Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by steve wright, Mar 24, 2011.
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looking good Steve! It's a pleasure to be following along on this.
Great thread. I cant wait to see the out come and currently have the algae blooms. More Cyano than anything. Cant wait to see what happens.
This made me laugh!
Great setup Steve, each day I check in and look forward to seeing the results and discussions in this thread. It's great to see you grabbing the bull by the horns and perfoming this experiment for so many others benefit.
thank you all very much
I may get a new image up in a day or 2
the diatom stage is already in process, rocks and sand bed within the 1st week
and its appearing on the tank walls now also
If you really want algae blooms- place the tanks in front of natural sun light for a week (in a window)- then you'll have what your after.
Tried this, as I was trying to cut down on the power bill, coral loved it, but the tank walls did not. Tons af algae growth in only a few days.
This will also let you see how phosphates, and silica really have an effect on aquarium water.
That can be arranged
This is gonna be helpful to so many people. This is another reason I love the people here and this forum. Great job
I apologize if I missed this somewhere. Being a bio pellet user I was curious. How will you be treating the bio pellet dosed tank?...ie, canister filter, modified media reactor, bio pellets reactor?
I've been seeing pellet specific reactors coming out recently that are directed at increasing flow throughout the pellet media over typical reactors. I've modified my own based on the reef octopus design. There's another that swirls the pellets via cyclonic motion to keep them literally suspended in water.--YouTube "JNS reactor"
I feel results with pellets will vary not only with manufacturer but method of application as well. These technologies are fairly new and almost lends to debate similar to LED vs. Halides in terms of which is best to use. I doubt your looking to get to technical for this experiment but just throwing it out there.
Awesome thread, Steve. Cant wait to see this experiment take shape. I feel like I'm watching my tank cycle again :-[
I think it's a good time for high stakes ... $10 on the Vodka tank!
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