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imblindio imblindio
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  • Posted on: 12/8/2006 10:06
Re: What is Live Rock? #31
what's the best ratio for LR to water volume? Don't want to buy more than i have to at approx £11-12 per kilo!


imblindio imblindio
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  • Posted on: 11/8/2006 11:33
Re: Buying a heater #32
as i will be starting from scratch i've been told it helps to have warm water to mix the salt and help it dissolve. i was just gonna fill the tank, bung a heater in and then mix the salt the next day or something


imblindio imblindio
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  • Posted on: 10/8/2006 20:15
Re: Buying a heater #33
even in winter? our front room can get pretty nippy through the day when we are all out!


imblindio imblindio
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  • Posted on: 10/8/2006 11:52
Re: Buying a heater #34
having 2 with one set at the min temperature in case of failure sounds pretty sensible - thanks flameangel. i'll be getting some powerheads so the flow around it shouldn't be a problem, although i may even look into the wave options


imblindio imblindio
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  • Posted on: 9/8/2006 12:10
Buying a heater #35
hello. any recommendations for buying a heater, such as make, power, 1 vs 2 etc? I have a 309L 68G corner tank.

Thanks


imblindio imblindio
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  • Posted on: 9/8/2006 12:01
Re: tank drilling #36
just for another voice on this...i'm in a similar situation. i bought a new tank before i had decided whether to go marine or do a discus/cichlid setup. Upon reading about marines i then discovered the option of a sump etc, and by then it was too late. There is no way i'm gonna drill it myself or take it to an lfs.

I don't see it as much of a problem though, as i've got a hang-on skimmer and will be using live rock and the tank's built in filter in the hood for filtration. Should be ample.

I know the sump increases livestock capacity but for a 6' tank i'm guessing you won't be too short of that anyway...


imblindio imblindio
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  • Posted on: 6/8/2006 8:28
Re: More Skimmer Advice Needed #37
thanks! - I might just see what the ol' LFS has to say about it, although i'm sure he won't just try and sell me the more expensive unit...


imblindio imblindio
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  • Posted on: 5/8/2006 16:41
More Skimmer Advice Needed #38
Hi - i'm gonna buy a V2 skimmer for a 400L tank (my tank is 309L). However, my question is will it be worth paying the extra £20 to get a 600L skimmer. If doing so will improve the water quality, £20 is nothing compared to the value of the livestock etc. it will protect. Or will it just be a total waste of £20 as a 400L will be more than sufficient?

Thanks in advance!


imblindio imblindio
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  • Posted on: 1/8/2006 11:31
Re: skimmer buying advice needed #39
mine is 309L - I assume i will need one as i will want to have as much livestock as possible. Will obviously have powerheads and LR as well...


imblindio imblindio
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  • Posted on: 31/7/2006 11:24
Re: skimmer buying advice needed #40
i didn't fancy a hang-on as I have a new tank with the filtration in the hood - didn't really want to go around cutting things up.

however, spoke to my LFS on sunday and they said it doesn't have to hang on the tank itself, as long as it's above so that the gravity feed return works. Might go for that option with a small cabinet or shelf above the tank...



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