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Old 02-12-2013, 12:39 AM   #11
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Thanks! haha i dont want to buy a "cheap" skimmer! The guy at the LFS also said that the filter would eventually cause more harm than good. Is that true?
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:23 AM   #12
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Thanks! haha i dont want to buy a "cheap" skimmer! The guy at the LFS also said that the filter would eventually cause more harm than good. Is that true?
I don't think so. If you give the sponge and little media bags a rinse in the tank water you remove during your weekly water changes then there shouldn't be a problem. The sponge will grow beneficial bacteria as well as the media bag with the bio rings. You don't have to run the carbon if you don't want to, but it won't hurt anything to run it.
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:08 PM   #13
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I don't think so. If you give the sponge and little media bags a rinse in the tank water you remove during your weekly water changes then there shouldn't be a problem. The sponge will grow beneficial bacteria as well as the media bag with the bio rings. You don't have to run the carbon if you don't want to, but it won't hurt anything to run it.
I actually just read today that you're supposed to rinse the filter media in fresh water to clean it off.
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I saw this before and read the whole fresh water tank water thing. I've never used tap. I've always rinsed in tank water and over a year later I have no issue to report. Is that because I don't washout anything in tap? Couldn't say but I'm not about to find out lol.
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:35 PM   #15
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I have the spec, it's fantastic! The filter has a very nice flow similar to a Powerhead. If you're doing coral, keep the filter and you can skip the skimmer and Powerheads. The LEDs, I have found, are good for mushrooms but I've never tried anything else. The cool thing about the filter box is you can put the heater in the side that holds the filter pump. Good luck!
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most LED comes with Fluval set up are 5000K, so it would eventually turn all coral in the tank brown, you will need to replace them with at least 12000K
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most LED comes with Fluval set up are 5000K, so it would eventually turn all coral in the tank brown, you will need to replace them with at least 12000K
I suggest a par38 bulb. Mine is 12W LED. 4 whites, 6 blue, 1 green, 1 red. It puts off a really nice color. Not too blue, not to white.
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Do you have a link for your par38 bulb?


Update:

Went out and bought ~ 5 lbs of rock. Added my sand and saltwater! Today is day 1 of the nitrogen cycle! I figure I can wait a few days before I test, since it will start out pretty slow. Ill take my first readings on Sunday! Here is a cloudy picture!

As soon as it clears up ill upload another!
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Do you have a link for your par38 bulb?

Update:

Went out and bought ~ 5 lbs of rock. Added my sand and saltwater! Today is day 1 of the nitrogen cycle! I figure I can wait a few days before I test, since it will start out pretty slow. Ill take my first readings on Sunday! Here is a cloudy picture!

As soon as it clears up ill upload another!
What are you using as your source of ammonia?

I will see if I can find the link for you.
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http://www.ocreef.com/par38_led


http://www.ledtric.com/led-component...-18w-reeflamp/

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