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Old 06-16-2014, 04:26 PM   #11
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I usually do only 10% water changes every week. Keeps my corals very happy.

I do a 30% water change every two weeks.
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Old 06-16-2014, 05:36 PM   #12
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U didn't have a protein skimmer? Is this ur first setup? A good protein skimmer will cost u a good penny. Don't go cheap on it. I like the needle wheel protein skimmers. The more bubbles the better.
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Protein skimmers are designed to take out the organic waste from your tank. Without one nitrates seem to keep rising, and quickly.
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U didn't have a protein skimmer? Is this ur first setup? A good protein skimmer will cost u a good penny. Don't go cheap on it. I like the needle wheel protein skimmers. The more bubbles the better.

Yes first saltwater set up
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For first setup start off with 1lb of live rock per gallon of aquarium water, crushed coral or live sand 1.5 times the amount of aquarium size. For a FOWLR you can do a canister filter or sump. If you do a sump, get some macro algae to absorb the nitrates and phosphates( calurpa or chaeto).A good protein skimmer and good lighting( T5 fluorescent 1.5 times wattage of the aquarium size.
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So lighting should be 200 watts. This should cover if you want corals or anemones later. A quad T5 lighting with 54 watt bulbs, 2 10k bulbs and 2 actinic blue
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Hi, so sorry I haven't replied earlier. I did a 30% water change after my chromis died. As mentioned earlier, my one spot foxface recently had flukes, but he has gotten a ton better. I believe because of that, he has gotten fin rot. Do you know any good antibiotic foods available to treat this? I can't afford a quarantine tank and I don't want to treat the whole entire tank and harm my benefical bacteria.
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Sick Chromis

I've also looked into the Reef Octupus 110 protien skimmer
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:56 AM   #20
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Reef octopus 110 is an in sump protein skimmer. You don't have a sump, do you?


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