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    What I still believe (and see in my tank) is that...

    What I still believe (and see in my tank) is that when the algae (types) in the scrubber has a faster growth ability then the ones in the DT, the DT algae will eventually die-off and vanish.

    I...
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    Thnx garf.. computer sciences.. but he that's not...

    Thnx garf.. computer sciences.. but he that's not as interesting as the spare time investigation in biology :)
    For now not done any waterchanges, but maybe I will go forward doing a major one.
    ...
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    @Garf: correct, I use 50w LED + 48 watt T5 ever...

    @Garf: correct, I use 50w LED + 48 watt T5 ever since..
    The salt I used is from Red-Sea.

    Just an up-date on the past months:

    After a huge plague of aiptasia, which I overcame with the help of...
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    just fantastic!

    just fantastic!
  5. Thread: Sponges

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    Sponge is almost a plague in my ATS tank... ...

    Sponge is almost a plague in my ATS tank...
    Every low light space, like between the rocks, is taken by white sponge.. some `tunnelsī Iīve build in the scape are completly filled by sponge. even in...
  6. The simple fact is that detrius is part of the...

    The simple fact is that detrius is part of the feeding cycle we replicate where the ATS is the base controling component.. the other "controls" are the additives..
    so itīs a matter of getting all...
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    Maybe ā route like the planted tanks:
    http://www.theplantedtank.co.uk/PMDD.htm
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    I recently had a discussion with a micro...

    I recently had a discussion with a micro biologist (funny fact I found later: the inventor of biopellets) , he also more or less brought up this subject.. after some exchange of ideas, he came with...
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    Appart from the P level, any noticeable...

    Appart from the P level, any noticeable differences? Coloration/pe/growth/..
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    Just Stunning! Your animals look very happy. ...

    Just Stunning! Your animals look very happy.

    Like the sponge culture.
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    Like the discussion and the opinions about K. ...

    Like the discussion and the opinions about K.

    But how about incorporating potassium rich food in the mix, like banana's ? could it keep up?

    I bumped into this research which is related:...
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    below

    below <400nm is discussed here:
    http://algaescrubber.net/forums/showthread.php?2169-Skimmers-help-Scrubbers-breathe/page2
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    Just amazing looking colors kotlec! What you do...

    Just amazing looking colors kotlec!
    What you do too keep them like that?
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    Thanks for these pics! Amazing!

    Thanks for these pics! Amazing!
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    Stil going strong.. Evolved over time..so here...

    Stil going strong..

    Evolved over time..so here a new result movies.

    This is my last harvest from last weekend.. about 2 weeks growth:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvfG09n_DFk

    I've...
  16. Thread: Dempsey pic

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    beautifull fish.. Still like the FW fishies :)

    beautifull fish.. Still like the FW fishies :)
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    I feed 2 times the equivalent of 3 cubes DIY food...

    I feed 2 times the equivalent of 3 cubes DIY food a day (so about 6 to 7 in total) not too much stock (2 cardinals, striped hawaian surgeon, mini wrase, cleaner schrimps, pepermint schrimps and some...
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    Sometimes when i'm lazy on the cleanings the...

    Sometimes when i'm lazy on the cleanings the water colors up green/brownish..but my main "issue" was the build-up of particles in the water column.. which builded up that much that they were very...
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    The advantage I think for this solution is there...

    The advantage I think for this solution is there are also bubbles going upstream on the waterfall,
    Which kicks growth..also much quicker dense green growth. And the algae strains have become...
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    Sadly to say my copperband has got his sailors...

    Sadly to say my copperband has got his sailors grave..he stopped eating just so..I tried to get him on froze food, by supplying live an frozen..but he stopped taking both live and frozen.
    Sadly also...
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    After first cleaning with air..day 12 .. Also...

    After first cleaning with air..day 12 .. Also filmed my bubble trap in request..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiZ72OAJ1_o
  22. Thread: Co2 turbo

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    Hm om sorry but I have been thinking about co2...

    Hm om sorry but I have been thinking about co2 also for a long time.
    And maybe this is worth a try, because I think the theory might work:
    Add air when the scrubber lights are off, and add co2 when...
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    Of go for T5's..

    Of go for T5's..
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    Pics: 1) Sand snail..since week 7...

    Pics:

    1) Sand snail..since week 7
    http://doompie.net/plaatjes/aquabouw/2012/4mei/IMG_6444_OK.jpg

    2) and buddy
    http://doompie.net/plaatjes/aquabouw/2012/4mei/IMG_6448_OK.jpg

    3) Feeding it...
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    Just an idea, I've ordered on of those:...

    Just an idea, I've ordered on of those: http://www.fish-street.com/nano_dosing_pump
    just too see what it's like.

    Specs look quite well. Slowest mode is 6 ml / hour which reflects to 0,1 ml/minute...
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    My e-shine LED grow fixture seems to do a good...

    My e-shine LED grow fixture seems to do a good job.

    When you browse around here, you'll find that 660nm LED's will work well. So when that requirement is met, you'll probably be fine.
  27. Thread: Co2 turbo

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    Thanks for that info Garf..seem to make sense.

    Thanks for that info Garf..seem to make sense.
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    Depending on the planned size of your screen, but...

    Depending on the planned size of your screen, but I would go for the UAS. About the size of floyds would work well on that sized tank. Have you seen his growth after just 2 weeks? Quite easy too...
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    Whaaaaat!! how insanely cool is that..*i'm not...

    Whaaaaat!! how insanely cool is that..*i'm not jealous..i'm NOT jealous*
    Very curious to see that!
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    Yes that would work, but it's just the air that...

    Yes that would work, but it's just the air that is making the water flow, so just an air pump is more plancton/living food friendly..
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    New vid, growth day 13.. Maybe it does something...

    New vid, growth day 13..
    Maybe it does something ;)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq2D3lGprko&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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    Looking good so far! What lighting have you...

    Looking good so far!

    What lighting have you planned?
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    Welcome here :D As stated before, I like your...

    Welcome here :D

    As stated before, I like your designs very much. Well though off and I think will perform..Too add a lid seems like a good idea.
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    Yup, I can silence it completely by turning down...

    Yup, I can silence it completely by turning down the overflow ballvalve. But this is more reliable and I think helps in my growth.
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    For anyone with an exsisting scrubber: I came...

    For anyone with an exsisting scrubber:

    I came with this:
    Raise the water level in de scrubber box a bit (approx total of 5 cm) and add air..See the results for your selfs..
    My air bubbles even...
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    Very Nice Kerry! Thanks a lot for sharing! Looks...

    Very Nice Kerry! Thanks a lot for sharing! Looks nice and healthy.
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    Dark growth usually means more light is needed. ...

    Dark growth usually means more light is needed.

    High nitrates turn your screen dark. But I was wondering while reading trough this topic, did you replace your skimmer with a scrubber (on an...
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    That's impressive growth kerry! Will you share a...

    That's impressive growth kerry!
    Will you share a tank shot?
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    I know.. I've got me a Chelmon Rostratus for...

    I know.. I've got me a Chelmon Rostratus for that, but he/she's not very willing yet..
    So might go looking for other alternatives soon..
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    I've increased feeding.. Last cleaning: 10...

    I've increased feeding..

    Last cleaning: 10 days growth

    LED side:
    http://doompie.net/plaatjes/aquabouw/april2012/IMG_6989.JPG

    T5 side:...
  41. Thread: Bleeching..

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    Maybe you've got a very fair point there Ace. If...

    Maybe you've got a very fair point there Ace.
    If you look at fora which SPS systems are most succesfull are almost all (fully) automated..In case off a scrubber that would mean adding a...
  42. Thread: Bleeching..

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    Oh yes love this discussion already ;) Found...

    Oh yes love this discussion already ;)

    Found Some interesting article stating:
    "Alkalinity level appears to be a critical factor in SPS coloration. Normal seawater level of 2.5meq/l does not seem...
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    Thanks very much.. The outflow I will take...

    Thanks very much..

    The outflow I will take picutres of very soon..I'm a bit busy lately with work..

    @Jaseon, Thanks, Haarlem is a nice city, and close too Amsterdam..

    Few Coral Shots,...
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    Thank allot for the input so far.. I checked...

    Thank allot for the input so far..
    I checked over the parameters every week and really never measured any N or P, tested both with JBL and Sera. Ca and Mg and Ph are all just fine. Also the...
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    LoL :D ...

    LoL :D

    http://countdownimages.org/cdwn/1_5lx_666666.png
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    Thanks Julio, I'm very curious what is your...

    Thanks Julio,
    I'm very curious what is your experience of the plus to add this plenum to the system..
  47. Thread: Bleeching..

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    Bleeching..

    Hi Guys,

    Oke it seems like I have bleeching issues...I've lost most of my stoney corals in about 4 weeks time (mid feb / mid march)..without changing anything though..
    They all started too bleech...
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    Small up-date on Micro organisms.. 1) Normal...

    Small up-date on Micro organisms..

    1) Normal Cleaning
    http://doompie.net/plaatjes/aquabouw/12-4-2012/IMG_6305.jpg

    2) Long shutter time to see the particles in the water...
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    I have two 3G 50 watt's Works fine on my SM100...

    I have two 3G 50 watt's

    Works fine on my SM100 clone, just be carefull with water contact, fans are a bit noisy, but light spectrum and intensity are fine. Currently running 12 hours..
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    Wow there is a lot of information here, thanks...

    Wow there is a lot of information here, thanks for all the posts..

    Kinda made the descision on all the input to go for the Ca reactor..Because it is low on maintenance, no fidling with recepies,...
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