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    Re: Metrics of success

    Interesting. I suppose I will to begin checking that. I haven't ever had issues with my PH before and I kinda stopped testing it.

    Thanks for the reply.
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    Re: Metrics of success

    I have been toying with the idea of purigen for like 8 months. Could never bring myself to pay as much as they want for it. When I run out of carbon though, this time I may spring for it.

    My...
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    Re: Metrics of success

    Thanks for sharing the link :)
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    Re: Metrics of success

    Thanks for the reply Ace25.

    Yes, it was an HOB on the tank. I have the Octopus BH800s, so the the only thing in the tank was the skimmer cup, but it needed a complete cleaning badly and I was so...
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    Re: Metrics of success

    Ohh yeah, by the way... right now I feed 4 cubes a day of food like pe mysis and other frozen cubes and I feed 2-3 cubes of frozen cyclopeeze weekly. I need to make some more homemade mush and I will...
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    Re: Metrics of success

    Wow. It is interesting reading all of this. I don't know what to say to any of it. I know enough to know I don't know anything.

    I am going to keep going the way I am going and see how things turn...
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    Re: Metrics of success

    dtyharry: So, am I to understand that DOC is one other metric that could affecting the tank? What about ORP?

    Vannpytt: Can you elaborate some on your statement please?

    SantaMonica: Do you know...
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    Metrics of success

    So, I have been running without a skimmer and using the ATS for 5 weeks now with only one water change. I tested the water again last night still have undetectable nitrates and phosphates. (Before I...
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    Need Ideas for Analytical Research Thesis

    To whomever reads this,

    My name is Brandon and I am in my 4th year as a double major, (computer science and statistics.) I have one year and one semester left here at the University to complete...
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    Re: The Great Algae-Light Source Experiment

    Those things look awesome!

    I want to put two of those on my Christmas list! Where did you get them again? (Of course after you tell us how awesome they work!)

    Brandon
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    Re: My new ATS Please Help

    GAC removes DOC's... Vitamins, Amino Acids, Carbohydrates, etc. Skimmers do not remove these very well. After you remove them, you'll need to buy and dose more Selcon in order to put them back...
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    Re: My new ATS Please Help

    Thank you very much for your reply. Yes, I have ~7000gph of flow in the tank with all the powerheads, closed loop circulation pump spray bar and sump. I have water moving behind the rocks, next to...
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    Re: My new ATS Please Help

    bump.

    Can anyone wrap this up for me?
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    Re: My new ATS Please Help

    #2, So, I don't have to worry about my SPS dying without a skimmer as many other suggest out of fear and ignorance? So, the bottom line... I am completely safe removing my skimmer completely from the...
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    Re: My new ATS Please Help

    I wanted a back wall look. And NO I have zero dead spots and that was very hard to achieve :) -- I have about 7000 gallons per hour of pump drive in that tank and there isn't a quite spot in the...
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    Re: My new ATS Please Help

    First, thank you very much for the reply. Second, I have already installed some kick butt reflectors and put tin foil completely around the tank on the outside to keep light trapped in the sump for...
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    Re: My new ATS Please Help!

    So, run activated carbon and I can solve the issue of "algae exudes" ? Also, yes, I have not installed my reflectors yet. I have some white ABS I am going to use as reflectors and I may possibly add...
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    Re: My new ATS Please Help!

    Here is a basic image. For more details please visit my take website: http://truzul.com/ats

    One of my main concerns is that someone said I should worry about 'algae exudes' making my tank crash...
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    My new ATS Please Help

    BASICS OF MY NEED FOR HELP:

    Tank: 90g display with 240lbs of live rock and ~75g of actual system water. 14 fish and lots of coral that is not grown out. I consider that I feed heavily. Phosphates...
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    Re: The Great Algae-Light Source Experiment

    Awesome man. It will be interesting to see what you find out. Also, yeah, those will be some nice fixtures to have regardless.
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    Re: The Great Algae-Light Source Experiment

    I have been too busy to get involved with this just yet. However, I like where things are going and I look forward to seeing some results and very soon, providing my own.

    Brandon
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    Re: The Great Algae-Light Source Experiment

    I agree... that is why I was thinking of running the lights all on the same screen vertically. Split the same screen up into 3 "sections". Just run optics on the LED's and small black ABS pieces to...
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    Re: The Great Algae-Light Source Experiment

    Awesome :) -- I will be very interested to read the progress of this thread and contribute when I get back next week. I wish I was not headed out right now... oh wait, yeah I do... we will have a lot...
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    Re: Clarification from FAQ's

    Okay, unfortunately I am out of town on vacation and cannot take the time to post a long reply to all the theory talk here. I definitely have some things to add. For example from the NOAA:


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    Re: Clarification from FAQ's

    Chipper,

    I do not completely understand your post. You say nothing has been said about "final perceived color of the light". Florescent lights are not true black body objects. They have very...
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    Re: Clarification from FAQ's

    I am mathematician, so proving the why when we know the result is what it is all about :) -- Regardless, I also suspect it will reinforce what has already been tested and learned by the collective...
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    Re: Clarification from FAQ's

    What are you trying to say about us who don't like to take things at face value ;) heh :)
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    Re: Clarification from FAQ's

    I agree. If I had the room I would do it.
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    Re: Clarification from FAQ's

    Yeah, I would love to have an answer to this but I don't have access to the Biology Department professors until Fall semester starts. I actually could shoot one of them an email that came to our last...
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    Re: Clarification from FAQ's

    Okay, thank you.
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    Re: Clarification from FAQ's

    I am thinking of giving up on the questions and just go with either
    4 of these http://www.gladiatorlighting.com/produc ... GSTAR.html

    or 2 of these http://www.gladiatorlighting.com/produc ......
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    Re: Clarification from FAQ's

    I just talked to a physics professor here on campus. He assured me that if your goal is to target a wavelength, then kelvin ratings are completely unimportant and one should just look at the...
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    Re: Clarification from FAQ's

    So, I have been doing some research on color temperature vs wave length. I finally found a chart that helped clarify the explanations I have found.
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    Re: Clarification from FAQ's

    Hey all,

    I am sorry for my late reply and I appreciate your quick replies. Life temporarily took me away from this project.
    Just as a setup to all of this, this scrubber will go above my sump...
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    Clarification from FAQ's

    After much debate I have finally decided I am going to try an ATS and see if I can remove my skimmer.

    I know what my design approach is going to be now after reading through the entire FAQ's on...
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