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  1. louw

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    hey guys need advice
    60l tank
    hangonfilter with ac and filterfloss
    hangonfilter with lr only
    4 powerheads=2000lph flow
    6kg lr in tank
    been running for +-6wks
    want to fit a external cannister with a dsb to the tank.is there gonna be problems while the dsb matures?got a clown in the tank a week ago so dont wanna send him to heaven yet.amonia spikes?
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i would personally ditch the canister idea.there might be too much of flow through the canister.if possible (should there be no sump) create a DSB in your actual display,anything more than 7cm deep would allow pods to populate.

    as for the filter floss,please make sure that it is washed out every day or second day as it can/may cause nitrate spikes.
    why not add on a hangon Redsea prizm skimmer,works like a bomb!
    please post a pic of this tank.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    another option would be to get rid of the hangon filter containg LR and rather place the LR in a canister filter (done this on an old setup).
    with the space that the hangon filter was occupying,the hangon skimmer can fit there
     
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    louw Thread Starter

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    sorry for late reply.thanks mekaeel.
     
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    scrapd that idea.tank only gonna run for 3wks anyway.busy with my 250l tank with sump.
     
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    anyone got lr they wanna sell in cpt for reasonable price?looking for 10kgs
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    thank god,it isnt the best of tanks for corals, even marines as a whole.the tanks are more for FW use IMO
     
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    Aquality,wicked rock he got!!!
     
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    Just out of curiosity, don't those 4 2000lph pumps cause havoc in such a small tank?
     
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    nope,if the pumps are positioned correctly,they will create a nice turbulent flow.
     
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