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Old 03-14-2008, 10:57 AM   #41
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I know Dennis210 said to remove it after established. That seems like a lot of disruption to the established tank. Is it better to not have it to start.
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WOW, nice laid out plan Dennis210. I can follow this plan to the T. BTW, I do not have bio balls, I do already have rock rubble in the Wet Dry system.

I changed the skimmer overflow to go into a 1 gal milk container. Took all glass tank lids off. I will be visiting my LFS tonight to get the RO water for the water change.
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While everyone works on your water quality issues, I am still going to ask again what types of corals you were trying to keep as I still think lighting is part of the problem.
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Not a real good list to know exactly what the corals were, but a start.
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I know Dennis210 said to remove it after established. That seems like a lot of disruption to the established tank. Is it better to not have it to start.
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CC is gone!! Thanks for the timely advice. I guess I will use it in the bottom of my plants:}
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I thought of one more question about CC. Since I know it is good for the CA level, should there be a little in the refugium?
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I am placing my substrate today. I planned on a thin layer of cc then aragonite then aragonite live sand. I don't want these problems Obmanta is having should I forgo the cc?
While there are people that have success with crushed coral. I have found that about 9 out of 10 people are against its use in a saltwater aquarium. I tend to lean with the majority on MOST things. As there is usually a reason things are done a certain way. Thats where the research part comes in
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I guess you could if you want to, though I doubt it's needed. So long as you keep up to date on water changes, Ca levels should stay ideal. Unless of course, you have a LOT of sps corals that will absorb all of your Ca.

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The larger CC will find it`s way to the top eventually. Better to not even go CC.
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The larger CC will find it`s way to the top eventually. Better to not even go CC.
From a fuge?
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