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Old 01-01-2013, 04:49 PM   #231
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oh snap, that sucks. That's is a possibility. If you were battling ich it probably would have been best to try and not change the tank environment for a good while. I've never experienced ich but that's just based on what others have said.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:46 PM   #232
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I guess so. This is my first time dealing with it and really wasn't sure what to do. I'm not adding anymore fish anytime soon that's for sure. It's a shame though I try so hard and always am on this forum it's been so helpful and I've learned so much.

The most current question I have is about the circulation pumps. I have a total of 4 and again it's a 55g tank. 2 are koralia hydor 750's and 2 are aqueon 250's. where should I place them properly In my tank. Should I time any of them. Ill post up some pics in a little while of the current positioning to get opinions. Thanks again AA
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:58 PM   #233
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Here's some pics with the current positioning.



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Old 01-01-2013, 09:25 PM   #234
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From what I''ve read you want a total GPH 20 to 30 times that of the size of your tank. So for a 30g including power filters and power heads you want 600+gph
As for placement it depends on what corals you have because they may require different amounts of flow. I would have an area of high flow and an area of moderate flow.
What I would do is just use the 2 750s and one 250. Put one 750 at each end at different levels and one 250 on the back facing the front on one of the sides.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:55 PM   #235
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Here's some pics with the current positioning.
Its acually 30-50x water volume for a reef so for a 55g you want minimum of 1500gph id place them so you have the most turbulance
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:14 PM   #236
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so if I have 2000gph that's okay? I can remove 1 of the 250 powerheads
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so if I have 2000gph that's okay? I can remove 1 of the 250 powerheads
What id do is position them in there how you think you might like then look at flow and how coral react then adjust from there in a 55 maybe try tha smalls one on each end and the bigger on back wall facing front might be good starting point
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Ill leave the two big ones on each side and i have the two smalls on the back. 1 small is facing the front center and 1 is parallel to the back wall just so there's flow behind my rocks and it'll hit the heater. I have a handful of corals a cleaner shrimp and 1 clown left. some inverts like snails hermits and feather dusters. no more fish for a while until I figure out what the problem is.
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Even though I tested yesterday I had a death and wanted to triple check my parameters.

Salinity - 1.027
Here's the rest :
Ph seems a little low but I think it's only because the lights have been off for a little while already.


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Anyone have an idea on why my corals are fine but I can't keep fish!!! So upsetting. I lost 1 fox face, two 6 lines, 5 green chromis, 1 clown and a mandarin. The tang lasted 2 months. The clown and fox face about 1. Both six lines died within 2 or 3 days same with the chromis. Too many fish at once. They were at least introduced a month apart.
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