Carbon dosing - method testing started

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by steve wright, Mar 24, 2011.

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  1. dowtish

    dowtish Horrid Stonefish

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    I'm almost tempted to order some Ecobak and send it to you!

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  3. malac0da13

    malac0da13 Torch Coral

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    Can't wait to see results. Im rooting for the vodka lol!

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  4. inwall75

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    ....and it's on!!!
     
  5. Kllrfsh

    Kllrfsh Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Great concept! Subscribed, and looking forward to the outcome(s) on this one.
     
  6. gcarroll

    gcarroll Zoanthid

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    Steve, looks like a great idea. One problem I see is that you may see better results in the first and last tanks since the midle tanks should be getting more light. How much more? I have no real hard numbers but test results have showed that the light output on the end of T5 fixtures is not as bright as the middle of the fixture.
     
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    This surely makes my top 3 all time greatest threads list! This is going to be very interesting for sure.
     
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  9. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    that would be cool, but possibly problematic and very expensive
    but thanks dowtish

    Im voting for all 4 and may be changing how I do things based on the outcome
    thanks malac0da13

    it is, time to actually try and get a filthy tank - the irony of which does not escape me
    thanks for the help in getting the plan formulated.

    thank you Kllrfsh

    Thank you gcarroll
    I believe your right in that, thats why I blanked off between tanks
    but the last inch or 2 of the lamps is less light I believe
    if tank 2 or 3 seem (with Vodka and Bio fuel respectively) to be doing better during testing
    I can repeat tests at later date changing the positions and place those 2 at either end, and then run the bio pellets and GFO tanks 1 and 4 in the middle - its a great point, and I appreciate the input.

    if 1 method seems to work better irrespective of position under the tubes
    then I believe, the results would be validated?

    thank you reefmonkey
    Ill be making the salt water today and hopefully filling and adding rock/ sand tomorrow
     
  10. pink4miss

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    also subscribed and looking forward to the readings
     
  11. NittyGritty

    NittyGritty Millepora

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    This is awesome, Steve.
     
  12. M-Ocean Man

    M-Ocean Man Flame Angel

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    Steve,
    All I have to say is . . . happy birthday buddy!

    hahahahah you never cease to amaze us!!!

    So you indicated you would encourage higher levels of nitrates/phosphates etc - at least two or three powder blue tangs in each of those 10 gallon cubes, right? That'd give you some levels to work with!

    Really man - subscribing like everyone else to see what your wisdom and patience can reveal about the experimental methods!!!