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Old 12-12-2013, 03:39 PM   #1461
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There is an lfs down in Long beach area that has giant clam. Not sure exactly how big measurement wise but it was huge. Maybe 24" -30" or bigger.
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Old 12-12-2013, 04:03 PM   #1462
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Oh, and I'm trying to come up with a plan to address my low flow. In a tank with 5 power heads that used to run great, it has settled down to so little, especially in the corners. I actually have some cyano showing up in the one. I've even pointed power heads down at the sandbed to help and it hasn't done anything.
Is it possible to move some rock around (or out) to allow more flow? I know it is a simple solution (possibly) but I have seen it done. I had a local guy give me 30-45 pounds of his live rock because after adding a bunch of corals, his tank flow was not working like before. Big difference in the flow afterwards.
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Old 12-12-2013, 05:25 PM   #1463
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MP40 time sir.
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Old 12-12-2013, 07:03 PM   #1464
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The flow wasn't an issue for the longest time. I think that the power heads are just getting bogged even though I keep cleaning them out.
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Old 12-12-2013, 07:32 PM   #1465
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Have you run/soaked them in a vinegar solution yet?
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Old 12-12-2013, 07:41 PM   #1466
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I run them in vinegar weekly. It is becoming a big pain keeping the algae off of them. One needs replaced as the cover is broken and barely staying on. Still believe the build up in the sump is the issue and finishing cleaning it out will address some of it. Do that and siphon the dead spots which I've been doing for some time now should leave 0 detrius in the system...though there isn't much left after the continued attack on the dead spots...just keeps filling back up with algae tumble weeds.

Oh, and for all those who like Ecotech products like I do...BRS has the Ecotech ReefLink in limited stock now!
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Old 12-12-2013, 07:52 PM   #1467
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Wow. Yeah once a week shouldn't be necessary and would be a pain.
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Old 12-12-2013, 08:14 PM   #1468
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It is getting pretty rediculous. This algae is really feeding on almost 0 phosphates...and of course 0 nitrate reading. I literally have an ammonia bucket in my sink all the time now...the fiancee always asks when she can have the sink back since there is the bucket and all the ro/di stuff surrounding it LOL. Maybe I should move the ro/di to my parents house where there is better tds and go order filters/resin again...
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Old 12-12-2013, 08:48 PM   #1469
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Don't piss off the fiancé. Moving rodi unit to your parents would mean you're back to transporting water again. Certainly not ideal unless they live nearby. Can you locate the bucket elsewhere? Garage, extra bathroom or even outside?
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In my case, it is the issue of the water source. Natural spring that has manure that leaches into the water. My parents, who share the same water source, have a large filtration system that remove many impurities already, including a UV sterilizer and softener. It wouldn't be too much of an issue to move it up there...we basically share the same yard. Would be able to carry buckets down and wouldn't be buying distilled water from walmart in bulk...The hope would be that the added filtration on their end would increase the life span of my filters and resin.
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