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Old 08-16-2011, 01:18 AM   #21
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I'm not exactly sure but I would say that would very nice to have also.
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:26 AM   #22
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Protein skimmer on a 10g? thast the tank size right? If so totally not necessary.
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:41 AM   #23
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Do I need to do anything to the live rock that's in the tanks? Or can I just drop it in?
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:59 AM   #24
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Ohh and also will the surface, agitation from the HOB be a problem??
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You should probably cure the LR. I bought some LR from the store and just dropped it in and regretted not curing it.

Surface agitation is a good thing in saltwater tanks.
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You should make a small refugium to get rid of nitrates because of the fact that you're making a fowlr, it will reduce the number of water changes since you won't really have to replace trace elements.
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Old 08-16-2011, 06:35 AM   #27
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You should make a small refugium to get rid of nitrates because of the fact that you're making a fowlr, it will reduce the number of water changes since you won't really have to replace trace elements.
I've never heard of a 10 gal with a refugium, is that even possible with the limited space?
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I've never heard of a 10 gal with a refugium, is that even possible with the limited space?
Yeah, you can make something small in the back, but some people would think it easier to just change the water lol
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I'm of that group, on a 10g the water changes are easy peazy. Takes about 10min at most.

I don't run a skimmer on my 29g cube and do weekly water changes and the tank is stable. It's also a fish only tank right now. I do have a small fuge built in back but I also overfeed seriously overfeed the tank. I have a mandarin and a scooter in it and they need special feeding. My nitrates are running about 5-10 which is actually a bit high but liveable considering the feeding.
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What can happen if I don't cure the live rock?
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