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  1. #21

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    Not FW set up with a sump is complete without one of these, thanks for the kind words - Cliff   Happy New Year - ScottishFish   

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    Ah I see. I have diatoms because I added the sump with 70 gallons of de-chlor tap water. I'll pop down the LFS tomorrow and see what they have to help.

    You've been most helpful Cliff, thanks.
    1) 140 gallon with 70 gallon sump. 1 German Rams, 50 neons , 16 Schwarzi cory, 10 harlequin rasbora, 6 Hengals Rasbora, 2 Bulldog Plecs, 4x dwarf Gouramis, 12 golden barbs, 12 cherry barbs,8 Yellow Boesemani Rainbows and loads of assasin snails. Sump has central heating pump. water flows through a 4 layer foam and 1- 2kg of bio, also has a 18"x 18" algae scrubber that works well. fluval U2 to transfer to my QT when needed


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    I've got an algae scrubber up and working Keeps the diatoms and tank algae at bay as well as the nitrates. all I have is a 9w cfl lamp on over night. I get a golfball sized ball of algae per week to remove. I know it might not be needed but hey it gave me something to do.
    1) 140 gallon with 70 gallon sump. 1 German Rams, 50 neons , 16 Schwarzi cory, 10 harlequin rasbora, 6 Hengals Rasbora, 2 Bulldog Plecs, 4x dwarf Gouramis, 12 golden barbs, 12 cherry barbs,8 Yellow Boesemani Rainbows and loads of assasin snails. Sump has central heating pump. water flows through a 4 layer foam and 1- 2kg of bio, also has a 18"x 18" algae scrubber that works well. fluval U2 to transfer to my QT when needed


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    I would love to see some pics

    And the algae scrubber will have no impact on diatoms. The diatoms are likely starting to use up the silicates in the tank and dieing off naturally
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    Here are some pics, I have set it up in the final return chamber, this means there is no requirement for another pump. The sump works well too and is a haven for the 2 bulldog babies

    I take your point over the diatoms Cliff
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    1) 140 gallon with 70 gallon sump. 1 German Rams, 50 neons , 16 Schwarzi cory, 10 harlequin rasbora, 6 Hengals Rasbora, 2 Bulldog Plecs, 4x dwarf Gouramis, 12 golden barbs, 12 cherry barbs,8 Yellow Boesemani Rainbows and loads of assasin snails. Sump has central heating pump. water flows through a 4 layer foam and 1- 2kg of bio, also has a 18"x 18" algae scrubber that works well. fluval U2 to transfer to my QT when needed


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    Glad to hear everything worked out well

    How much of a difference have you noticed in your nitrate and/or phosphate levels yet ?
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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  6. #26

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    My nitrates do stay lower and had a marked decrease in the first 2 weeks. I dont have anything to test the phosphates
    1) 140 gallon with 70 gallon sump. 1 German Rams, 50 neons , 16 Schwarzi cory, 10 harlequin rasbora, 6 Hengals Rasbora, 2 Bulldog Plecs, 4x dwarf Gouramis, 12 golden barbs, 12 cherry barbs,8 Yellow Boesemani Rainbows and loads of assasin snails. Sump has central heating pump. water flows through a 4 layer foam and 1- 2kg of bio, also has a 18"x 18" algae scrubber that works well. fluval U2 to transfer to my QT when needed


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