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    Re: Dino plague in scrubbed tank.

    I think we NEED a picture and a proper id,,without them we are all guessing, could be anything,fungus,algae,diatom,dino,,,,anything.....
  2. Re: Just something I noticed recently with my ATS

    good observation!
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    Re: Water tests on my 40G scrubber tank

    love the beer can reflectors! LOL
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    Re: Miracles 144/125 Rimless

    nice job! that loc-line would drive me nuts too. maybe after they are encrusted they will blend...? Nice neat sump too! :)
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    Re: randy's 2 parts and algae scrubber

    I have been dosing randys 2-part for 2 years now,I only do about a 5% w/c per year,,If it not for mis-haps I would not even do that...
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    clown fish fry in a scrubed tank

    wondering about raising clown fish larva/fry in my scrubbed tank. there should be enough live food in the water. so what if I place the larva in a breeder net? would any make it? I know this might...
  7. Re: Help with Acros, no PE, dark (not brown) colors

    my mag was up around 1800 a few months back,,,I did a 15% w/c and waited a few weeks,,thats all it took to get it to 1300ppm,,so dont kill yourself with the w/c :)
  8. I chuckle when I see posts about hair algae!

    when I see someone on R/C posting about hair algae issues I just laugh! I am tempted to post "get an ATS" but I know it will fall on def ears,,and cause a firestorm of skimmer advocates. I have not...
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    Re: No water changes.. pls help.

    santa: you lost me :)

    so do we have to change any water or no?
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    Sticky: Re: New sizing guidelines

    my screen is now 6"x12" so 72 square inches and I have 46 watts per side. So my light is still a little low? Maybe I will try larger bulbs. Where can I get 150watt equivalent bulbs cheap?
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    Re: No water changes.. pls help.

    for it to be 5% out of whack ,I think that would take 1.9 years. Think I will just do a 10% w/c every 2 years if that's the case.

    We need a chemist to tell us at what % is considered "out of...
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    Re: No water changes.. pls help.

    did a little research on this and it seems to me that in order for you to replace all of the ions with chloride ions via dosing it would take you a LONG time. lets say on a 55 gallon tank you dosed...
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    Re: No water changes.. pls help.

    yes , more on this please! does sm have ant thoughts on this?
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    Re: Question?

    I have had the same issue with the cheaper(no name) bulbs.
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    Re: hammer corals back in decline

    the coral is starting to recover! and I have done NOTHING,,,,strange!
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    Re: Looking for some design help.

    I am sure it would work, but I think you are over thinking this one,and trying to use to many "spare parts"

    I would sell the power compacts and use the money to build a great "normal" scrubber...
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    Re: hammer corals back in decline

    yea my hammer is still not looking good but all other corals are fine. I dosed a total of 12 Iron suplement tablets over the course of 5 days. Does not seem like it would be enough to do any harm as...
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    Sticky: Re: New sizing guidelines

    i think I have 1.5 watts per inch,how many watts am I shooting for per inch? I can cut the screen so It is shorter (top to bottom) will that help? I do not want to have to re-work my acrylic box or...
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    Sticky: Re: New sizing guidelines

    my screen is 10" tall and 16" long with 4 26 watt bulbs(2 each side). right now I feed about 3 total cubes per day. Am I good?
    that's 160 total square inches rite?
    52 watts per side rite?
    104...
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    Re: hammer corals back in decline

    when you over dosed iron did corals that wear half dead recover? This guy is not showing any RTN but he is showing tissue loss on half the heads:(
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    Re: hammer corals back in decline

    santa,,,you,,,your good! lol I just started dosing iron to try and reduce the hydrogen sulfide that my old deep sand bed was making. I will stop dosing and see what happens. will the algae quickly...
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    how much to feed this time around?

    well about 2 weeks ago I had to clean 100% of everything off of my scrubber screen so now it is like I am starting over with a new scrubber. I am just starting to get some green growth. This time...
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    please define some words for me

    can someone please give me some simple,easy and short definitions of this:

    DOC?
    organics?
    inorganics?
    TOC?

    I have an idea of what they are as I have been reefing for a LONG time now,,but I...
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    hammer corals back in decline

    thought it was my ph due to brewing beer in basement where sump is,,,thought it was hydrogensulphide due to remote deep sand bed,,,but I guess it is something else? everything in my system has...
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    Re: film algae on glass ,,again..

    wow my head hurts,,,great debate tho....
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    Re: film algae on glass ,,again..

    WOW look what I started!!! great read!!!!
  27. Re: help!! hammer coral and yellow tang sudden death!!

    i will check that out thanks!
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    santa: I just spent hours reading about hydrogen sulfide,It seems that intense light,iron,and flow will break it down. will the algae consume it as well? even if algae does not consume it ,it looks...
  29. Re: help!! hammer coral and yellow tang sudden death!!

    Yea I used the ATS solely for 2 years,and everything was great, then 2 months ago I had the bright idea of adding a remote deep sand bed. No more tinkering for this kid :)
  30. Re: help!! hammer coral and yellow tang sudden death!!

    Think I found the cause,,,,deep remote sand bed,,,smelled like rotten eggs NOTHING BUT ATS FROM NOW ON!!!!
  31. Re: help!! hammer coral and yellow tang sudden death!!

    my tank is fully stocked and about 6 years old. My soft corals and other inverts all look ok for now,this seams to only affect sps lps and fish..(first)...?

    damsels ok
    clowns sluggish
    shrimp...
  32. help!! hammer coral and yellow tang sudden death!!

    this morning I woke up to a retracted dying hammer coral ,later this morning my yellow tang who was fine this morning just became paralised and is lying on the bottom twiching,,,well he was...
  33. Thread: pump failure

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    Re: pump failure

    Just made a discovery! I dont think it was the scrubbers fault! I started home brewing a while back,and the day my corals wear dying was the same day I placed a fermenter right next to my sump in the...
  34. Thread: pump failure

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    Re: pump failure

    wonder what chemical made ALL the corals slime up and cause the sps to die so quickly,,,,,ammonia? This all happened in 8 hours after the scrubber was returned to service. I think the scrubber must...
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    Re: pump failure

    yea,, I was not sure if some algae"spores" would make it.....That's why I did not clean it to "new"....I did a huge water change and the water is clearing. It sucks because I went soooo long without...
  36. Thread: pump failure

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    Re: pump failure

    I just did a normal cleaning with hack saw blade.
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    Re: pump failure

    woke up this morning to a cloudy tank and dead sps and dying lps:( soft are fine. CA&ALK fine temp. fine
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    pump failure

    my scrubbers pump stopped working for 7 days due to a bad powerstrip. all week I could smell something ocean like but could not find the source until today when I went to clean my screen and found it...
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    Re: film algae on glass ,,again..

    I am finding that if I change my bulbs every 2 months that the algae on the glass subsides quiet a bit....what does this mean,,,I havent a clue...but for now everything is looking good..& still lovin...
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    Re: film algae on glass ,,again..

    my bulbs wear less than 2 months old,but i changed anyhow . they wear cheapo bulbs so maybe thats y?

    and good points about the magnetic algae cleaner....much like cleaning a scrubber screen,,your...
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    Re: film algae on glass ,,again..

    good news! i changed my scrubber bulbs and the algae on the glass is far less! there was still a little growing on the glass but my new snails are doing a great job with it.
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    Re: film algae on glass ,,again..

    got any definitions of TOC or DOC? examples? never gave them a second thought after switching to a scrubber..
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    Re: film algae on glass ,,again..

    think I found one of my problems! just got my new test kit in and my magnesium is at 1800+!! magnesium has been shown to kill hair algae off at that level. I am going to do a small waterchange with...
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    Re: film algae on glass ,,again..

    o yea: my screen is 16"x9" lit by 2 bulbs on each side with diy coffee can reflectors lined with mylar as the reflective surface I have a 750 gph pump at one foot head for flow and my tank is 55...
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    Re: film algae on glass ,,again..

    It may be cyano,,,looks like cyano,,,,,but i have NO cyano in display? strange....well I changed bulbs today anyhow. The bulbs I have been using are the 23 watt 27000k ,,, santa should i try the 34...
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    Re: film algae on glass ,,again..

    yes it is green film algae on the glass. some days it will cover the viewing panes in 12 hours and other times it takes 48 hours. I have noticed that my scrubber screen is growing some maroon colored...
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    film algae on glass ,,again..

    this algae that grows on my glass is driving me nuts :!: It will cover the viewing panes in 24 hours. I have no other algae in the system(except for the scrubber screen of course!) any tips?
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    Re: was watching (tanked) and wondered...

    IMO fish only swim long distances to find more food when they consume the food where they are. like tangs that will eat every little strand of algae on a reef then move to the next reef while the...
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    Re: was watching (tanked) and wondered...

    hi stocking is not MY goal,I am happy with my 9 fish:) but I would love to see someone put a bunch of tangs in a small space using a large scrubber long term..that would change the game!
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    Re: was watching (tanked) and wondered...

    well just an update: I have 9 fish in my 45 gallon and so far everything is great....so far.....
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