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Old 06-08-2006, 07:45 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by scenicad
that I wouldn't need as much flow as if I were going to have corals and such.
Regardless of whether you have corals, FOWLR tanks will benefit from having at least 10x per hour turnover also. LR will perform it's filtration processes more efficiently when provided w/ "good" flow. Having higher flow allows water to be pushed through the LR some what rather than around it. As mentioned it also helps drive off CO2, keeping the PH higher and more stable.
nitrates 0
Ca 350-400
ALk 3
pH 8.0-8.1
phosphates .1
Your numbers look good.

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Old 06-09-2006, 07:39 PM   #12
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I think instead of lighting being my next upgrade, it'll definately be my PHs.
I just got a cheap desk fan and am suprised how well it worked to keep the temp down. It cooled the tank rather quickly.

I just got a new batch of snails, various kinds, so hopefully they will help me with the algae and manage to stay alive.
Between keeping the temp down, adding some liquid Ca., and keeping the nitrates at 0 (they had been between 10-20 for a long time) I'm hoping I'll have better luck with this crew.

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