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Old 09-10-2011, 12:49 AM   #1001
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Just a matter of finding the right equipment combination and having a good cleaning and maintenance schedule. And not over stocking or overfeeding.
I started the 125g with about 10 nitrates and it almost immediately dropped to around 2.5 and last week it was 0. So yeah, find that sweet spot and youre set.

Berlins can be quite good as well, again, it all depends on the person in charge. lol
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Old 09-10-2011, 12:50 AM   #1002
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huma, so you say run a dsb in my fuge?
Without a doubt, yes I believe mine is finally starting to take hold. About 9 days ago my grates were at 20ish.. did a 20g pwc, tested my grates yesterday and they are at 5!!!
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Old 09-10-2011, 12:50 AM   #1003
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See that's the thing, with all the investment that I've already made in this tank, the dsb might just put me way over the top. I was thinking of creating one in my fuge, but from what I've read here, my money might be best spent elsewhere (as the dsb in the fuge wouldn't encompass a grand enough surface area)

i think you have enough mud to be the equivalent of a dsb. opinions are like a**h****, every one has one... me im taking their advice and running one in my fuge.
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Old 09-10-2011, 12:51 AM   #1004
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Don't know why mine double posted....
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lol thanks for chiming in huma.
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Yea, now I'm starting to think I'll run one in my sump as well lol. Don't think it would hurt anything, and since my sumo isn't all that massive, I shouldn't need too much sand.
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It can't hurt so have a go at it. Might just give you some benefit yet. Only way to know is to try it.
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all this talk about dsb in the sump has me needing to ask more questions. now that im going to do one in the sump what kind of critters do i need in it?

i think im going to need lr and macro algae. just dont know if i need a cuc or something like that.
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all this talk about dsb in the sump has me needing to ask more questions. now that im going to do one in the sump what kind of critters do i need in it?

i think im going to need lr and macro algae. just dont know if i need a cuc or something like that.
No cuc and use frag rock (lil pieces of LR/base rock). Just see my pic, it'll show u what is in each chamber...
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Yep, I have macro and live rock rubble in mine. somehow I have soem snails and hermits int here too, guessing they hitched a ride in on the rock when I put it in. Lots of algae growing in mine now so they shouldnt be hungry. Now I have that darn coralline growing on the refugium walls. It's a plague I tell ya.
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