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  1. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    thank you pink4miss

    Thanks Nitty Gritty

    every day is my birthday M-Ocean Man
    I think maybe Tomini or Kole Tangs may be better
    or regal Tangs as the hobby would not make them so small, if they where not designed to fit in small tanks LOL?
     
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  3. NittyGritty

    NittyGritty Millepora

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    Hey to get them full of cyano and GHA you should have 4 newbs come over and "do the best they can" to properly maintain them like me! I will have you cyano in like 3 days LOL;D
     
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    malac0da13 Torch Coral

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    I just noticed youdont have a control tank. How will you know if the problem just doesn't work itself out? Maybe you should start encouraging the algae in you reef tank? Jk

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  5. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Tank 1 is the control tank malac0da

    IME GHA and Cyno, phosphates and Nitrates
    do not go away on their own, they just get worse

    so tank 1 will run typical cures for these issues

    increased flow and GFO etc (maybe even some snails etc when the time comes)
    the other 3 tanks will be carbon dosed to see if they alone can deal with the nitrate phosphate, and algaes (cyno being my biggest concern as carbon sources will probably encourage them, thus I might need additional flow in combination with carbon source
     
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    Will you be using sand a rock in them? absorption and then subsequent leeching of phosphate from the rock and sand is a common problem.
     
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    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh yeah

    I have some rock Sostoudt
    I cherry picked the dirtiest, greenest and reddest pieces yesterday
    the LFS owner tried to talk me out of them
    he then tried rinsing the 1st piece
    I stopped him

    I have an algae plague in the making - keeping it alive in that spare 5 gallon I have with a HOB filter on

    I am going to smash the rocks and divide them between the 4 tanks
    so there is no advantage or disadvantage offered to any 1 tank based on rock pieces that went in there

    Steve
     
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  9. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    thanks to whoever took out the spammer?

    Steve
     
  10. inwall75

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    Yep, I'm still up. LOL
     
  11. Siddique

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    wow another great experiment.
    I'l subscribe to this one for sure.
    Thanks so much for existing Steve!;)
     
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    Siddique Dragon Wrasse

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    I had a huge, unsightly, disgusting, mind altering outbreak of GHA in my main tank. I lost almost all my prized corals.
    Nothing worked, GFO, AO, Bio Pellets, Carbon, Chemi Pure, Vodka and water changes beyond belief.
    I gave up but just left the tank running on it's own with just top off water added. Lights still came on as usual cuz of the few pieces of surviving coral.
    And to this day, I have no idea what brought back this tank to zero GHA.
    I removed all filter media and just left sponges and skimmer.

    I'm wondering if you're planning on running a tank on its own without any sort of rectifying media?