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Old 08-21-2013, 04:11 PM   #51
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It kills things that are suspended in the water column. Not recommended for reefs because it kills pods and such.
+1. Works great for controlling algae and the such but it can severely harm the health of corals
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It would work in a fowlr but in a reef I don't think it would be healthy for the corals/pod population. I've seen them clear up freshwater tanks that had green murky looking water to crystal clear water in about a month.

I would sell it, more money for corals
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:12 PM   #53
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It kills things that are suspended in the water column. Not recommended for reefs because it kills pods and such.
Following! Love the rock work plenty of swimming space. Yes a uv sterilizer "can help"/"may" prevent parasites such as ick from taking hold in your DT. But beneficial organisms like pods will be killed.
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Thanks, I'm going to keep it around just incase I decide to build a FOWLR in the future. How do you take a good picture of the tank? I can't seem to get a good picture when all my lights are on. I think I need to upgrade my iPhone.

When I have a chance ill post pictures of my sump I'ld like to get your thoughts and ideas of how I can improve it.
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Just do yourself a favor and use a decent digital camera... Trying to snap quality photos with these iphones is impossible
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Here's a pic I took with my iphone 5. I think it looks pretty good, obviously no where near as good as the pro cameras...
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Nice picture.

Here's my sump. First chamber / drains into two filter socks with skimmer. Second is my chaeto with temp and ph probe. Last is my ATO with GFO and carbon reactor and return pump.

Let me know your thoughts and how to improve this sump.

Not sure if I'm going to buy a calcium reactor because I'm out of space inside my sump.



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Old 08-21-2013, 11:38 PM   #58
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Just a suggestion, if you look at the back pf your surge protector, theres holes in it to wall maount it. All you need to do is stink 2 screws into the wall and you can hang it there securely. (measure the distance between the holes first obviously) this will get your power supply up and away from the sump and water
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Yeah that's probably a good idea. Thanks.
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Vodka dosing jump start.

I decide to begin vodka dosing since my nitrates and phosphates are high. I carefully read how to do this and finally took the plunge. After slowly reading the how to's I ended up dosing way too much!!!

Instead of the suggested amount for my size tank of .8ml I dosed 8ml.

I did a 30 gallon WC and then dosed the 8ml. I'm doing another 30 gallon WC tomorrow. Hopefully I don't find any of my livestock floating around.
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