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    Pls advise. Currently my screen 11" x 11" and my tank size 6x2x2 feet. Do you guys think my screen more than enough? or should i go with smaller screen?

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    tank size is really less relevant than feeding. 11x11 is good for 10 cubes/day by the feeding guideline.

    How much do you feed per day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floyd R Turbo View Post
    How much do you feed per day?
    I feed just twice a day. So in this case I have to increase my feeding though. Thanks

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    No, how much quantity do you feed on average daily? Not how many times. How many cubes, etc.

    the following are cube equivalent

    1 frozen cube
    10 pinches of flake food
    10 square inches (60 sq cm) of nori
    0.1 dry ounce (2.8 grams) of pellet food
    3.25 mL of liquid coral food

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    Normally I do 2 pinch of flake food in a day and night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minez View Post
    Normally I do 2 pinch of flake food in a day and night.
    Have you only got a few small fish in this 6x2x2 ?

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    If you go by the feeding guidelines, you're under 1 cube/day. I generally don't recommend under 2 cube/day screen for a system your size. That would still be 2x what you feed now. The question is, how much do you plan on feeding eventually?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garf View Post
    Have you only got a few small fish in this 6x2x2 ?
    Yes, I just got a few small fish, lps and softies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floyd R Turbo View Post
    If you go by the feeding guidelines, you're under 1 cube/day. I generally don't recommend under 2 cube/day screen for a system your size. That would still be 2x what you feed now. The question is, how much do you plan on feeding eventually?
    To be honest with you. I dont know how much or plan should I feed them. Thats why Im need for your recommendation. Im totally no idea about this thing.

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    For a first scrubber, with a tank that size (which you will likely want to put more fish and corals in) I would build one a little larger than what you are feeding, so a 24 sq in screen would be about right (4x6, 5x5, etc) then as you get more fish and feed more, you might just need to re-configure the scrubber to allow for a larger screen.

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