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Old 01-30-2008, 10:35 PM   #21
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im thinking about going fishless for ahwile but the pellets would be good for the crabs as well as feeding the good bacteria, would this be a wise choice?
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Old 01-31-2008, 08:23 AM   #22
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You could do that but you would still only use 4-10 pellets 1-2 times a week for the crabs as they are adding (Not much) to your bioload .If you over feed you will likely have another cycle or algea out break while your bio bacteria try to catch up.
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amazing how hard it can be to keep everything in balance...not a dull moment. I want to add a small(3 gallon) rubbermaid refuge so i can get copeopods into the picture. Will hermits eat these?
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amazing how hard it can be to keep everything in balance...not a dull moment. I want to add a small(3 gallon) rubbermaid refuge so i can get copeopods into the picture. Will hermits eat these?
Nope they eat algea (sometimes) and scavange for leftovers other than that the pods are safe and will respond to the ammounts of food available for them they will seemingly come and go in cycles but will still not benough for most fish that require pods to eat and survive if that is the motive for the fuge if it is for nutrient export have at it
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:59 PM   #25
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I want to try, I have seen some awesome refugiums but can i recreate something that diverse in 3 gallons of water?

How does a 3"-4" DSB sound? Adding a few 1/2 lb pieces of base rock(can they be seeded without touching live rock?) Then getting a small clip on lamp to keep some macros? Where do they sell lighting this small?
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There are places that make those lights to fit just be sure to take good measurements .. I sent you a pm in reguards to that ...
Yes the bacteria will fall to the sand bed ... But 3"-4" sand bed is a bit to deep for a nano and if disturbed can reek havoc on your tank ...
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If a DSB is disturbed how can it "reek havoc" on the tank? I have 3"+ in my main tank
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It lets the nitrogens ,nitrAtes, ammonia , and NitrItes and other matters get stirred up thus needing to recolonize , I cant remember the particulars but remember this was something that was discussed on a couple other boards that they are difficult if disturbed in nanos ... and are therefore not recommended in one
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oops, so would it be a good idea to try to remove some sand until I can switch to a larger system? Is a 29 large enough for a a dsb?
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Not in my opinion . You could siphion it off with water changes and save it for a diffrent system, it would not remain cycled and would need reseeded
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