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Old 06-05-2013, 02:31 PM   #31
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What I've used for 20 years.
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Can you post a link to yours?
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My sump is built in to the back of my 30 gallon nano. How would i be able to utilize an algae scrubber if i have no way for it to do a vertical waterfall. I do have an spare empty compartment in my trickle filter. Could i use that to grow algae or maybe chaeto?
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Mine is covered in my Dynamic Aquarium thread. It is a horizontal dump bucket style that is lit with hydroponic LEDs. The link just posted is a good start, but I disagree with a few of his points. But a algae scrubber is an excellent way of reducing organics over the long term. They are very stable and easy to work with. They take up some room, so if you have a tight fit for your filtration equipment, might not be practical.
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My sump is built in to the back of my 30 gallon nano. How would i be able to utilize an algae scrubber if i have no way for it to do a vertical waterfall. I do have an spare empty compartment in my trickle filter. Could i use that to grow algae or maybe chaeto?
Yes. A chaeto ball is easy to keep corralled with some string or plastic ties. Harvest the edges of the ball as it grows and keep an inexpensive light on it.
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Yes. A chaeto ball is easy to keep corralled with some string or plastic ties. Harvest the edges of the ball as it grows and keep an inexpensive light on it.
My extra compartment in my trickle filter measures 16" long and 4" high. If i were to go with chaeto ball method? Would that even cause a impact on my system? taken the limited space in the extra compartment? Or do i need alot of chaeto?
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My extra compartment in my trickle filter measures 16" long and 4" high. If i were to go with chaeto ball method? Would that even cause a impact on my system? taken the limited space in the extra compartment? Or do i need alot of chaeto?
Any chaeto, or any other algae that you can harvest removes organics directly from the water. Even a small ball can export a lot of nitrates.
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Awesome. Thank you everyone!! Ill try the chaeto first, than the algae scrub if that dosent work and the carbon dosing if nothing else works. Excellent advice indeed!
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Its possible the rock is leaching the nitrates out from using tap water. Could take awhile before the nitrates finish leaching out the rock. What filtration are you using?
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Its possible the rock is leaching the nitrates out from using tap water. Could take awhile before the nitrates finish leaching out the rock. What filtration are you using?
I have 30lbs of LR and 25lbs of LR. And a wet dry Trickle filter
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