Pico Reef AIO lifegard 4.14

Jasonsantos18

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I purchased i lifegard aquatics 4.14g last week
Items used:

*CaribSea Ocean Direct Caribbean Live Aquarium Sand
*CaribSea Life rock (dry rock)
*1lbs of live rock (life rock is not enough)
*Carbon balls that included in the aquarium package
*sipora
*filter floss
*sicce micra plus 158gph(upgrad from stock lifegard 108pgh)
*25w water heater
*Dr tims one and only
*AI prime 16hd (i know, i know its to much)



set-it up February 12
Test the water yesterday via API marine
Results:
Ammonia: 0.50
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: between 0ppm to 5.0ppm

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I did another water test Api and salifert
Ammonia: 0.50
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate API: between 0 and 5.0
Salifert: looks like 10 to me so about 1ppm

what should be my the reading for me to know if its safe to put fish in my tank. Could be a lil tricky since its a pico tank.

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Hows that overflow handling the added flow from the pump? read others that it couldn't handle the added flow of some pumps.
I have the stock pump on here (quiet one 200). I have the 400 too, just haven’t needed to install it yet. So far, so good with the overflow. During maintenance, it is important to scrub the overflow teeth with a toothbrush to break up anything that’s trying to grow. Since I top off manually daily, I have noticed that the water level can fluctuate in the display if this is not done.
 
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I have the stock pump on here (quiet one 200). I have the 400 too, just haven’t needed to install it yet. So far, so good with the overflow. During maintenance, it is important to scrub the overflow teeth with a toothbrush to break up anything that’s trying to grow. Since I top off manually daily, I have noticed that the water level can fluctuate in the display if this is not done.
Hey, sorry there. I thought you were talking to me. I get this thread and mine confused. :p
 
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no worries I am just trying to get all my ideas on paper so If i need to replace something I know exactly what I want to get.
I should have quoted jasonsantos18.
There's a lil bit build up from the display but looks fine with me. Ill post picture later when I get home. but so far everything works for now. just added 3 hermit earlier and I'm 11 days in. but might take a while before I add fish. I ordered copepods from a guy who cultured them hopefully they arrive early next week
 
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