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Old 11/23/2007, 05:28 PM
brians4671 brians4671 is offline
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anaerobic bacteria?

i have a 29 gallon 30x16x12. 30 lbs of live rock 2" live sand. 2 biowheel filters series 200 & 350 rated for upto 125 gallons. coral life hang on protein skimmer rated for upto 100 gallons. coral life compact fluorescents 2 65 watt 50/50...........i have 3 small damzels a small star and crab wuth 4 turbo snails.water tests excellent and i want to try some soft coral any advice?

i do regular water changes and keep the system clean...
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Old 11/23/2007, 07:27 PM
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Remove the nitrate collecting bio wheels , these a flat plate in the bottom that stop the spray bars from spraying.
Zooanthiads , mushrooms , kenya trees , star poylps , will all do fine.
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Old 11/23/2007, 07:44 PM
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The reason to remove the biowheels on your filters would be too keep nitrates from building in the tank which may be harmful to coral. Fish are far less sensitive to nitrates then coral and even low concentrations of nitrates can be detrimental to the health of coral. I would recommend starting with some mushrooms. They often survive long periods of no light and high concentrations of ammonia. They are extremely hardy and should do well in your aquarium. If you have trouble keeping them then post back and we should be able to help you diagnose the problem.
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Old 11/23/2007, 08:17 PM
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The reason to remove the biowheels on your filters would be too keep nitrates from building in the tank which may be harmful to coral. Fish are far less sensitive to nitrates then coral and even low concentrations of nitrates can be detrimental to the health of coral. I would recommend starting with some mushrooms. They often survive long periods of no light and high concentrations of ammonia. They are extremely hardy and should do well in your aquarium. If you have trouble keeping them then post back and we should be able to help you diagnose the problem.
I agree plus I would also run only carbon in those filters--it will help with water clarity and colouring.
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