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Posts posted by mitchell.liang.9

  1. Another way is to increase copepods population. They do graze on them. When my population of pods increase i notice my diatoms go down. Specially at night when they start feasting. By morning i dont see much diatoms. Unfortunately from what i saw online diatoms decreases the reproductive rate of copepods. Give and take i guess

  2. Another alternative which i use is to get a canister filter and fill it up with all the filter pads. Use a turkey baster to flow all the detritus from the sand and rocks while at the same time use the suction end to suck up all the debris. The return end go back to main tank. And if you want to be 100% sure you can get all the debris can put a filter sock at the return end. At least by doing so you can take your time to completely rid your tank of detritus before doing a water change

  3. Hmm.. Not sure if I'm doing it right. But what I do is to set my alarm for every 5mins. Then everytime alarm rings I use my test kit syringe to add 1ml of water. I will do this for 1-2 hours. Usually the first few shots of tank water would cause the be fish some discomfort. But after awhile can see that even 2ml doesn't affect it anymore.

    Wow thats commitment right there.
  4. Why don't drip first then float the bag later to acclimatise temp? I'm not running a chiller so my drip temp not that different from tank temp. Lowest I got was high 26s using a fan which I run from 8am to 9pm. Usually it's about high 27 with the fan on

    Cause i scared the long journey from the fish shop home might cause a drastic increase in temperature. So i prefer to float bag and drip at the same time to help reduce as much stress as possible to the livestock.

    I would just float the bag in the sump...& connect the drip tube from the display tank to the sump

    Good idea . Can combine silentlurker diy and your idea. Nice!!!!
  5. Maybe you can consider having a skimmer and also polylab bio sphere..i use to struggle with 10-20 ppm nitrate...but after putting the bio sphere infront of my skinmer last week my nitrate gone down to 5ppm. A number i used to not be able to achieve... . As for now dont give up and continue with daily water changes and also get your biofilter set up! Soon enough things will get better

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