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Old 10-02-2009, 11:53 PM   #1
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Quick question.

Would a 10G PWC every other week be sufficent to keep things stable in a 75G FOWLR? I don't really have room for a mixing trash can so I'm trying to use two 5G buckets..
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Should be fine. Have you looked at water softener barrels/containers? They are usually slimmer than trash cans...not sure if that's an option.
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Any idea where I can find them used maybe?
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just get one of the storage bins they sell at walmart. even the small ones hold 20 gal. That is what I use. 20 gal every other week is MORE than enough and you ony need it to sit overnight. If you use oceanic salt mix you only need a couple of hours. that is something people miss. Reef Crystals are great but take forever to disolve.
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Old 10-04-2009, 04:02 AM   #5
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yep, ten gallons every other week should be fine
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Would a 30g trash can be overkill? (every other week)
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Should be fine. I just use a 10g tank and stuffed a filter and heater on it. Mixes salt and acts as an emergency QT if needed. I'm sure you have the room for a 10g under your stand if the sump isn't 4ft long.
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Should be fine. I just use a 10g tank and stuffed a filter and heater on it. Mixes salt and acts as an emergency QT if needed. I'm sure you have the room for a 10g under your stand if the sump isn't 4ft long.
heh the sump takes up most of the space, and an ATO res. takes up what's left. I wanted to get rid of my cichlids (that are apparently not firemouths) and use that take for SW mixing, but nobody wants them D;.
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yah know, i would use the 30 gallon container, because you neverr know when an emergency might crop up. it'd be handy to have some...on hand
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