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Old 07-18-2011, 12:54 AM   #1
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I have a 20gallon SW tank that is about 2 months old and is fully cycled, I have the two chromis and two clowns and a CUC, one condy anemone. I do a water change ones a week about 25%. I have one AC 50 filter, two Koralia Evaluation 750. My trates have never been lower then 10, how can I get it lower like 0??
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Old 07-18-2011, 03:04 AM   #2
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do a 50% pwc then another 50% the next day...should knock it down pretty close to zero.. if you dont wanna try that, perhaps rinsing off your filter pad in outgoing tank water...
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I have a 20gallon SW tank that is about 2 months old and is fully cycled, I have the two chromis and two clowns and a CUC, one condy anemone. I do a water change ones a week about 25%. I have one AC 50 filter, two Koralia Evaluation 750. My trates have never been lower then 10, how can I get it lower like 0??
20lb of LR
20lb of LS
am-0
trite-0
trate-15
temp-78
SG 1.024
ppt 32
You could also purchase a hob fuge place cheto or mangroves in it.. or go cheap and purchace a hob filter and do a make shift one I've seen them before looks like they would do a good job...
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I'd also watch out for that anemone OP. I had one in my 29g andit literally took over half the tank. lol And my clowns never hosted it, but well, I didnt expect them too as most don't host condys. They are also known to from time to time to eat fish.

just an fyi for ya.

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Old 07-18-2011, 12:17 PM   #5
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You could also purchase a hob fuge place cheto or mangroves in it.. or go cheap and purchace a hob filter and do a make shift one I've seen them before looks like they would do a good job...
What do you mean do a make shift to a Hob?
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I'd also watch out for that anemone OP. I had one in my 29g andit literally took over half the tank. lol And my clowns never hosted it, but well, I didnt expect them too as most don't host condys. They are also known to from time to time to eat fish.

just an fyi for ya.

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It happen already to one of my clowns so I replace it with a tomato clown
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He means take a regular hob filter, gut it out and make your own hob refugium
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It happen already to one of my clowns so I replace it with a tomato clown

You still have the anemone? I would have yanked him outta there so quick. I kept mine for maybe 2 months before I couldnt take it anymore and returned him. Yours may just do the same thing again. And fish are alot more money than a condy is. LOL
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What do you mean do a make shift to a Hob?
Sorry forget that some are new.. google diy hang on back refugium.. sorry miss spellings.
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Sorry forget that some are new.. google diy hang on back refugium.. sorry miss spellings.
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