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Old 03-19-2009, 12:28 AM   #191
 
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Yes a scrubber will reduce nitrate.

Yes you need to remove all foam/floss. You want particles floating around; it feeds the corals and small fishes.
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Old 03-19-2009, 01:07 AM   #192
 
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Question:

Anyone know where to buy marine self-priming pumps? Several people are trying to build the top-of-nano scrubber I posted, but in order to put the pump in the scrubber (and thus not in the display), the pump needs to be able to pull water up and out of the display. So far, the only thing found is the Eclipse nano hoods with small pumps built in, and a few other HOB filters with small self-priming pumps built in. But these are built-in and molded to the other parts. What is really needed is a self-contained pump that is separate from the other parts, and which of course is aquarium safe, and in the 70 to 150 gph range (266 to 570 lph).
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Old 03-19-2009, 01:21 PM   #193
 
what about fountin pumps?they prob dont have enough power but i am gunna try one i dont know the gph but i had it and i will see if it works.
yesterday i took my 500's sponge out it was cloudy in the tank for the day now it is clearing up well!and my nitrates are down to 25 ppm!!
i am worried to take the sponges out of my fluval because most of the rock work in my tank is not" live rock" but im shure i have the right pounds of rock for a 55 gal, the rock has been in the tank for a long time tho...
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Old 03-19-2009, 01:25 PM   #194
 
sm will you read my posts and let me know on the sand issue please?and if you see any thing im doing wrong or things i could improve let me know .
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Old 03-19-2009, 04:44 PM   #195
 
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Remove all foam/floss.

What sand?
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:33 PM   #196
 
PASFER told me to put more sand in my 55 because i had the exact wrong amount of sand at 1.5 inches i have 40 lbs of sand in my 55 now ,i have a seprate 20 long under the 55 with 20 lbs in it should i take that sand and put it in my 55 i have explained this on my thread under filtration on "too much filtration"
i m worried if i remove all the floss at once it will be bad i m not shure about the rocks in the tank being able to filter scince the rocks are not all live rock?
please read my thread sm it is explained there
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:52 PM   #197
 
i got pics! but the up loader keeps saing that it cant upload because it is not a jpeg image, but it is a jpeg image
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Old 03-20-2009, 01:02 PM   #198
 
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Floss does not do any filtering, at all. It only traps food, causing it to rot. Further, it does not allow the food to get to the corals and small fishes where it could be eaten You want food particles floating in the water at all times. Yes, it will look like a little sand storm blowing around, just like a real reef.
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Old 03-21-2009, 03:38 PM   #199
 
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Update: Nutrients vs. Nutrition

It's important to understand the difference between these two words. "Nutrients" generally means Inorganic Nitrate and Inorganic Phosphate, which are the things that you measure with your test kits, and which are also the things that nuisance algae feed on. "Nutrition", however, generally means food for corals and fish. Natural reefs in the ocean are high in "nutrition" (lots of food particles floating around), but low in "nutrients" (nitrate and phosphate). Aquariums that have skimmers, or other mechanical filters like foam or floss, are low in nutrition because the food is filtered out, but they are high in nutrients because the Inorganic Nitrate and Inorganic Phosphate is not filtered. Aquariums that have only scrubbers are high in nutrition but low in nutrients. Aquariums with both skimmers and scrubbers are low in both nutrition and nutrients.
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Old 03-22-2009, 06:39 PM   #200
 
hey sm i got a fountin / pond pump and i m messing with it in a bucket to get the best flow wright over my screen that is 7 inch x 8 inch it seems to have enough power to get a sheet of water coming off the bottom of the screen i am having trouble with the 1/8 inch slot in the main tube i am useing 1/2 inch pvc but each screen is about 1/16 and it is a tight fit for two to go in the slot
but i am worried that the pump is not salt water safe it does not say it just says to only use water with the pump i guess so you dont use it for pumping flamiable liquids?
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