Help needed with filtration

Discussion in 'Chemical Filtration / Low Nutrient Systems - LNS' started by gigman333, 14 Aug 2007.

  1. gigman333

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    hi all
    please see attached pics and let me know if any of these filter media
    would have anerobic bacteria or do they all eventully become nitrate factories
    i have seen a few lfs using them only and they say thats all they use.
    i do have 100 kgs of live rock in my 5 foot tank i'm also going to add caullepra in my last channel

    all help will be appriciated
     
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    sorry will reload pics
     
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    I am using looley tubes in my system, the little balls looks like Eheim's substrate
     
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    thanks phsycho
    does that have anerobic bacreria
     
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    dude with amount of LR i wouldn't worry about adding anything, maybe a dsb??

    rather get cheato instead of calupra its far more efficient at remove motions nutrients and doesn't have the chance of going A sexual
     
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    Gig,

    I agree with my phat-friend, go DSB and add some cheato. You have a good amount of LR in your tank so i wouldn't add bio balls or sipralex(??) to the sump.

    Where are you located Gig?
     
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    thanks copperband
    located near fourways
     
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    Ok I'm in Randpark Ridge, I'll give you some cheato next time I'm back in JHB.
     
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    thanks phat
    where can i get cheato from
     
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    thank you very kind
     
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    LFS can get away with using these types of media because they do not plan to hold stock for too long. And fish can tolerate higher levels of Nitrate.
     
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    Tank looks very nice,

    CB, when are you back in JHB ?
     
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    all went well today tookout all my filltration changed sump around an made my deep sand bed very fine crushed coral plus abit of play sand and 30kgs of aragonite sugar fine 15 cm all in and i caught my koran angel
     
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    Sunday Wessel, why?
     
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    gig, what filtration did you have in your sump?? its a bit late now cause if you removed alot you could be heading for trouble
     
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    Just asking, I still need to sort you out for the carbon
     
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    thanks phat its a new tank 2 weeks old moved over from my 4 foot my old sump cracked thats why i bought new tank stand and sump so when i moved over i put in bio balls and noodles to help out if there was going to be a amonia spike
    must say corals look healthier in bigger water volume
     
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    I think you made the right choice. No need for any of those funny plastic/ceramic things if you have enough live rock, DSB and chaeto, in my opinion.
     
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