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Old 05-27-2008, 03:09 PM   #11
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I also fought with long haired green algae, I could not figure it out, no nitrates, no phosphates, and good water flow(no dead spots) plus i had no fish, just 6 hermit crabs. Everyone told me the same, get a cleaning crew, and turn the lights off for acouple days(i am sure the crabs, snails liked that). Turning off the lights worked, but it still came back. Then i talked to a guy, and he said my lights were shot. I changed my bulbs(power compacts) and sure enough that fixed my problem. Now i have snails with nothing to eat. I dont know if changing the lights really helped my blooms of algae, but a month after changing my lights all the algae was gone and now i just have beautiful coraline. Hope this helps someone

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Old 05-28-2008, 08:35 PM   #12
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How do I really tell if its just a structural brace?

I was looking at tunze power heads today.....

Ordering a new pump for my skimmer friday.

Just going to take it slow this time, and do it right.

How many power heads do you ladies/gents use on your tanks?

Do wavemakers really cut down on a powerheads life?

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You can call the manufacturer and ask about the structural brace.
You can eliminate ph if you can get enough flow from either a canister filter or high output from a sump/fuge's return. I have 2 phs in my 55 and 2 Korelia 4s in my 125 with a fluvial FX5 canister filter. Flow can loosely dictate what you put in the tank. If you have high flow corals you obviously need more flow as opposed to low flow corals. Of course location of the corals can be changed....
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Some powerheads (MaxiJets) don't seem to suffer from being on a wavemaker. Others (Seio, Koralia) specificaly state not to use them on a wavemaker. Koralia is coming out with a new model designed to work with their controller (ala Tunze).
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My 72g bow has 2 PHs (Tunze 6025s - 660gph each). I have 1200gph in return pumps running and that is all the flow I have in my tank right now. I had a closed loop with a Mag7 but the SCWD crapped out on me.

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