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Old 12-28-2004, 10:44 PM   #21
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15g for a 65g aquarium every 2 weeks just got my RO so now I'm doing 5 gallons a day to clear it out. I'm impatient and I have a saltwater aquarium funny how things work out :-\
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Old 03-25-2005, 06:55 PM   #22
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Great Subject,

I have a very automated system...except for water changes. I love to watch and hand feed my inhabitants, but never seem to find the time for the water changes. I must confess to only doing a 15 gal change in a 96 Gal system only about once every 3 to 4 months. I never measure any nitrate buildup or see unhealthiness, so I can't make myself do the task. The tank is filtered by 110 lbs LR, a small mechanical filter, 2 powerheads, a prism skimmer, and an "ecosystem" type caulerpa algae scrubber (16gals of 96gal system). I have a 6" regal blue tang, a 4" yellow tang, 2 ocellaris clowns, a 3"coral beauty, and a single 2" green chromis. Also it has several soft corals, 2 hard corals and many inverts. It has been running very successfully for over two years now.

However, recently, an outbreak of red fuzzy algae is quickly spreading. I did a water change upon first noticing this (with a manual cleanup attempt) and then did another 2 weeks later to try and stop the spread. It seems to have no affect and I still measure no nitrate build up. It concerns me and I'm not sure if it's related to infrequent water changes. Its a subject under the "identification" forum.
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