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Old 12-14-2012, 08:40 AM   #911
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Good point, maybe I'll look into that, for the time being I'll just wipe it back into the sump. Is it bad if a chunk of salt falls back into the sump when there's livestock in the tank?
It's not optimal, but not the end of the world. Remember, you want to minimize huge swings in chemistry. If salinity shifts 0.001, it's not a big deal but you want to limit it.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:44 AM   #912
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It's not optimal, but not the end of the world. Remember, you want to minimize huge swings in chemistry. If salinity shifts 0.001, it's not a big deal but you want to limit it.
Well I can tell its going to fluctuate at least .001 from time to time.. just bc of how much creep I have in my sump...
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:58 AM   #913
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Put some panty hose on your return lines. That's hue I stopped my salt creep. No splash = no creep.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:26 PM   #914
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You can try putting a PVC T connection on your drain line at the very bottom. It'll stop the water from going straight down into the water and has helped me control splashing and noise on two reef setups. It doesn't work with all flow rates but it may be worth a go.
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:06 PM   #915
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I solved my splash by switching to filter bags instead of socks and just tie it right to my overflow pipe so that it just touches the water.. this completely elimates my splash
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:40 PM   #916
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I'll have to take a pic of how I have mine set up when I get home.. its hard to explain.. lol
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:30 PM   #917
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Day 17
Ammo 0ppm
Nitrite 2ppm
Nitrate 40ppm
Salinity 1.025

How r my nitrates dropping? Is my macro algae consuming them?
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:39 PM   #918
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Ammo 0ppm
Nitrite 2ppm
Nitrate 40ppm
Salinity 1.025

How r my nitrates dropping? Is my macro algae consuming them?
Could be that, as well as the development of algae within the tank itself.
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:44 PM   #919
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hmm.. interesting... i was expecting my nitrites to drop today a lil bit since i took out the shrimp yesterday but no such luck yet... hopefully tomorrow will be better
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Denitrifying bacteria in the sand and rock may also be playing a part. I'm surprised your alkalinity hasn't dropped if your nitrates have gotten so low.
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