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Old 04-18-2010, 03:41 PM   #11
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Actually, i would skip on the miracle mud. It really does nothing for your coral that couldn't be accomplished through weekly water changes, and from having the fuge itself. Miracle mud is just a mess and i've heard more people say they've rather not used it at all.
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Well I've used it for the last 18 months and when used correctly (as in low water flow through dead zone) it works very well,but each to their own.
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I added the MM in my fuge years ago. but personally I dont see where it did anything. I wont mess with it next time. Also as far as the macro algea Cheato is not the best exporter of nutrients. It`s the safest but calerpa is by far the best. I use grape calerpa. Calerpa does run a slight risk but as long as you keep it pruned and lights on 24/7 in your fuge where you keep it you`ll be good to go.
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And keeping the fuge light on 24/7 doesn't mess with the pH at all?
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I'm not a fan of egg crate on the bottom of the tank. Why do you wan't to. Maybe I need to learn more about it myself. Seems like I've heard stories of gases and other bad things that can live down there.

What makes you think it'll benefit you?

My thing with MM is that you're supposed to replace it every so many years. Forgot. Maybe it's yearly it advises to remove half of it and replace with new MM. That would be a pain I'm thinking.
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I'm not a fan of egg crate on the bottom of the tank. Why do you wan't to. Maybe I need to learn more about it myself. Seems like I've heard stories of gases and other bad things that can live down there.

What makes you think it'll benefit you?

My thing with MM is that you're supposed to replace it every so many years. Forgot. Maybe it's yearly it advises to remove half of it and replace with new MM. That would be a pain I'm thinking.
If Im wrong to put egg crate in then I wont , Im new to this and need advice on everything , I was told that it was to keep the rock off the glass so that there was no point load when the sand moves and the rock settles. I intend on having a lot of rock. Got some in the shed livening up now.
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Read this as I believe you'll create a plenum. How to Build a Plenum for a Saltwater Aquarium - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com

Not saying you shouldn't, but just understand what it might create and know how to deal with it.

I did a lot of flatter base rock when I built my tank so that the more shapely rock, with points and edges sat on top of it.
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Sorry i haven't bean on alot latley and everyone answered your question. If you have anymore questions i will try to answer them.
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Still dont know wether to go with the egg crate or not.
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