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Old 12-05-2013, 02:54 PM   #1
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what are probes

Hi ive started researching saltwater tanks just wondered what probes are do I need probes, if I do need them wheres the best place for them in the sump? Thanks
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Two kinds of probes, those used to ground the tank from stray voltages (something you probably don't need) and probes that connect to devices that measure Ph and other tank values.

The sump works fine for placement.
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Old 12-05-2013, 05:19 PM   #3
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Thanks are they essential or ate they added extras
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For a cost conscious system, they are not necessary. Test kits can tell you what you need to know about water quality. If you ever buy a computer to run the system, there will be probes associated with that equipment .
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Ok thanks wonder if you could answer another question for me in my sump I will be having a refugium with macro algae I think thats what im thinking of its the green thin curly stuff lol sorry cant rember if thats the proper name for it anyway what do I put in the refugium with it couple of bits of live rock and do I use live sand to hold it down or is there better stuff to use
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If it's chaeto your referring to, I just use a bit of string and make a loose bundle of it and let it float.
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Yes thats the stuff do I not put any live rock in there with it then and no bed
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It's up to you. I would have live rock in the sump with the chaeto. I am not a follower of sand beds in sumps. I know it works for many people, I just elected to go a different way.
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It's up to you. I would have live rock in the sump with the chaeto. I am not a follower of sand beds in sumps. I know it works for many people, I just elected to go a different way.
I need to remove the sand bed in my refugium. Thought it would be nice to have but i was wrong
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What went wrong with the sand bed
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