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Old 01-04-2007, 03:28 PM   #51
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will do, sounds good! another question. If I make a sump, that will act as the skimmer correct? and what is the thing on the left side, next to the lr?

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A sump doesn't act as a skimmer, really. Are you talking about the thing on the RIGHT of the LR? If so, that is a skimmer, I believe. I don't have any experience with sump/fuges/skimmers, so someone else with more experience will have to help you and me. Someone please feel free to correct me if I am wrong.
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so I would have to get a different type of skimmer than the HOB kind....hmmm anyone familiar with those have any suggestions?
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That picture you just posted is everything you need, I guess that is not yours?
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no it was from the DIY article I linked to earlier. I wish that was my setup! :P
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Old 01-05-2007, 08:04 PM   #56
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Old 01-13-2007, 10:49 AM   #57
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My Nitrates still wont go down still at the top pf the scale! I've done three water changes, taken the CC out, and the sponge filter? Is it b/c I don't have a protein skimmer yet? The city water I use has about 10ppm of nitrates??
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The protein skimmer will definitley help remove alot of waste from you water. What are the nitrates reading at now?

How big water changes are you doing? You may have to look into getting an RO/DI unit to make pure water for your tank. This will solve a lot of your problems, nitrates and algae if you are having any.

With the skimmer a few posts back, if you don't have a sump, yes, you'd need an HOB skimmer. I just recently received the Aqua C Remora, and it's awesome so far.
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The protein skimmer will definitley help remove alot of waste from you water. What are the nitrates reading at now?

How big water changes are you doing? You may have to look into getting an RO/DI unit to make pure water for your tank. This will solve a lot of your problems, nitrates and algae if you are having any.

The nitrates are still reading about 80- 160. I am doing about 30-35% water changes.
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With the skimmer a few posts back, if you don't have a sump, yes, you'd need an HOB skimmer. I just recently received the Aqua C Remora, and it's awesome so far.
I have a 10 gallon tank I want to make a sump, is 10 gallon big enough? (also have a 20 gallon) do you recommend any "in sump" skimmers?
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I would use the twenty gallon if you can. That might give you room to do a refuge which will help with the nitrates. My overall suggestion is that you use a skimmer and make that 20 gallon fuge. Both of them will put a big dent in your nitrate problem. Skimmers get rid of DOC`s that end up being nitrates. This is all I have as I have LR+ skimmer+refuge. I hope all goes well.
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