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Old 08-12-2009, 10:35 PM   #1
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connecting tanks good or bad idea

I have a 55 reef tank and a 30 gal fish only being cycled possibly just going to be 2 false percs and maybe just maybe a flame angel later down road it will also have lots of macro alage in tank with fish.i have the tanks pretty close together would it be a bad idea to connect them using sump tank of 55.
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:38 PM   #2
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If you vote please tell me wat you voted i wanted it to be visable but i forgot. i figure the 30 will act as a sort of fuge as it will not have many fish.
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I dont see where the problem would be accept if you had a sour situation in one, both would go south. But it would make it easier to keep good parameters.
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:13 PM   #4
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ditto^
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ditto^
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:29 PM   #6
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You will need to do alot more water changes than usual as reef's need around 15 or lower nitrate while fish can tolerate up to 40ppm. Also if the FO tank needs medication, it might not be reef safe.
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not neccesarily, My 120, I do a 20% once a month and my trates stay below 5ppm.
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i already do way to big of water change for my 55 about 14 to 16 gallons a week so i am good with that. as long as i stay at that amount it will still be enough of a change.
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I don't see a problem with that. Matter of fact it might be better. Because you get the beneficial bacteria from the other tank into the new tank.
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not neccesarily, My 120, I do a 20% once a month and my trates stay below 5ppm.
How do you do that?

I don't see it being a bad idea at all with the exception of something happening in one tank will affect the other, but then again treating one will treat both.
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