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Old 06-07-2009, 07:16 PM   #11
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My water quality is fine, although I haven't checked it today. It has been ammonia 0, nitrites 0, nitrates 0 since setup with only one very slight rise in ammonia once, lasting 12 hours!! I am amazed how well the live rock has cycled the tank, but I am concerned that the buffering capacity will not be up to scratch and that the trace elements might need replacing within the filter. It has had cuc in for about 5 weeks and one fish for about 4 so I'm thinking it is due for a change. I set the tank up on April 25th btw. I was going to wait for a rise in nitrates as you said, but they are at 0 and it is for other reasons that I'm doing the maintenance. Any suggestions on how to get the bubble tube out? My husband just suggested trying a jar opener (round, flat rubber thing to hold the lid of a jam jar) to improve grip but I'm not convinced it will work and I don't know where to get one anyway. I think there might be a few particles of sand trapping it because my lfs sold me some amphipods/copepods and some sand got in the bag with them. Reef One assured me a small amount would be okay but obviously it isn't. When we first put the tube and filter together I do recall it being difficult to untwist so it could be nothing to do with sand. I am really worried it is stuck permanently

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Old 01-30-2011, 11:31 AM   #12
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I have a biorb 105 which I think is a fantastic tank and looks great on its matching stand.

I have found baby fish get sucked into the filter though anyone else had this issue?

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