Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by ScubaBrett22, Apr 8, 2010.
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So i should remove the bioballs all of them? what should i put in there place?
If it were a 29 gallon, the CPR SR3 takes up the entire middle chamber.
If it were a 14 gallon, I would scrape the black paint off the back of the middle chamber, add a small refuge light using two sided velcro, put some chaeto in (I know one website sales refugium chambers that contains the chaeto so it does not travel into the main tank. I would also purchase the biocube protein skimmer and place in there.
**IMO I would remove the bioballs, unless you are very good about cleaning them on a regular basis (I would at each WC or every other), then remove them, they are nitrate traps when left alone.
Would this be a good skimmer Red Sea Prizm Deluxe Hang-On Skimmer - Protein Skimmers - Protein Skimmers- Hang On at BigalsOnline
NVM i read what one guy posted and now i deff don't want this skimmer.
I just did a retest of the Nitrates and some other things and here is what i found!
Nitrate (NO-3) = 80 ppm (mg/L)
pH = 8.0
PPT Salinity = 27
Specific Gravity = 1.020
Ammonia = 0ppm (mg/L)
still need to do a water change just i wanted to update everyone!
Definitely looking better!
Add an extra cup of salt in your next mix to get that salinity up some more, you are right on the edge of not good . Otherwise things are looking better.
good, yea make sure your new water your adding is 1.026-1.027 so it brings your whole tank's water volume to around 1.024-1.025.. just dont want to raise it to much in one shot.
if you do a 50% WC now, tomorrow your nitrates should be around 40ppm.. and follow up with at least 1 more if not 2 during next week to get those below 20ppm. everything will be happier in the tank. small price to pay for not doing any WC in 11 months..
True my dad has his guy coming with the skimmer and he is doing the water change for me i am ounce again busy *sigh*
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