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smurray 12/30/2006 09:46 PM

RDSB an nano?
Hey guys... Wondering if a RDSB is a bit overkill for my 10g.

Current set-up:
-about 13lbs LR
-2 660's on each side
-96wat CoraLife PC quad-bulb light
-mod'd AC70 fuge (I've got an AC50 propeller and pump, lamp, and big ol ball of chaeto)

What I'm thinking:
I don't have a sump, just a tank stand. But I was thinking of using the old AC50, cutting a hole in the bottom, and using that as a prefilter/intake for the RDSB. Just a tube running down, and into the stand with about a 5g bucket for the RDSB, and then plumbing it back up to the main tank, and have it dispersed with a splash bar (already have more then enough water flow in the tank).

But... Is it really worth it? I do a 2g water change every sat. And that usually exports most of my nitrites/nitrates. And if it is worth it. Return pump. I never know how much to use. Probably get something on there to control the return, but still... Don't want to WAY over power it, but even worse, is that I don't want to get a pump that is too underpowered....

Thanks in advance guys!! =]

drummereef 12/30/2006 09:52 PM

I don't want to stop you from a weekend project, but it seems like it might be a bit much for a nano. Sounds like you are doing the right thing with your weekly water changes. If your nitrates are low, like 0, then I'd say you are doing everything right already. Your hob fuge is probably exporting plenty of stuff as it is.

smurray 12/30/2006 09:54 PM

Thats what I was thinking. The nice thing about the RDSB is that the most expensive thing really is the sand and return pump. =] Thanks!

smurray 12/31/2006 08:29 AM


Any other input? tia!

staticx 12/31/2006 09:56 AM

sand is only 7 bucks and if you want to do it go ahead.

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