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Old 01-31-2011, 06:36 PM   #11
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7.8 isn't too bad plus it depends on what time you do the test,the ph is lower in the morning because of no lights overnight,I would do between 7.5 -10 g water change but more if you can 30% would be better,How often do you clean your filter,this could be part of your problem as well as no skimmer,skimmer is essential on this size tank without a sump.if you can i would get a sump under your tank even if its just an old 20g tank with a skimmer and some more Live rock in it.But again nitrate of 40 isn't that bad for a fish only tank but 20 would be better,you could just do a 50 % pwc to get the nitrate right downn quickly
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:09 PM   #12
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Thanks David. I won't be able to have a sump cause my stand has no room for that under. I'm gonna look into getting a skimmer and do a water change and see what happens. Also clean out the filter although I don't think its clogged up or anything. I will be getting corals soon so I better match up the water levels!
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the filter may not be clogged but will cause nitrate readings in your water if its not cleaned weekly.
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:46 AM   #14
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i'd put both power heads, one on either side, the more water movement you have the better your LR can do its. if i were you and usign an HOB filter, i'd proboably go with a second AC110. with saltwater its always a good rule to go with a filter atleast double the size of your tank. keeping the water clean is the most important thing and your livestock will thank you for it
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Old 02-02-2011, 01:09 PM   #15
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But if I get a skimmer do I still need filters?
I have a extra smaller filter I think it's upto 30 I think or maybe 50
Should I run that too along with the 110 Cause if I don't need a filter with a skimmer then I'll buy a skimmer not another filter

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I dont run a filter but I have 2 small sumps and a skimmer,you could run both the filter and the skimmer it would be better than 2 filters.
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i have a 30 and a 50 gallon filter in my tank and i run them all the time, and i only have a 26 gallon. there is nothing wrong with to much filtration. i'm even considerign replaceing my 30 gallon with a AC110 and making it into a refungium and i'm going to place a media cartrage in it to help polish and collect floating junk
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:32 PM   #18
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So how are you going to make the 110ac a Refiguim? Isn't the flow gonna be so strong?
I have thought about making a Refiguim cause I have a dragonet and that would
Help with the pods stuff.
I am so confused on what to do to improve the water.
I really don't want to set up another tank to make a sump or Refiguim cause I don't have room under my tank. Making it in a 110ac that I can do but how does that work?
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:59 PM   #19
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get a skimmer, with a tank that big you need one, turn your second koralia powerhead on. if i were you i'd also add a second aquaclear 110 or turn yours into a refungium and get a canister filter or a sump.

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also you should be doing a 10% water change every other week atleast to keep the water as clean as possible
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Old 02-05-2011, 12:39 PM   #20
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I'm gonna be buying a skimmer it's good for unto 135 gallon tank. My tank is 70g
Should I still run my 110 AC filter?

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