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Old 12-05-2005, 02:39 PM   #11
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some people even choose to skip the sand in favor of a bare bottom tank.
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Wouldn't a bare bottom tank take on a dingy gross look with fish waste etc?
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Old 12-05-2005, 03:29 PM   #13
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You will need to vac the tank out when you do water changes so you don't get that build up of waste.
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Old 12-05-2005, 04:07 PM   #14
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either that or have wicked flow

I have seen one that had a good 20-30x turn over and it was nice...
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Yeah, general key to LR filtration is 1-2lbs of LR per gallon of tank space (many find 1.5lbs to be a good balance on filtration and aesthetics), and plenty of circulation...a very minimum of 10 times per hour turnover. For example, my 40gallon breeder uses 2 Maxijet 1200's, which are a 295gph turnover. 295x2=590 divide by 40 = 14.75 turnover per hour.
Add to this that I have a skimmer for a little flow, and a hang-on fuge for a tiny bit of flow, and that I sometimes run an AquaClear Mini HOB just to help remove surface scum, and it's just right.

Count powerheads and pumps, but not the skimmer because it just doesn't move much water.

20 x per hour isn't uncommon either.

As for UGF's...they do have their place in very specific setups...but generally speaking, they are out-dated in the SW applications.
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