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Old 07-29-2012, 06:05 PM   #11
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Imo id also swith out that macro for chaeto just my opinion ive heard bad things about caulerpa going assexual might wanna check it out but whatever works for you is all good dont fix whats not broken
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Old 07-29-2012, 06:18 PM   #12
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Alright thanks. I want to add one more thing to the nitrate removing arsenal haha. Maybe I'll make a denitrator coil..... Hmm... Not sure
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Old 07-29-2012, 06:46 PM   #13
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Anyone have experience with them????? Would it work with extra tubing and no chamber? Or is that useless? Can I siphon feed it???
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bigger more frequent water changes will help to get it down
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Besides water changes- look into getting a denitrifier, a bigger Skmmier and maybe reducing bio load.
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You could pretty much make a denitrifier out of a reactor btw. That's all they are. Slow drip and gravity fed.
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:51 PM   #17
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Can't do a bigger skimmer. You mean a denitrifying coil correct? My only concern with that is since they run so slowly wouldn't the nitrate be made faster than it is consumed?
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:19 PM   #18
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Can't do a bigger skimmer. You mean a denitrifying coil correct? My only concern with that is since they run so slowly wouldn't the nitrate be made faster than it is consumed?
Just putting it out there... that high of trates would make tge coral not look so well.. have you tried a new test kit i had one go bad on me.. they do expire... said i was having 60-80 trates bought new kit had 5...
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Can't do a bigger skimmer. You mean a denitrifying coil correct? My only concern with that is since they run so slowly wouldn't the nitrate be made faster than it is consumed?
I have a denitrifier in my 220 reef. It holds calcium carbonate and sulfur (pure grainular elemental). It looks like a big reactor. It is gravity fed from the DT and then a slow drip (2 drips per second) from 6" above the sump to allow for oxygenation. The sulfur has the nitrate eating bacteria in it. You want a slower flow so that the water has a greater change of being absorbed. If you can't do a bigger skimmer- try adding another. You've got a few fish in there that are nitrate factories themselves.
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:37 PM   #20
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Lol I know my fish are pigs . I've heard really good things about the marinepure blocks acting as denitrifyers..... If you place them in a slow flow spot apparently the aerobic bacteria takes the oxygen out then once it gets to the center anaerobic bacteria thrive. I heard it dropped nitrates from 100 to 2 in a 4500 liter system with 3 blocks... Any experience? Should I get a block??
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