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post #111 of 196 Old 11-03-2009, 07:53 AM Thread Starter
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okay gr8.

but did u checked out protein skimmer, link to get the idea of my protein skimmer.

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post #112 of 196 Old 11-03-2009, 08:09 AM
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I did. I think it should do the job. I see it sits directly in the aquarium and uses the airstone to produce the bubbles for foam fractitioning. Is there an adjustment on the airstone to increase or decrease bubble production?



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post #113 of 196 Old 11-03-2009, 10:01 PM
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That skimmer is certainly smaller than what I'd normally recommend, but if you are sticking with a light fish load and very hardy fish, you should be fine.
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post #114 of 196 Old 11-04-2009, 01:42 AM Thread Starter
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plz answer this one : how do i start the Qt. is thr any link what do i need for a qt apart from tank and saltwater.

I cant afford more than this Protein Skimmer bro...

Mine would be :

Clown (Ocellaris), Chromis, Gobies, Psudochromis, 1 long tentacle anemone,
(and later i will just try to squeeze in a red star fish if u guys allow).

Test results :

Ammonia : 0 ppm
Nitrate : 25 ppm (Water replaced 10 %)
Calcium : 460 ppm
Kh : 9 dkh
Salinity 1.023
Temp : 85 deg farhenheit.
ph : 7.8 (added ph buffer 4 times but ph is not coming up it remains at 7.8.)
This is the italian product which is available here in India http://www.prodacinternational.it/english/index.php
Why the ph buffer is not working even after 4 dosing after every 2 hrs as instructed in the product leaflet)?

How r the results.

I can see lots of green hair type of algae on all my rocks .

UV Streilizer will be future purchase in December.

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post #115 of 196 Old 11-04-2009, 04:15 AM Thread Starter
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wake49 : No, bubble production is standard. it cannot be adjusted.

Aquarium Photo updated with Protein Skimmer. Plz have a look with zoooom.

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post #116 of 196 Old 11-04-2009, 06:20 AM
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This skimmer will be very dependant on the level of the water in the tank. You have to make sure that if you lose water from evaporation that you replace it regularly. It looks like the water in your tank is a little below the line as it is.

As far as pH: Buy a new test kit. Maybe the one you have is faulty. All other results look fine; temp looks a little high. Are you dosing calcium & Alk? What do you use?

As far as the Algae: You need to get more flow directed at your rocks. When they get dirty (detritus and silt settle on the surface), it makes a good place for algae to grow. Also, check your source water, is it high in Phosphate?



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post #117 of 196 Old 11-04-2009, 08:37 AM Thread Starter
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No More Zeolite & Ceramic in Top Filter.

i have 2 ph test kits both are giving same results.

Okay for rocks water flow. i would do that.

What abt QT how do i start that ? I have an internal filter in the cupboard (should i wash it and start using it), the last one pasfur knows about it.

How to chk Phosphate wihtout buying any kit?

BTW I am removing the zeolite stones and ceramic rings from the top filter, leaving just the white sponge foam from tonight.(As Pasfur prescribed earlier).

They might increase phosphate which might lead to a lot of hair algae.


Or i will remove the top filter itself (Plz help) which creates a lot of problem to open the top cover and accidently twice switched on the power which made all my electrical outlets wet at the back of my tank.

Still to learn a lot......

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post #118 of 196 Old 11-04-2009, 11:31 AM
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Actually, the Live Rock, Live Sand and Protein Skimmer are suffecient filtration for a 29 gallon tank. The HOT filter you are using most likely will just trap detritus and that eventually breaks down into Nitates and Phosphates. This is one of the causes of nuisance algaes as they feed on these nutrients. You will also have a hard time maintaing proper Alk and Calcium, as these nutrients intefere with the buffer system.

The only way I know how to test for Phosphates is with a test kit. I had a hard time finding a Phosphate test kit on the shelf here in CT, I can imagine how hard it will be in India... What is your source water? Is it Well-water, or city processed tap?



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post #119 of 196 Old 11-05-2009, 12:59 AM Thread Starter
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What abt QT how do i start that ? I have an internal filter in the cupboard (should i wash it and start using it), the last one pasfur knows about it. Okay send me a link.

I use Kent RO/DI Water Purifier(for our drinking purpose) and for the tank too. But their is always a fight in my house regarding drinking water shortage. They shout on me and tell me to use tap water.

BTW I have removed the zeolite stones and ceramic rings from the top filter, leaving just the white sponge foam from last night.

Should i remove this also, as recommended by you guys.
Okay i will remove the top filter from tonight.


Lets search for phosphate test kit.

Mine would be :

Clown (Ocellaris), Chromis, Gobies, Psudochromis, 1 long tentacle anemone,
(and later i will just try to squeeze in a red star fish if u guys allow).
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post #120 of 196 Old 11-05-2009, 05:15 AM Thread Starter
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Bought a book :
Saltwater Aquarium Setup & Care

(Paperback - Dec 2005)
by
David E. Boruchowitz

here is the link :

Flipkart.com: Saltwater Aquarium Setup & Care: David E. Boruchowitz: Books Buy David E Boruchowitz in India
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