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Old 02-28-2005, 07:59 PM   #11
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is a 125 big enough to house them even? i know rays get pretty big, and my friend had a about 4 sharks in a 125 and he said it was too much for the bio load since they were such messy eaters.
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Old 02-28-2005, 08:01 PM   #12
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You have all that in a 125 8O 8O, I thought I was over loaded.....
You have a HUGH bio load in a 125..... What are your nitrates at?
Adding another fish is just going to make matters worse.....
Did you get the test kits yet? Give us some water parameters....
Nitrate, phosphate
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i have not got the tests yet because i am at school right now and my mom is takin care of the tank. i have a 50 gallon refugium as well. i did have problems with nitrates however now have a protien skimmer and it is lowering them. when i was at the lfs this weekend they tested it and said my parameters were just fine.
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Old 02-28-2005, 08:26 PM   #14
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The LFS saying its fine....... we have all heard that.... I would not trust most LFS to tell me what is fine...... Did they give you any numbers??? What is fine to them probably is not fine to most of us.
Buy some test kits, salifert make grat easy to use kits...
A 50 gal fuge is great but does not help with having large species in the 125... They are all messy eaters and leave al lot of waste behind... How big are the sharks? sharks are cool.....
Skimmers is good.... What kind of a clean up crew do you have in that tank. Can't imagine much with a large PP puffer...
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i have some snails but no real scavengers. the banded cat shark is 12-16 inches long and the coral cat shark is 12-14. i do have a test kit at home that i use and everything looks good except for the nitrates that are around 40 and on their way down because they used to be off the charts at one point everything else looks good to me. possibly thinkin of investing in a second skimmer. plus i have 2 fluval 404 filters and a 304 filter working on the tank as well.

i trust the guys at my lfs they are really great help have gotten to know the owner and a couple of guys that work there so they are really good help.
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