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Old 03-24-2017, 04:00 PM   #3491
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I got home this afternoon and 1/2 my tank seemed to have slightly cloudy water ,..really kinda strange. Of course you immediately go into a slight panic mode trying to figure what is going on ,...I quickly checked all the water parameters and everything was status quo ...checked this and that ,... even possibility of just dirty glass,..l finally got down to changing out the carbon ( to the good stuff) and within a few minutes the water was clear agin and everything seems happy and content ,...yet another reef mystery I assume ,..hmmmmm
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Old 03-24-2017, 09:07 PM   #3492
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What carbon do you use Dary? I've grown fond of Matrix.
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Old 03-24-2017, 09:11 PM   #3493
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99% of the time I use the brs premium rox 0.8 carbon,...the stuff I just replaced was just a fill in until I got my good stuff from brs
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Old 03-28-2017, 12:39 AM   #3494
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I ran carbon for decades. Then about a year ago I stopped. I have a heavily mixed tank but saw no difference in water clarity or growth. I know it has benefits but in my case they aren't obvious.

Your issue could have been sediment disturbed by a fish, bacterial bloom, or even calcium precipitation from dosing. Glad the carbon got it.
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Old 03-28-2017, 09:54 AM   #3495
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I thought about the calcium but I dose next to nothing and the level was a little low anyways,..sediment disturbed is what I finally decided was the issue (?) because it was only on the one side of the tank and whatever it was is gone and now out of mind ,....I was thinking about you the other day ,...I ordered my first drone ,.my brother and I thought it'll be neat to have one on our next trip to Hawaii ,I've put a deposit on a beautiful secluded house overlooking a cliff and the pacific .
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Old 03-28-2017, 10:18 AM   #3496
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What carbon do you use Dary? I've grown fond of Matrix.

Sean... I may look into the matrix the next time ., it looks like it'll be reactor friendly
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Isn't matrix simply porous media for bacteria to grow in? I don't see where it would be of benefit to those of us who meet the 1lbs per gallon rule when it comes to our tanks.
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Isn't matrix simply porous media for bacteria to grow in? I don't see where it would be of benefit to those of us who meet the 1lbs per gallon rule when it comes to our tanks.


No No,..just ol'carbon in a bb like form
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I just remember how wonderful your videos were from your last vacation ,...not that I could ever match that ,but we just wanted to try our hand on it anyways ,... admiringly,not being versed on the whole drone endeavor I'm kinda flying ( no pun intended ) blind here ,...I ordered a DJI 3 bundle containing everything to get started ,...this is going to be weird
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