Carbon dosing - method testing started

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  1. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes - Im going to be adding various liquid supplements such as phyto, zoo plankton, etc - Ill just be using stuff that I feed to my reef normally to encourage it to get algae plagued

    1st sign of cyno in any tank and Ill take a syringe in capture some and distribute between the other 3

    your prediction may be right based on the research I have been doing prior to gaining the confidence to start this test

    be interesting to see if the difference are recordable and noticeable

    Steve
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Will be very interesting to see what the initial diatom bloom does.
     
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    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    none of the competitors will be run at the start Corailline
    just water movement and light

    Ill let it cycle , diatom out , and green and red arrive
    before putting the skimmers in, and then starting dosing
    Ill even leave the GFO out of the equation until there is measurable phosphate

    Steve
     
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    malac0da13 Torch Coral

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    This is probably the first time anyone is hoping for a wicked algae bloom and spreading it to other aquariums lol.

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    Nismo400rgtr Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    This is going to take a while :). Kudos Steve for your hard work!
     
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    benbabcock Bubble Tip Anemone

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    good job Steve. as a Bio-pellet user(NPX) its really important to me. thanks for investing so much time and money into bettering our hobby. now we finally get so see what K tops out at!
     
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    jkat21 Bangghai Cardinal

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    Im with ya on that one,although im using WM bio-pellets,but agree with you 100 % about Steves dedication to learning/experimenting.. K++ Steve..
     
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    exactlyobp Giant Squid

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    Wow you are crazy, Steve (in a really good way).

    Subscribed as well!
     
  11. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks for all the positive comments

    its a waiting game now
    I will be ghost feeding the tanks each day
    awaiting the cycle
    continually sharing water between the 4 set ups (ensure conditions are consistent in all 4)

    Ill post images before adding the skimmers etc , so everyone will see that I had 4 tanks in as identical as possible condition

    Steve
     
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    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    added more rock to all 4 tanks
    aquascaping sideways on is not as aesthetic pleasing but will suffice for purpose IMO

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    Tank 1 - will have GFO , extra flow
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    Tank 2 - will have Vodka
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    Tank 3 - will have Bio Fuel
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    Tank 4 - will have bio pellets
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    thats it for now, I feel there is enough rockwork in all 4 tanks
    and I will be cross contaminating to try and ensure even conditions before the players are put into play

    Steve