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Old 02-04-2012, 07:34 PM   #1
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Water questions

Alright so first off I have a slight film on the top of my water and I notice several other tanks at my reef store also have it is it normal? Or just from a newish started tank? Also how do you get pods in your tank?

Edit thought of one more question for a 55g are protein skimmer and sump neccesary to start with or can. Wait until. Go back to work (landscaper get a nice winter break this year had almost o snow in syracuse)
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:33 PM   #2
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Also how many gallon water change do you reccomend for a 55g?
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:40 PM   #3
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I was doing 10g water changes at least on my 55g. I would suggest a skimmer on the tank but not necessarily a sump. I was using a fluval canister filter on my 55g with no problem at all. But a sump is nice to have if you can fit one under the tank in the stand.
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Yeah doing 10g right now had the mixed water since last night. Also what about pods???
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Also think I could only fit a small sized sump under then tank lol there's not a lot of room. Mayb a 20long.
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I think a 20l tank for a sump would be a great idea if you can fit it.

Pods come from the live rock and will build a strong colony up if the conditions are right. It takes months of good conditions and plenty of live rock for them to live and multiply in. Are you thinking a fish that needs pods? lol
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Well I read the cardinal I have could use pods. At the moment idk what he's been eating any reccomendations?
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I think cardinals will eat regular old frozen foods. I would try some flake and maybe even pellets. As far as I know they aren't known to be that picky of an eater.
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Alright sounds good any brands or types of frozen to start with?
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I always have brine shrimp, mysis shrimp and bloodworms on hand. I buy the one pound flat packs but the cubes should be fine too.
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