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Old 12-31-2013, 07:02 PM   #11
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You have an excessive nutrient problem. This is why the ammonia. you tell me what sounds more reasonable:
1.cut back on feeding
2.Buy and install a filter.
You don't need the filter. There are many people with the same tank you have and much larger bio loads that are doing it.
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Old 01-02-2014, 02:57 PM   #12
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Hi,
I'm the OP's fiancé. I'm fine cutting back on food. I'm just afraid the super timid firefish won't find a single pellet. Also, I want to make sure I'm not starving the clean up crew. Also this was a very sudden spike in ammonia level with no recent practice change on my part as far as feeding. Only new thing was the addition of a HOB filter, hence us finding possible blame with the filter. I don't see any harm in switching to a sump in addition to cutting back on feeding, right? It's not going to ruin me financially or anything. Plus it allows me to have an in simp type skimmer. Once my tank stops crashing on me, I want to add more fish anyway.
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Ok, then build a sump out of a standard glass tank or purchase one, but skip the wet/dry and keep a refugium in it, or just a good skimmer. Bio balls don't complete the nitrogen cycle.
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