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I have 230 liter tank,a 90cm sump with a dsb...

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2 Damsels,
1 Tomato clown,
1 coral beauty
and a green chromis,i had 2 but ja the one ended up in the powerhead...

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Couple Hermits and snails...

I have 20kg live rock. I'm a lps lover not sps 2 heavy lighting and with power going up and the fines comming in, I decided not to do sps. I do have 4 T5's. Flow, can one have 2 mutch flow and can it be bad, if to littel what can be the worst that can hapen. Can some one tell me more about the coral beauty, its behavior and health... What fish can i stll add to my tank?

I'm looking for a TS1 skimmer, anyone know where i can get and how much, even 2nd hand... :yeahdude:

Will post some pics later...

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Jacques
 

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Hello All Spark! Been a while! Glad that you found some time to post info about your tank. Please post some pictures as well?

I too have a coral beauty angel - it is supposed to like picking at macro algae in the tank. BUT, I think that mine also eats little pods and worms.

They say generally you should be able to keep multiple pygmy angels together. BUT - only problem with your tank, is that you might not have enough micro critters in your tank to sustain two pygmy angels (I have both a bicolor angel as well as a coral beauty)..... I have a 2 metre tank with a DSB in-tank (where my pods/worms live and over-populate ;-) as well as a combination of +-80kg's of live rock and bio-rock in my tank - supplying more than enough food for the fish)....

I would say that you could perhaps add some blennie's or goby's to your tank still - they are AWESOME fish!

BTW: what skimmer do you have at the moment, that you are looking for a ReefTek TS1? Perhaps you can create a new thread in the "Wanted" section of MASA?
 
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i have to agree about the blennies, really really cool fellas those, mine do fantastic work and just appear from the reef. I just love em:)
 
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thanx jacques,ja im always on the site but at jason,i do not have a skimmer i do 50liter water change every week.and mt levels is perfect.But what about flow im very intrestit in my flow and sikel more than about a skimmer at this time.
 
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And,i want 2 no is there like beter skimmers on the market thats cheaper.Is the TS1 just very good.
And Anthias are they nice fish coz man you get a paar in beautiful coulars.
ANd im looking on geting more L/R later in a couple of months.
ME and jason will be posting pics 2 nite.
 
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Its All Sparks tank, i just posted the pics for him... The LR we got from a guy shutting down...

The DSB is about -+17cm but as you can see the current made it -+20 on the one side and -+13 on the oher... Jacques will sort it out tomorrow...;)
 
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Jason, looking good.

Please take your seastar out of the sump and put him in the display, he going to starve down there unless you can target feed him regularly.

PS: If or should I say when U take him out don't expose him to air, will hurt him :(
 
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Warr7207, its not my tank its All Sparks... I just posted the pics... will let him know or hope he reads this now...;)
 
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Hehehehe... ok he just moved t over... Stick pyramid you say...;)
 

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Hi All Spark - your tank is starting to look really AWESOME! Good start man! Keep it up.

OK to answer your water flow question.
Water flow is important for the following reasons:
1) to rid the tank of detritus
2) to "clean" corals of the mucus that they excrete
3) to make the tank environment as "natural as possible" (if this is at all possible)
4) to aid in filtration

Now- that said - water flow in the tank does not HAVE to be extremely huge. Some people believe in having as much as possible. Nothing wrong with this. BUT it is not a MUST, in my opinion, unless you keep SPS and require ZERO nutrients, such high flow is not necessary.

Also - LPS does not appreciate such high either. Some softies can cope and flourish with such high flow, but others don't like it at all.

I think you can have an average of +-30 to 50 times water turn-over, you have a very decent starting point. The BIG secret here, is that you have as MUCH DISPERSED water flow as possible, as well as MUCH turbulence as possible!
 

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