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Old 10-22-2010, 04:33 PM   #31
 
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They looked like they were having a very difficult time swimming against the current. I linked to the thread I started asking whether I have too much flow. http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/s...ch-flow-54029/
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Old 10-23-2010, 05:16 AM   #32
 
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I run a permanent biological filter in my quarantine. Given that you have no live rock in the Q tank, you need a biofilter to break down the ammonia and nitrite. Am I missing something? I would add a sponge filter into the hang on, or a bag of biomedia.
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:14 AM   #33
 
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Thanks, Mark. By "sponge filter", do you mean a piece of sponge? What type/brand of biomedia would everyone recommend if I went that route?

If my two chromis last another week in the display tank then I am going to buy some more fish. I'd like to be able to use the quarantine setup this time without it killing the fish.
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:18 AM   #34
 
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i have read grate things about chemi-pure elite... most hobbyist running nano tanks use this and claim its amazing...

as for sponge yeah a piece of sponge is fine (read the package a lot of them are not aquarium safe) what i like to use is a piece of filter pad or batting cut to the size i need and i seed it in the DT for use in the QT when needed... along with some carbon...
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:29 PM   #35
 
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I like a classic sponge filter like you see used in freshwater fry tanks. Just a simple air driven uplift tube coming from a sponge filter.

Air driven:
Hydro Sponge Filters | Sponge Aquarium Filters | Filters | Aquarium - ThatPetPlace.com
Dual-Action Foam Filter - Square - Up to 35 Gallon | Sponge Aquarium Filters | Filters | Aquarium - ThatPetPlace.com
Power head driven:
Filter Max III Sponge Pre-Filters | Sponge Aquarium Filters | Filters | Aquarium - ThatPetPlace.com
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:05 AM   #36
 
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Thanks, guys. The Chemi Pure Elite says it reduces phosphates as well. This sounds like something I might like to add to the display tank.

Would the sponge prefilter you suggested go right over the intake tube of the quarantine tank's HOB filter, Mark?




Wouldn't I lose all of the beneficial bacteria when I rinse it off periodically to clean off the gunk?

If our chromis is still doing fine by next weekend then it's time to get fish!
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