I am reading a lot of threads where people are saying they won't use it again, and they didn't see the benefit. Is it like everything else, where it's all in how you use it?
I was planning on adding a 'fuge to this system:
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And was advised to think again. What I was planning on doing is leaving the 30L sump like it is, and adding a 10g tank fed from a tap off of the overflow piping (custom made just for this purpose, see the pic in the thread) which would control the flow through the 'fuge and then out through a bulkhead (yet to be drilled) and back into the return side of the sump. If I reduce the water flow enough and direct it properly, there should be no stirring up of the mud at all that I would see, and if I stick to 1" like the directions say, why would I need to add a layer of sand over the top? Isn't the purpose of Miracle Mud to interact with the water and create different layers of oxygenated and non-oxygenated zones, while providing minerals to the water?
Also, one person posted on my other thread on the same tank on another forum about a mass outbreak of hair algae after adding MM and it going away within months after removing it. Has anyone else experienced this or something else like it, and what would really cause that to happen?
I could see that adding a large amount of nutrients to a potentially unstable system would cause a mass algae outbreak, and I definitely want to avoid that....