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Old 01-09-2004, 07:46 PM   #21
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What if I added an inch or so of aragonit sand on top of the current cc? I don't think I have enough cc to make a dsb, so I would loose the denitrification of the substrate. right??

Also, I would have to remove all the LR too get to the plenum plate.. I am getting really confused..

Take a look at my pics in the gallery.. I have a sick xenia that is only half open..

40g show
30g sump/fuge (low flow)
2 PH's and via aqua 2600 sump pump
50lbs LR
2" cc on 3/4 plenum
3" sugar aragonite in fuge with hair algae
20w white NO in fuge
65w pc 50/50 (2 bulbs)
20w actinit 2 damsels
1 TR clown
shrooms and zoos
h2o quality is solid 0's. 80 d.
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Old 01-09-2004, 08:26 PM   #22
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In your gallery, is the Xenia near the power head? If so, they don't really like to be blown on directly, that could be what is making it not open.

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