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Old 05-05-2012, 01:48 PM   #3551
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Sure Kio, I have some sots. I am the crazy fish photo lady!

I really really like the blue reefs, very active and they hang out together and school. Glad I went with them.

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Old 05-05-2012, 02:02 PM   #3552
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Cool photo, especially with the coral and rock in the background. You can tell who the leader is!
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Old 05-05-2012, 03:00 PM   #3553
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Sure Kio, I have some sots. I am the crazy fish photo lady!

I really really like the blue reefs, very active and they hang out together and school. Glad I went with them.
Totally cool pic carey should be in the potm
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:14 PM   #3554
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Thanks Dary, lol, believe it or not I was thinking of entering it. I didn't know I had a good shot of them until I went looking.

Today I'm planning a 40g water change and I am gonna move some stuff around. I think i want to stack my rock higher so I have more sandbed area open. Also need to move 2 small rocks from the 90g over, they have a few aipastia and I'm sure the copperband would love a treat. lol

Still running the bio pellets, still no results...although I did notice that since I started to run them in my 60g that tank now has a bacterial bloom going on while the 125g didn't experience that. But the water is crystal clear, everything is happy so I am happy.
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Thanks Dary, lol, believe it or not I was thinking of entering it. I didn't know I had a good shot of them until I went looking.

Today I'm planning a 40g water change and I am gonna move some stuff around. I think i want to stack my rock higher so I have more sandbed area open. Also need to move 2 small rocks from the 90g over, they have a few aipastia and I'm sure the copperband would love a treat. lol

Still running the bio pellets, still no results...although I did notice that since I started to run them in my 60g that tank now has a bacterial bloom going on while the 125g didn't experience that. But the water is crystal clear, everything is happy so I am happy.
Carey,.i was actually thinking about running a bio pellet reactor in my tank.., are you running a brs reactor and pellets or what.?,... I've actually ordered a reef octopus reactor but am currently waiting for them to fill a back order,... From what I've read,...results do not appear overnite but might take weeks/ months to really take effect,....IMO ,...anything to help control our parameters may be well worth the investments,...George carlin in one of his skits referring to being on life support and pulling the plug,..stated something like .. " I don't care if I look like a F %#*^ artichoke ,..if it helps ,put another tube in me..."... And that's kind of how I feel,.if it helps " go for it " :-/
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I'm running the standard BRS reactor with about a cup and a half of pellets. That's the max that is recommended for the reactor and it's only supoosed to be good for a 90g tank. I figured I'd try it out on a smaller scale and see if there's any discernible difference. So far, at week 6 I believe nothing. LOL

I believe the recommended amount of pellets is 1 cup per 50g which would put me shy by about a cup, BUT I have also read that it's 25g per cup as well some other places so I figure it should work.
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I'm running the standard BRS reactor with about a cup and a half of pellets. That's the max that is recommended for the reactor and it's only supoosed to be good for a 90g tank. I figured I'd try it out on a smaller scale and see if there's any discernible difference. So far, at week 6 I believe nothing. LOL

I believe the recommended amount of pellets is 1 cup per 50g which would put me shy by about a cup, BUT I have also read that it's 25g per cup as well some other places so I figure it should work.
Did you get a cyno outbreak when you first started using it ?..... And if so how long did it last? I'm still not yet committed on mine yet ,so I'm just wondering if it's even worth the effort and or money invested
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...when you start using it you get a cyano outbreak you say? Well, as long as everything going on in my tank is beginning to make sense...LOL.

If it helps Dary, I'm running a dual reactor w/ GFO and carbon. The tank is really clear and parameters are stable...just had a tank full of cyano and diatoms to look at afterwards.
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...when you start using it you get a cyano outbreak you say? Well, as long as everything going on in my tank is beginning to make sense...LOL.

If it helps Dary, I'm running a dual reactor w/ GFO and carbon. The tank is really clear and parameters are stable...just had a tank full of cyano and diatoms to look at afterwards.
I've got the dual gfo/ carbon reactor too,...but thought if the bio pellets would help with the final reduction of nitrates etc that seem impossible for me to lower to zero than why not ( ?) ....but I've read that it actually cause a cyno outbreak at the beginning for some people before it starts to get itself going.....
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Sounds like a reason to order red slime remover with that order!
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