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Randy
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Username: milesteg

Post Number: 142
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Monday, March 06, 2006 - 08:55 am:       

Hi,
I am in the process of starting up a salt water tank. Now that I have started researching I have some question of a practical nature. In the book I'm reading, the author expresses the importance of O2 in the water as it is needed by the Fish Invertebrates and the filtering system. I had planned on using a canister filter with lot of bio media, but this filter will use lots of O2 without being able to add any to the water. Now what I am hoping for is a Mini-reef system with live corals, Invertebrates and only a few small Fish.

Now for the question:
Will I be able to get high enough O2 levels with surface movement and a protein skimmer?
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patm
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Username: patm

Post Number: 282
Registered: 01-2003
Posted on Thursday, March 09, 2006 - 02:07 pm:       

I believe that if you get a good skimmer it, along with water movement from powerheads, should provide enough oxygen exchange for your animals. This would hold unless you overstocked the tank, and/or used a weak, low quality skimmer.

-Pat
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Randy
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Username: milesteg

Post Number: 152
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Thursday, March 09, 2006 - 03:03 pm:       

Thanks patm - that is the answer I was hoping for. This will be my first attempt at a Mini-reef so I will be going slowly and carefully.

I'll keep you posted.
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