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Old 07-13-2011, 04:41 PM   #171
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I need some gfo...not a replacement for pwc's though
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my 125g Sw...Round 2!http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...220171-33.html
ever see someone cut a 125g in half??
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Old 07-13-2011, 04:48 PM   #172
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Nope, it's especially helpful if you have corals since the phosphates can be detrimental to them. I believe it inhibits the coral from absorbing calcium.

i think anyways. I've read it somewhere on here. LOL
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:38 PM   #173
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Ok well I'll give it a few more water changes and see if it comes down before o try it but thanks for the tip... So what do those snails eat if they don't eat algae?!
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:48 PM   #174
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They eat uneaten food and other crap that floats around. I actually feed my 55g and all I have are snails and hermits.
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:56 PM   #175
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Haha ok I gotcha sounds like they may be a good idea, how many per gal would you suggest w those snails
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:12 AM   #176
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In have 20 in my cube so I'd say 10 maybe? I'm way overstocked on those snails lol
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Alrite sounds good, they look cool too
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Old 07-16-2011, 02:17 PM   #178
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Ok so I just did a test before a pwc on my freshly made ro 0 phosphates after I mixed my salt looked looked like I was around .25! Could my salt contain phosphate?? I bought a mid range priced salt. Maybe that's forming my red slime? It's really only on te sand now and the siphons not really picking it up likes it's too heavy ugh and I'm not sticking the siphon deep into the sand anymore either this is the salt I bought been using it buckets almost gone , and that slime is starting to get annoying lol atleast it's not growing on the rocks anymore
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Old 07-16-2011, 02:28 PM   #179
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If theres a chance theres phosphates in your salt just try a different salt mix. I use the cheap instant ocean salt and can't complain.
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Well maybe I'll switch to that next time when I finish this bucket, is it maybe time to change my canister filter media?? How often should I be changing it
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