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Old 08-02-2012, 12:55 AM   #521
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The package says 100 us gallons and it's just one pouch in the box
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:29 AM   #522
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Just toss the entire bag in. Im not a big fan of chemical filtration, but if it is necessary than go for it.
Why not?
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:42 AM   #523
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So if my peramitors are all good I really don't need that stuff. Is it generally used in a case by case bases or do people run that all the time. Never heard of it until tonight
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So if my peramitors are all good I really don't need that stuff. Is it generally used in a case by case bases or do people run that all the time. Never heard of it until tonight
I run a carbon reactor, denitrifier, and I'm purchasing a GFO reactor soon. All these, plus my skimmer run 24/7. Right now instead of GFO I use phosban.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:08 AM   #525
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How do I know if I need it or not. Is it good just to run it period
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How do I know if I need it or not. Is it good just to run it period
It's all filtration needed to keep your system as healthy as possible. What you use is personal preference. Usually there is at least carbon and some form of phosphate removal and a slimmer used on a system. In the event that the Live rock is not adequate in the tank, some will use bio balls as a supplement as well.
Denitrifiers, bio pellets, uv sterilizers, etc are usually personal preference as to whether or not to be used.

Sorry to the op for taking over the thread. Lol
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:24 AM   #527
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All good. I would have answered that, but it is my roll over day at work. I am curremtly running on my system a 150 gal rated reef octopus skimmer, dual reactor w/ carbon and gfo (carbon to be replaced by purigen), and what remains of my fuge...a money plant....hami-something or other. Some of the local reefers who hear about my swtup think it is all overkill...but yet the algae issue isnt under control due to my bad water. Im going to attempt to make 5 gallons of ro/di today after work and take apart the pump on my skimmer since it isnt working right still. Rains it pours scenario continues on my tank lol.
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Ok, now reading 0 tds. Made 5 gallons of ro/di and got 6 gallons from the store. Things are looking up...as long as work would play that game. I'm down 4 employees in a very short period of time. Pretty tired and still haven't done my pwc for the week or taken apart my skimmer pump.
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Things have been doing well in the 55. The new acan lords are just looking amazing. The other acan lords that were in there are looking even better too. I'm assuming this is from finally fixing my lighting situation. Going to look around some tomorrow for other people's settings and compare to mine. By the time I'm done I'm going to end up having 800 some points on my curve and prob end up having a more blue look. Just doing it all very slowly. I lost my acros and the flowerpot might be on his way out. Not extending at all, so we'll see what happens. I wanted to trade him off anyway and make room for other things. Cool coral, just takes up too much space.

Will be ordering more pods and some hermits. Going to be adding a serpent star too I think...I had a whole thing typed up and I redid my whole order. I'm getting a ton of pods. Epic ton. 4 bags of algagen pods. See how things go with these since I have written off reefs2go all together. There was some dragon's breath macro in saltwaterfish's WYSIWYG section...just not spending 50 bucks on the stuff!
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What did reefs2go do that was bad? I'm glad you fixed your lighting, thats great. I think I used to have some dragons breath, i might still have it actually.. Why so expensive? Mine was free
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