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Old 04-26-2010, 10:57 AM   #171
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I am thinking of installing a fuge into my sump some how its not gonna be much. I might be able to arrange my skimmer so that the chamber is smaller. See what you think.

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Old 04-28-2010, 09:34 PM   #172
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Phosphate 0
Calcium 720
PH 8.4
Nitrates 10ppm (makes me wanna cry)
Mag 1380
Dkh 9
SG 1.024
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:45 PM   #173
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Think I might buy a bag of Instant Ocean to bring down the Calcium. Will it bring down the others to much?
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you mean doing a PWC? and using the Instant Ocean salt mix? that will be the same as most water changes (depending on what other salt you use it should be about the same)
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:53 PM   #175
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Yep, I use Seachem Reef salt but the calcium is just not dropping. Instant Ocean has a lot less calcium. But also does not have the Mag, dkh, and some other stuff that Reef Salts have
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ahh ya it will drop everything...
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Old 04-30-2010, 09:06 AM   #177
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The phosban reactor with de-nitrate is installed. I started another thread testing SeaChems De-nitrate
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:10 PM   #178
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In talking about the sand bed. I was just sitting at work doing some brain storming. Now this sand bed has been in this tank a long time. I am not really happy with it anyway. How can I tell or test to see if the sand bed is the problem? I don't even remember what sand I have I think some of it is coarse and wonder if I shouldn't start replacing it a little at a time with sugar fine or Caribsea Seaflor special grade. Does anybody know of a way to test the sand bed?
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Have a look at my fuge as a guide but note the baffles have been changed around since this photo,first baffle has gap at bottom,2nd at top, 3rd at bottom skimmer to right
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...icture3579.jpg
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Nice, why did you change the baffles?
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