Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-16-2012, 07:10 PM   #81
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
okapizebra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,033
Here's today's test results:

Specific Gravity: 1.025 (how'd it go down??)
Ammonia: couldn't tell exactly, but it was definitely over 2ppm... don't think it was as dark as the 8ppm though
Trites: 0ppm
Trates: 10ppm
__________________

__________________
okapizebra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 09:10 PM   #82
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
okapizebra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,033
Will a circulation pump benefit my tank significantly?
__________________

__________________
okapizebra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 09:23 PM   #83
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gregcoyote's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Posts: 8,321
The more random flow the better.
__________________
Gregcoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 09:25 PM   #84
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
okapizebra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,033
But is it necessary for me? I would rather save 30 dollars.. but if it is going to benefit me largely then I will invest in one.
__________________
okapizebra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 09:54 PM   #85
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Beengirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,308
Do you have any PH? If not, I would definitely recommend getting one. You don't want areas of low flow, cuz that is where you'll end up getting cyano. I have 3 PH in my 55g, prevents detritus from gathering.
__________________
Beengirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 09:57 PM   #86
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
okapizebra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,033
I was thinking in this small of a tank it might not be needed and the AC 20 does have pretty good flow.
__________________
okapizebra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 09:58 PM   #87
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
okapizebra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,033
Oops, and no, I don't have any powerheads.
__________________
okapizebra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 11:57 PM   #88
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Beengirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,308
You can always test the flow by dropping in some flakes and see if they collect in any particular place. If there's no dead spots, then you should be good.
__________________
Beengirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2012, 08:05 AM   #89
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
okapizebra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,033
Is it okay if I try it with freshwater flakes? The only marine food i've bought so far are pellets.
__________________
okapizebra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2012, 01:41 PM   #90
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gregcoyote's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Posts: 8,321
You could do it with a couple of tiny bits of paper towel.
__________________

__________________
Gregcoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
salt, saltwater, saltwater tank, tan, tank

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.