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Old 10-25-2011, 01:57 AM   #611
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And macro* not micro. Sorry
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Old 10-25-2011, 02:09 AM   #612
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thank you! you said micro but i read macro. i had to go back and reread what you where talking about.

i have a bad habit of asking questions while researching. here is a handy link. does anyone give this any merit to this or is it bunk?
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Old 10-25-2011, 04:28 AM   #613
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I don't clean my dsb.... IMO if you have a fully established sw tank, a dsb doesn't need to be cleaned... but if you aren't 100% secure with that, id just get some inverts that'll mix up the sand...
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I don't clean mine either. And if you mess with the one in your sump, your just going to release that junk back into your tank. Let your macro grow and take care of that stuff. My Nitrates have been 0 since I've updated my sump and got my skimmer. I use a sechem test kit to test everything. Most I've had was 1-2 right before my pwc.
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I also do not mess with my DSB in either my sump or DT. I have about 40 nassarius snails but thats about it as far as sand sifting goes. I'm not sure if its the macro algae in the sump or the dsb but my parameters have been great on my 125g and I have not been doing weekly water changes but the trates are at about 0.
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yeah i was told not to mess with a dsb.
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I know I don't want to stir it. But like the snails they do the light sifting. I'll just get a small handful of them and call it good. Was thinking mangroves for the sump. It's been asked hundreds of times but what other macro do u guys keep and how do I keep it from going sexy?
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I keep chaeto and caulpera in my refugium and havent had any issues with it yet. The caulpera really grows quick so I trim it down.
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I keep chaeto and caulpera in my refugium and havent had any issues with it yet. The caulpera really grows quick so I trim it down.
I have caulpera and mangroves... No issues...
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Oh almost forgot, I have mangroves & cheato in the fuge of my cube and no issues with that either.
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