changing he's tank back to fresh water there was a few corals on one rock that didn't look so great so i took them too as he didn't anywhere for them, I have two t5 lights coming for my tank today one is a Marine tube and the other is a blue tube I hope these lights will support the corals for the moment, I didn't really plan on having these in the tank what more can I do to help these guys along?


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Old 09-26-2012, 12:29 PM   #45
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The nitrate in my tank is also high how can I get this down? Thanks.
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:45 PM   #46
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First thing those are mushrooms they don't require to much light your t5 fixtures will be fine
Second getting your nitrates down. Is water changes. I do at minimum 40% per month this will keep them under control. Also a good Skimmer will help as well sounds like he wasn't doing water changes and maintenance if your using his old water
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:31 PM   #47
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First thing those are mushrooms they don't require to much light your t5 fixtures will be fine
Second getting your nitrates down. Is water changes. I do at minimum 40% per month this will keep them under control. Also a good Skimmer will help as well sounds like he wasn't doing water changes and maintenance if your using his old water
Thanks Reef79 I just got a bubble magus nac 6 skimmer and set it up the other day in my sump but it's not really producing anything think the water level in my sump might be too low :-( time to build a new one I think! Also them corals seem to have shrunk again would this be because I left the light on too long? I never turned it off for the last 3 days I thought it would help them but obviously not, my bad!


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Old 10-01-2012, 06:42 AM   #48
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Also could someone tell me the best times to turn on and off my lights?
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:57 AM   #49
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Also could someone tell me the best times to turn on and off my lights?
My actinic come on at 9am go off at 9 pm my halides come on at noon off at 7
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:59 AM   #50
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I like to see my tank in the evening, so I have my lights on from noon till 11P, then moonlights til 1A. It's what works for me.
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