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Well it was the first tank I bought, nearly a decade ago now. Goodbye friend, thanks for all the fish

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Reply #1

oh no, lost all the water?  :( did it do much damage elsewhere and did anything survive?

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oh no, lost all the water?  :( did it do much damage elsewhere and did anything survive?

It had just finished cycling from the last crash so nothing in it but a few diatoms, but tank has definitely gone :(
It was in the office which is full of plastic coated crap furniture, so a bit of dry salt here and there but no smell thankfully

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Reply #3

Oh no
That was a small tank, how do you keep water parameters stable with such a small volume?


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Reply #4

Oh no
That was a small tank, how do you keep water parameters stable with such a small volume?


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Regular water changes.
Once A week i would do a 80-100% water change

Same in my 5G Euphyllia Reef , although thats smaller changes less often

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Regular water changes.
Once A week i would do a 80-100% water change

Same in my 5G Euphyllia Reef , although thats smaller changes less often
Does that not give big swings? I guess no fish, which may make it a bit cleaner?


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Does that not give big swings? I guess no fish, which may make it a bit cleaner?


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I try and always have a fish in the system, light feedings of the fish only.
Big swings in what?

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Does that not give big swings? I guess no fish, which may make it a bit cleaner?


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Was wondering about nitrate, pH and KH in small tank, but if no heavy bioload then nitrate should not increase fast I guess.


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Was wondering about nitrate, pH and KH in small tank, but if no heavy bioload then nitrate should not increase fast I guess.


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Nitrates weren't too bad. Never really saw above 10ppm
Never measured PH
KH I didnt measure either due to regular water changes will replenish

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