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Old 02-10-2004, 03:08 AM   #1
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fish only with live rock?

I have a fish only with live rock with a wet/dry filter should i take all the bioballs out of the sump it is cycling now somehow i cycled my tank like 6 months ago but it started to cycle again i think from over feeding so i have my fish in my q2 and i added 30 pounds of live rock to the tank it is a 60g what should i do with the bio balls thanks Jester
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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Jester,

Where did you get the new LR from? Was it cured when you got it? Did you add it before the tank started cycling again? If not, that's what probably started the new cycle.

If this is going to remain a FOWLR tank you can keep the bio-balls. The nitrates will remain on the high side but that's ok.

If you think you want to go reef some day (and you probably will), now would be a good time to remove the bio-balls as the tank is cycling, and the fish are in QT
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Although I agree with the above post, I think your best bet would be to up the total LR in the tank to at least 90lbs...or more if you want. Then ditch the bioballs. That way, you'll have plenty of LR to handle the biofiltration. JMHO.
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no i added the live rock after it started cycling again I dont think i can fit 60 more pounds in my tank the middle of the tank come out cause there is a overflow there its big thanks for mow i will leave the bio balls in there
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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