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Old 09-06-2005, 03:06 AM   #11
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Old 09-06-2005, 08:44 AM   #12
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Adding live rock is always good but that will not contribute into placing more corals, in fact it will add to your bioload.
Could you explain this please? It goes against everything I've ever heard and can't imagine how it would be true. Maybe that's part of old school thoughts?
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Old 09-06-2005, 09:31 AM   #13
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I have had leathers, zoos, LPS and SPS(Monti and Acros) in my tank for about a year now. I have done some massive pruning on the leathers and pretty much removed all but 2 as of late though. I do run carbon 24/7 but as long as you give them space, you can have a mixed reef. I would try Montipora Digitata and maybe a Cap. These SPS are more forgiving.

I have seen nice growth in my acros, torts and Montis even with my leathers. I had a sinularia leather that spanned about 12" across. I fragged it and it is still in my system but it is downstairs in my frag tank. I do have a Devils hand and a toadstool in my display still.

It is easier to have a more species specific tank.

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Thanks for the info I have the red sea deluxe protein skimmer supposed to be one of the best. I understand I shouldn't change much but Should I make a final change to prevent chemical warfare? Thankjs
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Old 09-06-2005, 12:33 PM   #15
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You can't prevent the chemical warfare. In a mixed reef it will happen. The carbon just helps keep everything happy. Some corals do it more than others though.
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Phyl, what I wanted to state here was that with adding live rock would not mean that you would be able to add more corals... You would have a better biological filtration indeed but you would increase your biolad thus needing a bigger and more efficient skimmer... Maybe I did not make myself clear on this fact

Yes, like ellisz stated, carbon is really important (I totally forgot about carbon), and I would suggest having maybe 2 oz in your tank and change it weekly. This and heavy skimming are what successfull reefkeepers rely on...
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Adding LR and/or corals does not add to you bioload though. I believe that is what Phyl was questioning.
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with adding live rock would not mean that you would be able to add more corals... You would have a better biological filtration indeed but you would increase your biolad thus needing a bigger and more efficient skimmer
That's what I thought you were saying. I don't agree that rock is adding to your bioload (processing it? Yes; adding to it? No).

Heavy skimming is indeed helpful, regardless!
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LR would not increase your bioload, more corals would... Well at least I thought corals added to your bioload, I may be wrong...
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