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Old 10-20-2006, 07:44 PM   #11
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I agree, scraping the coraline will help it to propagate. There's not much you can really do, other than turn off everything that moves the water, then scrape and let it settle to the bottom. But, I doubt that would make a huge difference, but could help it to propagate on the LR.....

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I agree on the weekly PWC's, I have been doing 20% a week, but may cut back to 10 and see how NO3's do. I have always been interested if anyone has figured out just how much of a PWC is too much. Is it 30%, 40%, 50%...? If the livestock can handle it, maybe a 50% every 6 months (including weekly PWC's) would be good, kind of like flushing out the system.

I am wondering if you are really careful on the temp, SG, and pH, if your livestock would be too adversely affected. Aren't those the main factors that you need to be concerned about when acclimting livestock, including inverts?

Sorry for hijack, but you make a great point in your first post. One thing I would add is to make sure your cleanup crew is enough for your tank size. No matter how careful you are in feeding, there is always that little amount that gets to the sand or the rocks and needs something to eat it.

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