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Old 11-26-2008, 05:27 PM   #11
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I do not have a skimmer, I have considered putting a H O T type being I have no sump. I have used a Skilter brand years and years ago on a 29 and seemed to work well back then. I do weekly 15% PWC religiously and will siphon out any detritus I see. I have been able to keep nitrates at 10ppm with the PWC. I have mixed feelings about protiem skimmers, from what I have read they remove good minerals as well as disolved protiens. I might have to read a bit more about this.
I will back down to 10 % PWC after I am convinced my crush coral to sand bottom conversion is long gone and tank is very well established with some algae growing.

37 gal FOLR for my daughter ( she is 6 yr old)
3 gal Pico mini reef.( for me)
24 gal Aquapod (wife's) reef, now cycled and currently emptying my wallet.
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Old 12-04-2008, 04:28 PM   #12
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Adding a question:

I had about 12 snails and two hermits all of which died except for one mexican snail, which lives and moves about quite well. The hermits got pretty huge while in my tank but died within three weeks of each other. Does this sound like starvation? They had gotten huge while I was using Mysis to feed my tank...then I stopped and started using the flakes again (my fridge broke down and the Mysis all melted) Within two weeks of that, the first hermit died.
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12 lbs LR
Percula Clown, Firefish, Watchman Goby (all thriving)
water chemical parameters all w/i range


...No seriously, I don't know what I'm doing.
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