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Old 03-24-2013, 07:01 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Xxmxxh1 View Post
Hi.. Ok live saltwater is different to freshwater or tropical.. In you canister filter... Take all your bioballs out.. Just leave a sponge and carbon.. Leave an extra chamber empty.. Il tell you why ina. Moment. The live rock or just rock will be like your bioballs.. This will break down ammo ia etc.. The filter can clean your tank of dirt in the tank. Now when you keeping just fish its a little easier.. When it comes to corals it gets a little more advanced lol. To keep corals you want your nitrate and phosphates as low as possible phosphates will kill your corals. To avoid this happending do water changes 10 -20% every week.. DONT put too many fish in and dont over feed.. And make sure you clean the sponge out in your filter everyweek too.. Let it dry a little and squeeze as much of the dirt you can. Now after running uour tank for a couple of months you may come across a few algea prpblems.. In this case youl want to put some sort of phosphate media in your last chamber of your canister this is the way youl be able to run a reef
Thanks but my tank has a sump filter and it has been up and running for years I moved it here with all the media and 75 percent of the water too. This is an established tank I will watch it closely. If I send a pic of my sump you'll see the big drawers where could I find this phosphate media. I've got a filter in drawer 1 I've got bio balls in drawer 2 and in drawer 3 I've got live sand, love rock and a love plant
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