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Old 08-09-2005, 02:58 AM   #1
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new LR

Ok, i added more LR to the tank. About 20 lbs of tonga branch. I had originally had about 13 which now has become 33, well in the range of 1-1.5 lbs/gallon. I hope this will help w/ my nitrates and cyano. what do you think? here are some pics of the progression. you can also notice that i added a closed loop
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30 gallon SW tank;EHEIM ECCO 2235 Canister Filter w/Miracle-Working Chemi-Pure
TetraTec UV1 UV Sterilizer;Rio 50 Powerhead ;130w PC lighting;33 Lbs. of Tonga Branch LR;Nature's Ocean Live Sand (the bagged stuff)
Livestock:2-Ocellaris Clownfish;9-Scarlet Reef Hermit Crabs;1-Regal Tang;Zoanthids, Pineapple Brain coral, Sebae Anemone, Colt Coral, Galaxea
Tank Specs as of December 29, 2005:Ammonia:0;Nitrite: 0;Nitrate=0;Cu:0
PH: 8.3
SG: 1.028;Temp: 79-84 degrees F (Adjusts throughout the day)
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Old 08-09-2005, 11:58 AM   #2
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Rock will help in time with the nitrates but don't expect too much too soon. As far as the cyano is concerned, nitrate is only one part of the equation. PO4 is the larger issue.

Looks good though

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Old 08-09-2005, 11:04 PM   #3
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already removed the P04 with phospate sponge. Used two doses of it, so pretty confident about the low phosphates. Used RO water since the dosing. nitrates are all that is left.
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TetraTec UV1 UV Sterilizer;Rio 50 Powerhead ;130w PC lighting;33 Lbs. of Tonga Branch LR;Nature's Ocean Live Sand (the bagged stuff)
Livestock:2-Ocellaris Clownfish;9-Scarlet Reef Hermit Crabs;1-Regal Tang;Zoanthids, Pineapple Brain coral, Sebae Anemone, Colt Coral, Galaxea
Tank Specs as of December 29, 2005:Ammonia:0;Nitrite: 0;Nitrate=0;Cu:0
PH: 8.3
SG: 1.028;Temp: 79-84 degrees F (Adjusts throughout the day)
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A good water change regiment will help in the interim.
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Old 08-09-2005, 11:33 PM   #5
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Give some info on your closed loop. I so want to do this but have not looked into it much. Was it easy... expensive?

I would love to add another 1000-1200 ghp and lose a few PH's.
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already removed the P04 with phospate sponge. Used two doses of it, so pretty confident about the low phosphates. Used RO water since the dosing. nitrates are all that is left.
PO4 products do not remove organic forms and RO membranes do not remove either from water. If your RO has a DI attachment then you should see some improvements with the water changes suggested by Quaryyshark.

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Old 08-11-2005, 07:40 AM   #7
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ill take some water to the lfs and let them check for P04. I dont have a phospate test. ill have to get back home to take pics of my loop. I live in CA, i m in toronto right now. now about the loop: im running mine with a Rio 1100. I m fifteen and i planned, measured, cut and glued the PVC together by myself. Depends on how complicated u want the loop to be. I just have an intake with pump primer and one outtake.
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30 gallon SW tank;EHEIM ECCO 2235 Canister Filter w/Miracle-Working Chemi-Pure
TetraTec UV1 UV Sterilizer;Rio 50 Powerhead ;130w PC lighting;33 Lbs. of Tonga Branch LR;Nature's Ocean Live Sand (the bagged stuff)
Livestock:2-Ocellaris Clownfish;9-Scarlet Reef Hermit Crabs;1-Regal Tang;Zoanthids, Pineapple Brain coral, Sebae Anemone, Colt Coral, Galaxea
Tank Specs as of December 29, 2005:Ammonia:0;Nitrite: 0;Nitrate=0;Cu:0
PH: 8.3
SG: 1.028;Temp: 79-84 degrees F (Adjusts throughout the day)
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