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  1. #31

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    0 Not allowed!
    If I am not mistaken, Fenix uses the rio on his 10g.
    40g SW

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    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by coachfraley
    I am also a little skeptical about the bagged live sand. I don't quite understand how those companies can claim that the beneficial bacteria is still viable after sitting in a bag that long (I always felt the same way about eco-complete for planted tanks). I can attest to the fact that the bagged live sand does not create a noticeable ammonia spike in tanks, but I do not know how much beneficial bacteria is present in the tank after the sand is added. I also know for sure that the baged live sand is a POPULAR product, and it is used by a lot of reefers (many of whom swear by it) so I felt inclined to include it in my post.

    I don't know how common this is, but there are a couple of LFSs' in my area that keep live sand in a curing tank (just like live rock), and they just scoop it out when you want some. That was what I was referring to when I mentioned "live sand from your LFS".

    You are definitely right that I should have explained that section of my post better, would you like to suggest a correction??? Maybe with a few edits, we can get this thing stickied (if that is a word) lol.

    Thanks Zack

    This rocks and it a great way to get live plants. I take a little bag with me and take some of the water from the tank to see what the conditions are like, (test it when i get home) Cuz im pretty new to live decor and it helps alot to see the plants are doing well in a tank before i get home, id think the same goes for live rock

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    0 Not allowed!
    ive had 3 RIO's, and i dont know why but all die on me, i get it running awesome, skimming and water pumping through, and in the morning theres no water in the skimmer and its running dry, with a burnt out motor

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    0 Not allowed!
    Sounds like you're losing syphon somehow. I've never used one....nor any of the others I mentioned personally. I have spoken to people that have used both the rio nano and the skilter. I have only really heard complaints about the skilter (though I can't comment on what the complaint on it was, as it was a long time ago). I hadn't heard any complaints on the rio except that it could be more efficient.

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    0 Not allowed!
    ive never had a rio run for me more than 3 days (how long my first one lasted), but one of the reef stores here had a 10g show tank with a RIO and it barely pumps water and doesnt skim anything anymore, i personally just think that this is a sign that HOB's and skimmers shouldnt mix

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