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Old 06-18-2010, 12:20 AM   #361
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yes that is so that all the O2 gets used up it the top and then the rest is anaerobic thus the de*nitrification in your sump you are not trying to make all the water low in O2 so you will be fine with high flow...
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Well 15lbs of rubble rock was added last night. So we will see if the added bacteria helps or not
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Got my fingers crossed for ya.
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make sure to clean the rubble out frequently otherwise it acts as a trap for detritus and adds more nitrates then it removes. kind of like bio-balls

have you considered, and I am sorry if you have, the thread is really long...have you considered vodka/carbon/zeovit/brightwell...etc... dosing? I think time will solve it, but who knows...Any chemicals used on the tank that would hinder bacteria?
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:29 AM   #365
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I think now that I have added 15lbs of rubble rock to my sump I am going to take out a few pieces of live rock at a time and cook it!
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Cook it as in the slow process of moving into containers of sw and kept in the dark? Or cokking as in pre-heat oven to 350?

I've been using NP-Biopellets for a few weeks. My NO3 is down from around 50 to 2 - 3.
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I was thinking of 375 for about 30 min, chop it up use the rock as croutons, macro and micro algea's as lettuce and chop up the fish and corals and make a Sushi Salkad, LOL!

No I am going to take a few rocks out at a time and scrub them with a toothbrush and see what happens to the water might cause a cycle in my container and if so I will let it cycle! Want to let soak till no Phosphates and no nitrates or nitrites
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Cook it as in the slow process of moving into containers of sw and kept in the dark? Or cokking as in pre-heat oven to 350?

I've been using NP-Biopellets for a few weeks. My NO3 is down from around 50 to 2 - 3.
Let me know how that works! Sounds like its doing a great job.
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I have always been one to blow off my rock with a turkey baster. This Weekend I decided to brush the rock with a new toothbrush and wow got a lot more stuff off than when I used a turkey baster
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There is your problem... all the plaque from your teeth is causing your nitrates to spike.
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