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Old 07-16-2011, 05:27 PM   #11
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Wow I wouldve def thought you paid more for it. Good steal though
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:22 AM   #12
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I've come across a new problem now. Even if I decided to get a 24" T5 lights most of the models I've been seeing are over 5" in width. Currently I am using my HOB skimmer + in hood filter + lights that hang off the edge of my tank. The space I would have is about 5" for any new lights I would get.
Does anyone have any ideas as to what I could do?
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:38 PM   #13
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i would get rid of the "in hood filter".
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:01 PM   #14
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and have nothing for filtration Mr_x? I was thinking the majority of my bacteria thats making nitrate would be in the filter media in there.

Also, getting another hob is not possible because I wanted to get a hob refugium.

Its okay to not have a filter? What would be getting rid of the poop and stuff
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There is really no need for a filter if you keep up on your water changes and have good flow in the tank. If you siphon and change 15ish% water a week you should be ok.
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:08 PM   #16
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what about the stuff that I cant always siphon? Won't they just sit at the tank floor
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When doing your water changes turn off all pumps and get a Turkey baster and blow it on the parts you can't reach then just siphon it out. Also every now and then angel your powerheads a different direction this will also help
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:11 PM   #18
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hmmm, so i really don't need this hood filter? The bacteria in the filter media and filtration's absence is gonna b e okay for my tank? (like im not gonna hit a nitrite spike once my nitrate creating bacteria is gone will i?)
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:24 PM   #19
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If you have live rock then you have the bacteria necessary to convert to nitrates.

Do you have room on the back for a small aquaclear hob filter for mechanical filtration? Thats really the only use I see for a "filter" is to get the particles floating out of the tank.
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:32 PM   #20
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Yeah I do, it would be next to the other hob skimmer. I guess I could use that space now because I am gonna go with a separate out of tank refugium.

But my in hood filter media was pretty long, it really won't be missed in terms of water quality?
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