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Old 11-11-2003, 05:22 PM   #1
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Bullet-Proof Reef

Has anyone setup the GARF bullet-proof reef? If so, tell me about it.
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Old 11-11-2003, 10:33 PM   #2
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OK,

I have no problems with GARF whatsoever other than this. There is no such thing as a bulletproof reef. If there was, Aquarium Advice wouldn't even exist. Let's think about this.

You have 2 125g tanks. One contains a 3 foot long snowflake moray eel with only only mushrooms and zooanthids. The other tank contains a relatively small bioload but is stacked from top to bottom with SPS corals, a couple clams, and maybe a few softies.

The calcium needs of the 2 tanks vary widely. The nitrate problems of the two tanks vary widely.

If you treated both of these tanks the same based on a "recipe" you are waiting for disaster. It's the "recipe" and word "bulletproof" that bother me.

Test, test, test. Do regular water changes with a quality water source and a quality salt. NEVER overfeed (it's tempting but there are more problems other than nitrates). Maintain your tank well. Read Aquarium Advice a lot. There are a lot of excellent articles and a lot of excellent posts.
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WELL SAID!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Nice post MantisFreak...kudos your way!
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