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Old 02-11-2012, 12:04 PM   #21
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Sorry I meant would not use a fish.
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Thanks for the advice, but I dont think I need to get a power head. My tank is small, and the central aeration is suppose to give optimum flow,which it seems to as when it was cloudy at one point you can really see the flow pattern.
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Thanks for the advice, but I dont think I need to get a power head. My tank is small, and the central aeration is suppose to give optimum flow,which it seems to as when it was cloudy at one point you can really see the flow pattern.
No probs, if u do find some dead spots you might want to think about getting one.
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Ok will do thanks
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:12 PM   #25
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Not posted in a while, simply because I'm still cycling my tank.
Carried out a water change today to lower the nitrate level.
Ammonia is at 1ppm, hopefully on the decline but can't be sure.
Salinity is roughly 1.026, and temp is at 26c (79f).
Will post again once cycled or if anything changes.
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:06 PM   #26
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i took the plunge kept marines for a few yrs now but never have I done a tank like I did for my daughter.started two wks ago with 750 ltr tank added water ready done from shop let run for 1 wk. Then back to lincs aquatics to pick up live rock and a couple of fish da da.tank readings are spot on mushrooms all open star polyp and feather dusters all doing well guess the volume of water helps you could'nt do this on a small tank .hope yours goes has well as this did
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Sounds great! Glad it went well for you
I won't have any live plants in mine as its a little on the small side, but thanks for the post!
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i know small marines can be tough with a small volume of water but not over stocking should see you o.k hope it goes well.
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Don't do any water changes even if ur nitrates are off the chart. Let it sit and it will go faster. How big is the tank? I never did the nano but I can imagine keeping the saliniry on check is tough. My tank evaporates about 3/4 gallon a day and the sp will jump from 1.025 - 1.026 in no time
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I agree, no more water changes. lol That is only gonna lengthen the cycle time. I would also get in the habit of keeping your salinity a bit higher, I know it's tough in a small tank but you need to keep it at a steady 1.025 or thereabouts. I keep all my tanks at natural seawater level, 1.0255 or 1.026.
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