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Old 06-06-2010, 09:03 PM   #351
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Old 06-08-2010, 09:45 PM   #352
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Well my skimmer is starting to settle back in from the Boyd's. I added to Boyds twice and it did help calm the algae down.

If there is anything I can say that is good from all this the Pulsing Xenia I got a few months back has split eight times now.
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Pulsing Xenia feed on the bacteria/algae in the water column and you have had a surplus.
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oh wow 160! you are doing good then!
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I believe xenias love nitrates, and you had plenty and still have enough to keep them happy.

Back when I had 10-20ppm nitrates, my xenias were happy. Then I added clearmax and started some chaeto...Now the xenias are just existing rather than thriving.

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I am so glad to be RID of my Xenia. They are one of the weeds of the marine aquarium. Enjoy it for a while, but be prepared for it to spread and want to take over the tank.
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It can cover the rock that its on then I will start trimming it. Might lay reef plugs around it and let them grow to those then sell them to the lfs.
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YAY! Got back from Myrtle Beach this evening and my live rock rubble is reading 0 nitrites. So its going in the sump tomorrow night. I was also doing some thinking my roommate called me yesterday to let me know that we had a power outage and that when the power came back on the sump pump did not. Hmmm I cleaned it and replaced the impellar about a month ago so it sounds like its time to replace the Mag Drive 7. I am thinking tho that since I have upgraded the main tank circulation with 3 Hydor Koralia's so thats 1950gph in the tank not including the Mag Drive 7. So that alone is 35x turn over rate on my 55g. With the Mag Drive 7 I am looking at 44x. So I was thinking of down grading my sump pump to a Eheim 1250 then I can take out my overflow and just use the 2 drilled returns on the back of the tank. That would allow for more live rock to be in display tank and might even open up a little flow behind the rock and would still have a 39x turn over rate. The logic behind it is to allow more contact time with rock and skimmer in sump! What do you all think of the down grade?
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I don't think contact time in the sump matters... I believe the sump will work through as much as it can no mater the water flow and with a higher turnover it means that you will get the crap into the sump sooner to be cleaned out. But either way I don't think it's that big of a deal.
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I don't think contact time in the sump matters... I believe the sump will work through as much as it can no mater the water flow and with a higher turnover it means that you will get the crap into the sump sooner to be cleaned out. But either way I don't think it's that big of a deal.
I know that for de*nitrafication to work in a reactor with de*nitrate you need slower water flow.
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