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Old 01-14-2007, 02:44 PM   #61
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cool thanks for the help!

since there it seems to just take up space without the sponge in it can I remove this somehow?

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Old 01-14-2007, 03:01 PM   #62
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Hmm, you might be able to remove it... Depends on how it's constructed. It might be more of a pain than anything...

I used to have HIGH nitrate issues like you, but added a skimmer and did really frequent water changes and it helped a lot.
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OK things just got more difficult I am going to be "holding" my dads 95 gallon tank for an undisclosed amount of time (maybe years, or hopefully forever!) while they move to Houston! Since we are talking a long time frame and possibly forever, I was wondering about lighting and the skimmer. From reading here it looks like my best bet is to make the reef tank the 40 gallon and just a fish/lr tank the 95 gallon due to the tallness of the 95 gallon. I took out the CC that was in the tank and replaced it with what was recommended earlier. I was wondering if i should keep the magnum pump or not, and what else I would need for the big 95 gallon? I was thinking a HOB skimmer for the 95 and a sump for the 40? Thanks again for the help! its been VERY helpful! The fish say thanks too




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Are those pictures of the 95 gallon, or the 40 gallon? If you are keeping the 90 gallon forever...you could use the 40 gallon as the sump... just an option.

But you are probably right. You have MUCH more fish options with a 90 gallon as opposed to a 40 gallon. So I'd make the 40 gallon reef, 90 gallon FOWLR if you wish.

I'd also chuck the Magnum, or just use it as water flow and take the media out.

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thanks! yeah thats the 90 gallon, the 40 is on the first page. When my dad brings them I will have 2 10 gallons, 1 20 gallon, and 1 40 gallon. Should I make a sump for the 90 gallon too even if I can't afford the lighting for the coral? what would be the benefit's?
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Can I put these fish together?
there are two tiny damsels in the 40gal, the black one and a blue one with yellow tail




and 4 of these big blue ones in the 95 gallon. The pics are almost accurate to size, will these big guys eat/pick on the tiny ones?
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Damsels usually cause problems later on down the road as they harass your other fish you`ll add to the tank and they are usually are hard to catch later on also. My recommendation is to leave the damsel be and fill your tank with more suitable fish that will not be so harrassing. But that is JMO.
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Damsels usually cause problems later on down the road as they harass your other fish you`ll add to the tank and they are usually are hard to catch later on also. My recommendation is to leave the damsel be and fill your tank with more suitable fish that will not be so harrassing. But that is JMO.
Yeah thats why I want to put them all into one tank so I can have a tank for more suitable fish. I can't get rid of them b/c they are my dads (I am fish sitting for a long while) so I was just wondering if I could put the small ones with the big ones without having the tiny guys get killed?
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Damsels are damsels. Those blue devils will, most likely terrorize any new unagressives fish. I think the domino ones are pretty nasty too.
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so can I put the damsels together to free up my other tank?
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