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post #31 of 36 Old 10-22-2010, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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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.
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post #32 of 36 Old 10-23-2010, 05:16 AM
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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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post #33 of 36 Old 10-28-2010, 07:14 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #34 of 36 Old 10-28-2010, 07:18 AM
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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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post #36 of 36 Old 11-05-2010, 08:05 AM Thread Starter
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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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