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  1. Thread: S.S.S.S.

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    Cheers Floyd Green stuff above the low water...

    Cheers Floyd
    Green stuff above the low water level;

    http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj597/Garf1971/a6c574b505a463b0acc247adf18fc3b2_zpsf59572ac.jpg

    Gonna give it another week before trying...
  2. Thread: S.S.S.S.

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    http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj597/Garf1971...

    http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj597/Garf1971/b18282866837a566b253610338c35c01_zps13b52643.jpg
  3. Thread: S.S.S.S.

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    http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj597/Garf1971...

    http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj597/Garf1971/268a2291f3e062500475159dc1b88855_zpsf5bbd119.jpg
  4. Thread: S.S.S.S.

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    http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj597/Garf1971...

    http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj597/Garf1971/9fda53476fe0a7b34ce850606281c97b_zps600ff1a6.jpg
  5. Thread: S.S.S.S.

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    http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj597/Garf1971...

    http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj597/Garf1971/cc35707168ecf306fca375f7e157cdbc_zpsad69e790.jpg
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    To add a bit of relevance to the dry weight...

    To add a bit of relevance to the dry weight status, Randy F wrote this a while ago;
    http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2006-09/rhf/index.php#21



    Obviously these studies were on macros, sorry for...
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    Dry weight test completed; Container weight;...

    Dry weight test completed;

    Container weight;
    http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj597/Garf1971/432a29a7181f9ad4b7cb0bf00a968e89_zpsca60638f.jpg

    Squeezed mass and container weight;...
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    Yes Floyd, gonna keep to one sided cleanings. It...

    Yes Floyd, gonna keep to one sided cleanings. It seems to give stronger attachment than when I was letting both sides get thick.
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    Waterfall screen; 190g squeezed, 20 days,...

    Waterfall screen;

    190g squeezed, 20 days, 100sq inch = 0.095g/day/sq inch. That's nearly three times the average growth that this screen produces when cleaned every 7 days.

    Ive also saved the...
  10. Thread: SURF2 and SURF2

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    Devs - is your tank considered to be a high...

    Devs - is your tank considered to be a high nutrient tank? If not, you may need bigger holes cut in the bottom, to get some more flow through it.
  11. Thread: SURF2 and SURF2

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    So they don't consume any meat ish stuff,...

    So they don't consume any meat ish stuff, whatsoever ?
  12. Thread: SURF2 and SURF2

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    Are there such things as herbivores in a marine...

    Are there such things as herbivores in a marine setting? At least a few % of tangs diet are the meaties that live on the algae.
  13. Thread: S.S.S.S.

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    It's got thicker, but not a lot of extra height;...

    It's got thicker, but not a lot of extra height;

    http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj597/Garf1971/5159f688af68e03db521ad188b8b4b49_zps81d238b0.jpg
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    Won't replace Kalk Ace. The ppm rates are very...

    Won't replace Kalk Ace. The ppm rates are very low compared to Kalk and all other means of supplementation. However, I've got some old sand, and old reverse osmosis pretreatment canister set and the...
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    Also found this, for an alternative use of the...

    Also found this, for an alternative use of the dust from aragonite sand;
    http://www.garf.org/dust.html
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    After a bit of experimentation dissolving...

    After a bit of experimentation dissolving Aragonite with RODI;

    http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj597/Garf1971/36432a5658e1ce2966e2a27af31930b0_zpsa29959e3.jpg

    I found this;...
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    This shows the screen at 16 days, you can see how...

    This shows the screen at 16 days, you can see how effective the light blocker is;

    http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj597/Garf1971/fc4fa60bc75b37cca66e41122fdc4134_zps73cb1d40.jpg
  18. Thread: S.S.S.S.

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    you may also be correct about the height of the...

    you may also be correct about the height of the cable ties on this horizontal. If no benefit is found with the long ones, they will be getting the snip!
  19. Thread: S.S.S.S.

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    חרא קטן חצוף Thanks :)

    חרא קטן חצוף Thanks :)
  20. Thread: S.S.S.S.

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    this is the wrong forum to be posting your vid on...

    this is the wrong forum to be posting your vid on that :)
  21. Thread: S.S.S.S.

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    If you could get them to stand up and take a fair...

    If you could get them to stand up and take a fair bit of abuse from harvesting, then yes :)
  22. Thread: S.S.S.S.

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    I think you would only be able to do that after...

    I think you would only be able to do that after putting them on the screen, but didn't want to knacker them up before proving the principle. If the principle does in fact hold true, I'm sure there...
  23. Thread: S.S.S.S.

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    Looks like its starting on the rough side then...

    Looks like its starting on the rough side then spreading to the other side, once it's got a hold.
  24. Thread: S.S.S.S.

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    No, just the flat side. Left the clicky side as...

    No, just the flat side. Left the clicky side as it was.
  25. Thread: S.S.S.S.

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    Day 9 and the GHA seems to be taking a hold on...

    Day 9 and the GHA seems to be taking a hold on the cable ties;

    http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj597/Garf1971/4bb5ff07b2ba15c7e7462ddf4cc2e8fa_zps7616598e.jpg
  26. Thread: A.S.S.

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    Throw a few more lumens at it, makes a massive...

    Throw a few more lumens at it, makes a massive difference :)
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    were you running a skimmer by any chance?

    were you running a skimmer by any chance?
  28. Thread: A.S.S.

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    That's great, with a new screen heh. Have you...

    That's great, with a new screen heh. Have you had any problems with the surge? Mine runs like clockwork. Floyd has been threatening to try this method, and perhaps lots of people after that :)
  29. Thread: SURF2 and SURF2

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    This can't be right. If you research trophic...

    This can't be right. If you research trophic levels, by the time you go from pods to mysids to fish you would need a massive scrubber (and then one that grew appreciable amounts of micro algae and...
  30. Thread: SURF2 and SURF2

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    So your not throwing away the harvest, your...

    So your not throwing away the harvest, your feeding it to your stock ?
  31. Thread: S.S.S.S.

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    This link really encompasses a lot of my...

    This link really encompasses a lot of my thoughts;
    http://www.pnas.org/content/107/6/2527.full







    http://www.pnas.org/content/107/6/2527/F1.large.jpg
  32. Thread: S.S.S.S.

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    It's growing from the plastic canvas at the...

    It's growing from the plastic canvas at the minute, but I see no reason why, after time, it should not use the ties as a substrate. Hence the "All Dimensional" reference. That's the plan anyway. As...
  33. Thread: S.S.S.S.

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    Day 8;...

    Day 8;
    http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj597/Garf1971/88c016c59c6ae3e3b621dce9c40e1cb7_zpsfd2435b4.jpg
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    Effects of screen algae death?

    Skimming Algal Decay.

    Curious as to how many folks have let the screen algae die or at least stop screen cleaning so that it drops off the screen under its own weight/flow (intentional and by...
  35. Thread: Sizing question

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    I've asked this before, but did this coincide...

    I've asked this before, but did this coincide with the elimination of yellow water, ie organic uptake?
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    A fantastic series of vids. The effort envolved...

    A fantastic series of vids. The effort envolved shows your passion. I'm a fan :)
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    It would be helpful to try and assess if there is...

    It would be helpful to try and assess if there is a correlation between certain screen growth stages and these periodic dark skimmate, light skimmate, unpredictable stages. Ie. do they occur after...
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    Bonkers and genius all in one package :)

    Bonkers and genius all in one package :)
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    Aragonite RODI enhancement

    Anyone put a canister of Aragonite sand in line with there RODI system? And if so, what cal, ALK readings do you get, thanks. :)
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    Personally, I think algae will grow anywhere with...

    Personally, I think algae will grow anywhere with little consideration for the material. It's just a function off settlement, flow and horizontal surface area (on initial start up anyway).it seems...
  41. Thread: S.S.S.S.

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    Oh yeah. That's just a reflection off my display...

    Oh yeah. That's just a reflection off my display halides, the actual algae light is a single standard 23w 2700k cfl. Got foil around it most of the time so I can run it at night now. Still not an...
  42. Thread: S.S.S.S.

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    The 5th day; ...

    The 5th day;

    http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj597/Garf1971/6948266d055caa58a3364f3f747d1f8e_zpse724cf22.jpg
  43. Thread: Rinse the cube?

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    3 grammes approx of frozen stuff is one "cube"...

    3 grammes approx of frozen stuff is one "cube" for sizing purposes. The phos concentration of the water surrounding the food is negligible, compaired to the food.
  44. Thread: S.S.S.S.

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    Benthic All Dimensional Algae Surge System Pic...

    Benthic All Dimensional Algae Surge System

    Pic after 10 hours of light from last pic

    http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj597/Garf1971/a541a4f76955be51db7340092fa6c0b2_zpsc39605a2.jpg

    A...
  45. Thread: S.S.S.S.

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    S.S.S.S.

    The worlds first Spiky Screen Surge Scrubber. Obvious improvements still to do, lighting, laminar flow baffle plate, roughing up cable ties etc. Day one;


    Screen;...
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    Probably the last post for now, as I consider...

    Probably the last post for now, as I consider this test as a success. 8 day screen, powered by free light and flow;
    ...
  47. Thread: Pulsed flow

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    Right, got my pulsed flow set up working. Its a...

    Right, got my pulsed flow set up working. Its a Horizontal and it'll soon have a couple of special features including a laminar flow baffle plate, special 3D screen and adjustable screen height...
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    Your wish is my command; 5 day screen ...

    Your wish is my command; 5 day screen

    http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj597/Garf1971/455deaba582f9c94ad33fc9cc3a91169_zps8bb78786.jpg
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    Well, there's a line in one of the Shakespeare...

    Well, there's a line in one of the Shakespeare plays that says "The lady doth protest too much methinks"
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    Here you go Floyd; ...

    Here you go Floyd;

    http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2002/3/chemistry



    So, in a tank operating in normal reef conditions, aragonite will not dissolve. Quite the opposite in high ph...
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