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    Thanks SM . appreciate it. Questions 1. i...

    Thanks SM . appreciate it.
    Questions 1. i realised i havent been consistent with keeping my bulbs at 3months old. the last time i changed bulbs was 6months ago. i believe this has caused my rock to...
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    Pic....a lot of green but few spots of coralline...

    Pic....a lot of green but few spots of coralline algae. 63986399
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    Just tested my phosphate '0'

    Just tested my phosphate '0'
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    haven't tested though. no signs of slime but...

    haven't tested though. no signs of slime but rocks are covered with green algae that tangs n rabbitfish love.
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    No purple/red coralline algae

    Hi, I have a few tanks using ats.
    Why are most of them void of purple coralline algae?
    At the best , there is a little coralline algae. Any reason?
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts n experience :)
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    perhaps u could use aluminium foil n 'tailor' it...

    perhaps u could use aluminium foil n 'tailor' it to fit. i use clothes peg to make the aluminium foil stay:)
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    Does different algae eg chaeto , caulerpa, sea...

    Does different algae eg chaeto , caulerpa, sea lettuce,
    release different trace elements into the water?

    Can this be tested?
  8. Sticky: i'm camping here. i like these seaweed :) ...

    i'm camping here. i like these seaweed :)

    reminds me of my caulerpa lentillifera which grew so well n lush, but that was past :(
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    so... how to use ats and maintain tank water as...

    so... how to use ats and maintain tank water as though its newly mixed salt water. i guess, this is for keeping

    more sensitive sps and fishes.
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    How would u re-cycle water from vacuum sand bed?

    How would u re-cycle water from vacuum sand bed?
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    Q1 Why wont u recommend trace? Q2 Whats coral...

    Q1 Why wont u recommend trace?

    Q2 Whats coral food particles? n why?

    Q3 How about sodium bicarbonate, magnesium n calcium?

    Thanks bro, u r a marine genius :))
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    Lol What trace elements / additives would u...

    Lol

    What trace elements / additives would u recommend. I'm currently using only Lugols iodine.

    Thanks so much
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    So why r people still doing wc

    So why r people still doing wc
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    any Thoughts on REcycling salt water?

    just some thoughts going thru my mind - REcycling salt water.

    If i can take away the Nitrate n Phosphate from used (discarded after WC) by using ats or chaeto or refugium technique,

    then add...
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    cfl 23w 6000k

    what's the difference between cfl 23w 2700k and the 6000k? thanks
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    Saltish :)

    Saltish :)
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    ok. thanks. I will do that. That will start...

    ok. thanks. I will do that.

    That will start the cycle all over?

    Should i use the saw blade on the screen?

    Also I have 3 peppermint shrimps in the sump - do u think that significantly...
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    Just wondering if cleaning off the present screen...

    Just wondering if cleaning off the present screen 50%? 70%? Or 90%
    and put a 30w cfl would help?
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    So, to save labour, perhaps a 30w 2700k cfl bulb...

    So, to save labour, perhaps a 30w 2700k cfl bulb would be good to make
    the scrubber stronger?
    I have increased my life stock in both tanks and I'm feeding about
    1.5cubes a day.

    What's your...
  20. Yes magnesium, calcium, sodium bicarbonate,...

    Yes magnesium, calcium, sodium bicarbonate,
    iodide. The major stuff.
    I think depends in what u keep n how
    Particular u are about their brilliance ,
    cus I've experienced without trace elements...
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    5440 5441 close up of what's in the sump

    5440

    5441 close up of what's in the sump
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    finally got my pics into microsoft system....

    finally got my pics into microsoft system.
    5439sump is on the left, right is the main tank.
  23. one year bro. since my ats started working well

    one year bro. since my ats started working well
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    Caulerpa lentillifera has been in my tank for...

    Caulerpa lentillifera has been in my tank for reef scaping by attaching
    to my tonga branches , helps in extracting N n P, feeding tangs, as well
    as shashimi
    You can see it on my thread 'trouble...
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    The thumb nail is the Main tank. Thanks

    The thumb nail is the Main tank. Thanks
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    Trouble shooting my 2ft tank ats

    5402 this side using 23w 2,700k cfl

    5404 this side using sunlight, which is at its maximum now.

    Brief History - i started the ats about 2 years back. Initially had alot of trouble getting the...
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    Elaborate pls What I understand is that these...

    Elaborate pls

    What I understand is that these softies need the proper chemistry n
    light to grow well n brilliant. Pls correct me if I'm wrong.

    Is the amino acids not affecting the softies ?
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    Have been dosing Concentrate Amino acids...

    Have been dosing Concentrate Amino acids (Seachem) about a month back n now
    seeing results. All softies GSP , zoas, more brilliant now.

    I remembered reading a marine biologist article about how...
  29. Bud thanks for explaining. Don't mind me...

    Bud thanks for explaining.

    Don't mind me asking-
    1.what's the best way to scape it off ?

    2. Would the half inch thick gha grow back so quickly in 10days?

    3. I don't see any pods in my...
  30. I'm now on a 10day cleaning cycle which allows...

    I'm now on a 10day cleaning cycle which allows the gha to grow better.
    How should I clean the screen?
    Spray with fresh water? Pluck out one-third of gha ? Or.....
  31. i wonder if i remove the rocks, scrub it n sun it...

    i wonder if i remove the rocks, scrub it n sun it - would that remove the phosphate faster?
  32. ats algae nice n long BUT main tank also.....

    4716this is the side with 20w 2,700 cfl
    4717 this is the sun side. It gets about 3hrs of full sun.
    4718 nice chunks of gha from the 20w side
    4719 My display with gha n all sorts of macro algae. ...
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    is it correct to say that if the ats is working...

    is it correct to say that if the ats is working well, so N and P is zero, there will be no nuisance algae n slime? this is the visual test kit
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    by large i have stayed away from vinegar, sugar,...

    by large i have stayed away from vinegar, sugar, or vodka dosing cus once u start, there is no ending - like a junkie :)

    I hope u have a large segment of ceramic rings or life rocks to nitrify the...
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    Question is should i cut back 1hr light on my ats...

    Question is should i cut back 1hr light on my ats so that there is abit more N and P for the softies to color up?

    Am i on the correct thought process?
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    i tend to agree with u. My sps has colored up...

    i tend to agree with u. My sps has colored up green, pink n purple, wow i am surprised. But now to trouble-shoot on the softies.
    So do u dose trace elements?
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    Please elaborate . Tks

    Please elaborate . Tks
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    Corals not so brilliant

    Hi I have been fiddling with ats for 1.5 yrs. My corals r not so brilliant
    now compared to the pre-ats days when I water change weekly. Of course
    I now water change monthly(that's the bonus ), but...
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    How interesting to see my thread resurrected!!! ...

    How interesting to see my thread resurrected!!!

    is there any difference in using the outlet of the main tank or skimmer ?

    Does using spirulina in feed affect algae growth?
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    Update pics-4001this side of ats is sun...

    Update pics-4001this side of ats
    is sun powered.
    40004000this
    side is 23w cfl,12 hrs daily , 2 months already , weekly cleaned.
    4002brown slime still exist.
    4003black hairy algae having a...
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    Thanks SM Cheers to a great Educator n sharing...

    Thanks SM
    Cheers to a great Educator n sharing ur wisdom
  42. my screens are tied pvc pipes with 3 cable ties,...

    my screens are tied pvc pipes with 3 cable ties, with a clear plastic wrap to prevent splash . I use the cut off tips of the cable ties to pin thru the plastic wrap to prevent it from shifting or...
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    Thanks SM is there a link to your page on...

    Thanks SM

    is there a link to your page on wattage. thanks
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    1/4 cube and 1/2 cube for the other tank ...

    1/4 cube

    and 1/2 cube for the other tank

    Thanks
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    About 1/4 cube of tuna , spirulina, pellets...

    About 1/4 cube of tuna , spirulina, pellets
    daily.
    The other tank 1/2 cube same stuff
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    Questions on cfl n reflector

    Hi folks I got some questions on cfl n reflectors. Hope to learn
    from your experiences. I'm cosidering adding this cfl to my existing
    screen cus at this time of the year there is not much sun.
    ...
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    Any suggestions? - maybe move 3 inch back or...

    Any suggestions? - maybe move 3 inch back or change
    smaller wattage bulb.
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    another question - why did algae get burned by...

    another question - why did algae get burned by 23w bulb, 2inch away?

    is 23w too strong?

    Thanks alot :) appreciate your help
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    How does the algae look?

    How does the algae look?
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    this time of the year, the sun is shying away. So...

    this time of the year, the sun is shying away. So i started a cfl 23w 2700k bulb on the back side of the screen ie, on the front side is sun powered, n on the other is this bulb.

    3654
    3651this is...
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