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Old 07-17-2011, 06:36 PM   #11
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It is 3 months for now, no change of water, readings 0...... 5 fishes for now, I will add a coral beauty at the end of this month... No skimmer also.
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Old 07-17-2011, 10:52 PM   #12
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I'm sorry but this just can't be good.... Pwc's do more than simply remove trates, it also replenishes trace elements in the water that coral/fish/bb use up, I can understand that the combo results in 0-0-0, but no matter the readings, that's still 3 month old water that hasn't been replenished...can't be good
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:00 PM   #13
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remember huma, you can dose trace elements and calcium, iodine strontium.

there are those with well establised reef systems that do bi annual water changes and do small daily dosings, as there is the belief that doing water changes puts mroe stress on the system and takes out established bacteria from the water columb. so they rely on skimmers and natural filtration to keep their reef systems with low to no water polution, which is why those have DSBs and refugiums to pull all the organics from the water. some also say that the use of refugium mud grows a different type of forna and also replenishes lost trace elements
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:28 PM   #14
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I mean I guess its possible, but I don't see the health and benefit in this hiatt system, and I completely understand now after your explaination but what I'm thinking is that this hiatt system can't possibly be healthy for a system if the owner doesn't dose with trace elements... I think this system could def be a benefit, but not in and of itself
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for fish olny its perfectly fine. a reef needs more from the water
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I have never seen a reef tank that did little to no water changes that i actually liked the look of. there are many trace elements you can't dose for, or test for, for that matter.
keeping the water clean is simple with a small bio load.
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indeed it is simple and once again the guy newyorksteelo on youtube hasn't done a PWC in a few month on his 90g, really i can't prove it only by what he says in his videos of his newly done system.

i would agree that its best to keep things low and do regular waterchanges even if its once a month for those large systems that would be incredibly hard and expensive to do them weekly
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thats what i was thinking as well... i mean if someones running a 300-400g sw reef, hed be looking at 30-40g pwcs a week...thats a bucket of salt a month...crazy! and just imagine the ro water..thats 120g a month in ro water. . not including the run off the rodi creates
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thats what i was thinking as well... i mean if someones running a 300-400g sw reef, hed be looking at 30-40g pwcs a week...thats a bucket of salt a month...crazy! and just imagine the ro water..thats 120g a month in ro water. . not including the run off the rodi creates
Logically I have to dose once every 2 weeks, for all the trace elements that they use, I always use Kent Marine Essential Elements.
Remember guys that this is a test that I am doing, I am not saying that this is the best way to have a SW aquarium, I am just verifying that all works fine and as they said.
I am going to add some light maintenance corals, but I will need to wait for maybe another 2 months.
I forget to put the last picture, but I have a lot of algae (purple) without using any other chemicals that they have as purple up.
The fishes and also the inverts that I have are doing great!!!

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