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Old 03-13-2005, 10:19 PM   #11
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I thought all of the responses were fine. So is a sense of humor. Personally, I'm starting a crusade against political correctness. People are getting WAY too easily offended these days. Our ridiculous leaders are even finding fault with cartoons (which one was the gay teletubby, I forget?). Let's just all relax and enjoy each others' information, and yes, on occasion, sense of humor, too.
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30 gal standard 55 lbs LR, 60 lb live sand, 10 gal sump/refugium. Urchin skimmer, mag7 pump, 3 x 96W PC combination 10,000K/actinic bulb, 2 blue LED moonlights
SG 1.024, temp 79.5, pH 8.4

Livestock I added:

1 skunk cleaner. 12 hermits: red, scarlet, blue. 15 or so assorted snails. Discosomas, Ricordia, Rhodactis mushroom corals, chaetomorpha (sump), 1 feather duster, Montipora digitata, Montipora capricornis, Montipora hispids. assorted zoos, Xenia, Kenya tree coral, green Sinularia, green star polyps, branching hammer coral, bubble coral, Devil's hand leather. Yellow chromis, purple firefish.

Hitchhikers: the usual suspects :crabs, bristles, urchin, mantis shrimp (now in exile in mantis tank)

List of possible/likely newcomers:

Feather duster. PJ cardinal, Bangghai cardinal, Firefish goby, Clownfish, Neon goby, Yellow watchman goby, Orchid dottyback. Various corals.
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well is there a way to like recycle it? instead of dumping? it seems like a waste of water, i think the only thing wrong with my water is because the nitrate is too high... can't you just filter that out?
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Not only is the nitrate too high, but unless you are dosing ALL of the trace elements it is missing some of those as well. If you're really concerned then add more live rock, a fuge with some chaeto and start dosing as many trace elements as you can test for. Then you won't need to do a water change problem solved!

There's more to the water change than just getting rid of the trates, unfortunately!
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