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Old 02-13-2011, 11:23 AM   #11
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snowflake stay small... like 2 ft small. zebra will get up to 5 ft. bigger fish bigger bioload (usually)
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:24 AM   #12
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Even with the protein skimmer to reduce it?
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:33 AM   #13
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the protein skimmer couldn't keep up last time. what's different this time?
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:36 AM   #14
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I didn't have the skimmer last time I got it while my fish were dying and waited till the diseases cycled than installed it
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well then, every system is different. you are going to have to evaluate your situation and decide. feeding is a big component in your bio load also.
what skimmer did you get?
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:42 AM   #16
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A remora pro hangon skimmer with a mag drive 3 pump
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:48 AM   #17
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Keep in mind guys I'm 16 years old and this is my favorite thing to so when I first started 6 months ago the local fish store put me in a basic aquarium to soon find out they steered me wrong with a lot of things so any advice is greatly appreciated
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that skimmer is underpowered for your tank tim. just be aware of that while you stock. i always suggest a protein skimmer that is rated for 1.5 to 2 times your tank volume.
yeah, it seems that many LFS's tend to recommend whatever they have in stock.
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Old 02-13-2011, 02:40 PM   #19
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Yea they told me a lot of things during water changes that were wrong that killed a lot of my natural bacteria. Do u suggest any other eels for my system or is the snowflake the right one?
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well, it's the smallest one except for the garden eel. that requires a deep sand bed though.
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