General Pro Tips

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  1. Scottrotton

    Scottrotton Member

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    I used a 75 liter bin when doing larger water changes. 2 identical low powered pumps running into the sump and one running back into the bin for a couples or hours slowly changes the water with no stress to fish are corals and less mess to clean up.

    I also turn power heads and return on max and add some micro pad to stir up and polished the water
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  2. NiCd

    NiCd Lead Moderator

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    where do you put the filter pads?
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    in my cade there is a grate just before the return pump which works well for me as its hard to clean that area of the tank anyway, so the filter reduces the amount of detritus.

    I've coloured the pic in yellow to show as i'm not at home

    I use a aquaone micropad, cut into roughly 6 strips, changes every 7-10 days, costs $10, seems to help with nitrate reduction but more importantly water is crystal clear

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    High Alkalinity ~ 12.1 dKH for accelerated coral growth?

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