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Old 03-04-2009, 05:03 PM   #11
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Do you have a spare HOB filter or canister filter? If you do fill it with filter floss and run it on the system for a few days. That should help remove particles from the water. I agree with Kurt I don't think it is CA precipitate in the water.
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With that alkalinity, pretty sure it isn't calcium. Not sure what's going on, but don't do the methylene blue idea someone posted. Really bad idea.
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Do you think it is my power head placement? I will try to do an ascii drawing to show you locations...

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p = 350 gph powerhead aimed towards middle front glass (Both are)
K = Koralia 4 1200 gph which is set 8" from top of water aiming towards center of live rock in the tank
R = Return which is angling slightly downward 1" below the water surface.

I have a pura pad in my trickle filter and was hoping that would help. Is it a good idea to have a pad in the top of the drip tray or is it a nitrate factory?

Edit, ignore the apostrophes I put them in so the drawing would not be distorted.
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What do you guys think about it? I am pretty sure my substrate is being blown around more than it should.
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If it is, you should be able to see it clearly - not just assume so becasue dust is blowing. Can ya tilt the PHs up more towards the surface instead of at the sand?
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why it can't add calcium?what would be the effect?


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why it can't add calcium?what would be the effect?
Huh?

Oh... and you might want to take the link out of your post that looks like a signature line. Someone might think you're trying to spam the board or something.
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