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Brandon, you need to rewrite the pico guide.



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I'm completely unopposed to using any means to reduce water changes and still get same life span, the safe method of aggressive water changes sure is wasteful


Being that I started with a 14G and then started up a 3G I believed there was no escaping the frequent water changes. Are there other things I can do (aside from not over-feeding, etc) that will lessen the need? It would be nice to have the option to skip a WC if needed.

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Good phosphate and nitrate binding media + dosing for micronutrients maybe, technically that's why we do all the changes, but finding that mechanical balance is really tough in a pico hence the water changes

I think in the very least fabricating a nice skimmer would help for what you want

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Good phosphate and nitrate binding media + dosing for micronutrients maybe, technically that's why we do all the changes, but finding that mechanical balance is really tough in a pico hence the water changes

I think in the very least fabricating a nice skimmer would help for what you want

from what ive read is that a small enough skimmer to fit a pico is almost useless
hence with all popualrity of pico tanks there isnt much around on the market
then again they could be wrong?
i feel that by me doing a 250ml water change twice a day and virtually no feeding also with phosphate sponges and chaeto my 2 gallon pico will last indefinatly well hopefully
my dymax iq3 2 gallon pico reef
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=297163