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Old 01-02-2014, 09:05 PM   #91
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ok awesome.... glad its working really well for you.... ive had mine setup for about 2.5 yrs, first year I did constant monthly 25% WC, then I changed to 2-3 months due to laziness and consistently testing the water and barely any signs of nitrates/phosphates and the last WC I did was about 6 months ago and still barely any signs of it.

glad im not the only one that barely does any WC and is working out for them
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My concern would be toxins we don't test for. With corals present, there have to be thousands of different compounds dissolved in the water. Flushing those out occasionally seems like a good idea.
That is the key. The toxins that we don't test for. The ones that come from fish or corals or the heavy metals that come from our water. A build up of these in the long term will be lethal
I just cant go along with the op's one year conclusion..
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:10 PM   #94
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ok awesome.... glad its working really well for you.... ive had mine setup for about 2.5 yrs, first year I did constant monthly 25% WC, then I changed to 2-3 months due to laziness and consistently testing the water and barely any signs of nitrates/phosphates and the last WC I did was about 6 months ago and still barely any signs of it.

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What kind of sand do you have?

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about 1mm crushed coral.....4" DSB. I've heard it can cause problems will the whole nitrate "spike" in the long run. but prior to the 2.5yr setup, the same tank was setup in my previous home for about 4 years.... with a 2.5" sand bed crushed coral, barely ever touched the sand stil never had a problem with it.

I've concluded that if your filtration setup is really good, you should never really have any problems.

So the 2.5yr setup, I went nuts on the filtration and put a 10ft sump and a few reactors... so far no problem, but still upgrading..., looking into a phosphate reactor and ozone reactor OR150 with reef octopus, then the filtration is complete
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Just the one I have on here. I can upload some more from my computer.

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