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Old 12-08-2006, 07:31 PM   #11
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You bet. I purchased a second HOB nano filter from Red Sea for my pico just to put a few small chunks of LR rubble in it. It all makes a difference.
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squawkbert is probably referring to that item, since it had a lot of surface area for bacteria to propigate. This is a cheaper solution than the LR or base rock. It is a good idea, I would like to know if squak has nitrAtes build often or not. I imagine as long as you rinse it in old SW, you should be good to go. Please correct me if I am assuming the wrong thing.
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Why rinse in old SW and not FW or tap?
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Rinsing in FW tap will destroy the good bacteria. Using the old SW will allow you clean off the detritus and reserve the bacteria.
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I also agree to wash off the LR in salt water.
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I agree, use the old SW so the FW rinse doesn't kill off the nitrifying bacteria.
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