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Old 10-29-2004, 11:10 AM   #11
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If it's one of the smaller prizm models I would definately agree. For the most part they do not do much in the way of removing DOC adequately. Until you can upgrade the skimmer I would step up the water changes a bit and be sure the surface water is well aggitated to keep the scum from building up.

For a 30 gal tank either a CPR BakBak or Aqua C skimmer would do well.

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Would I not need the Fluval 202 I have if I got the Cyclone Bak Pak II Bio Filter?
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For the most part your rock and substrate will handle filtration depending on eventual bioload. The fluval will not be needed as a main filtration source and mechanical filtration in SW is not really desirable. It can still be utilized for water flow and if using carbon or resin products.

The BakPak is not a cyclone skimmer and will not perform the same in terms of filtration. The skimmer is moreso a means of chemical filtration and export whereas the canister is mechanical and simpley traps particles, it does not remove them.

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Will the BakPak help with toxins as does the carbon in the Fluval? Would it even be nessesary to have carbon? I hope to have at the most my Flame Angel and a LemonPeel Angle. I've not had much success with Angels especially coral beautys and Ebiles. This flame seems to be a trooper dispit the elments he is going through. Not sure of how durable the lemonpeel angel is.
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Will the BakPak help with toxins as does the carbon in the Fluval?
In that regard the carbon would work faster but both will remove toxins/pollutants. Carbon however will not remove organics.

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Would it even be nessesary to have carbon? I hope to have at the most my Flame Angel and a LemonPeel Angle. I've not had much success with Angels especially coral beautys and Ebiles. This flame seems to be a trooper dispit the elments he is going through. Not sure of how durable the lemonpeel angel is.
It would not be imperitive but if you ever have corals I would recommend carbon use at least weekly. With just FO or FOWLR it would still be beneficial once in a while but not really necessary. As far as your luck with angels, I would not suggest two in a 40 gal tank. One would be fine but a 75 gal w/LR would be required for two.

There really isn't enough room for two dwarfs to comfortabley establish territories in a 40 gal.

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