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Old 03-13-2011, 03:23 PM   #11
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What did you use to cycle, ammonia or raw shrimp?

So your ammonia and nitrites are at 0? I guess it is cycled then and handling your bioload, just need to get rid of the nitrates. First thing I'd do myself is remove the bioballs and add LR rubble into the canister filter. Is there any chance you can fit even a 10G under the tank for a sump? I have an eshoppe overflow on my 38G with the 10G sump. LR rubble and macro-algae in it.
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Old 03-13-2011, 03:28 PM   #12
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Can you have a phosphate reactor without a sump do you know ?
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Old 03-13-2011, 03:32 PM   #13
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sorry, I know nothing about them. I try to keep mine simple. LR, MacroAlgae, lots of flow
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I also have an internal protein skimmer would this help to reduce red algae and nitrates if I start to use this because I have recently stopped using it ?
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yeah, the protein skimmer will take out excess nutrients that the algae is living off of. Was it working well when you were running it? What color was the junk, and was it more wet or solid?
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There was no waste from it I thought it was not working proper
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Old 03-13-2011, 03:55 PM   #17
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The one I have as dial I can regulate. If I went one way it was too wet, the other it wouldn't bubble enough to make it up the cone into the cup. Do you know the brand name of the skimmer?
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No just a [moderator edit] of eBay from south Korea or something lol
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:24 PM   #19
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Mine is just a cheapo too
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But it does the job.
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