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Old 05-29-2011, 10:53 AM   #1
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Hiatt filtration system - My own test

Hi to all,
As you know there is out there on the net a filtration system named Hiatt, that affirm that you always will have 0, 0, 0, 0 in all your readings, that his right now bacteria can stablished the aquarium (nitrogen cycle) in 24 hours and also that you will never need a protein skimmer if you follow the instructions.
I do my research and the people who said that it doesn't work they have never tried, so I do my test and here are the results:
My tank is a 33 SWFLR (my rock was dry when I buy it from aquariumsupplies.ca, so it was not live), I have 2 internal filters with the carbon from the Hiatt system, I have 2 550 gallons / hr koralia and almost 2 months old.
I have stocked: 3 fishes, 1 brittle star, 4 turbo snails and 1 cleaner shrimp.
See the pictures for my readings today (29-May-11) amazingly I never do a water change even at the end of my cycle.
If you have questions, just let me know.
I am not promoting the system, I am just confirming that works as they have said.
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Old 05-29-2011, 01:09 PM   #2
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mind showing picktures of the fltration system? and what type of media is in it?
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ive never heard of this system before
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Old 05-29-2011, 01:25 PM   #4
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Nop, I have 2 like this (150 gallons / hr) with foam an tri-base palletized carbon (majesticreefs.com), it is a bit high the price, but it works!! I just buy the TBPC and the right now bacteria.
As you can see the output of the water need to be a little bit out of the water, it makes a little bit of noise (like a waterfall) but you will get use to.
The water is crystal clear.
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Old 05-29-2011, 01:32 PM   #5
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hmmm does it have nitrate reducing media? i'd bet it does and with that you should be careful because the nitrates can be released back into the water columb and kill everything
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No, I don't have any media to reduce any nitrates, it is just the carbon with the foam (the normal black one to catch the debris)
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so, if i'm reading correctly, using carbon deletes the necessity for water changes?
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Not the carbon it seems like the combination, the carbon and the right now bacteria.
I run another test with my QT with another brand of bacteria, and I don't see the same result even in both aquariums I have the TBPC.
Try to read about that carbon in the net, they said that it have more space for the bacteria to grow than the other biological materials.
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so, if i'm reading correctly, using carbon deletes the necessity for water changes?
I don't think that it is like that.....but it sound very simple.
If it's like that, more people will know that and will apply to their systems.
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they probably wouldn't if you go wit ha reef system, it requires a bit mroe work and alot of dosing of the system rather then a simple PWC that will replenish lost trace elements
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