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Old 06-05-2005, 09:06 PM   #1
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bak-pak cpr skimmer ??

i was just wondering i have the cpr bak pak with the blue media in it i was just wondering if lr. would be better in there instead of that blue media?
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Either would work...
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is this a FO, FOWLR or full reef? If its a reef, you should remove the bio-bale as it will become a nitrate factory which could affect coral growth.
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If you want inverts do you need nitrates low? ref the bio bale?
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Old 06-06-2005, 02:05 PM   #5
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Replacing with Carbon

Do you think you could cut out the middle and replace it with carbon, would this help hurt the skimmers filtration?
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carbon will interfere with the skimmer return, possibly causing it to overflow.
The bio-bale is just a wad of shredded plastic strips.

Nitrates will cause problems for coral growth by interfereing with calcium intake...phosphates also do this except it replaces the calcium, creating weak points in stony corals.
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Ok, so will nitrate levels that are safe for fish be safe for inverts?
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im going to go reef later on once ive had it set up i have 29 gal tank 40 pounds keys rock and have a coral life 130 watt pc light
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sorry once my tank is more established i should say instead of set up lol sorry
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Fish tolerate much higher nitrate levels than inverts.

Zach...that's what I did. Started as FOWLR, but with low reef lighting. Then added my refugium, upgraded the skimmer, and started adding corals. I'm about ready to add a BTA...probably later this week when the LFS gets one.
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