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    Re: ATS: Pushing the Limits...

    Might be a reason to not have LR or sand in a FO... will leave more ammonia for green growth.

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    Re: ATS: Pushing the Limits...

    Think I mentioned something along those lines before. If you had multiple algae screens being cleaned at different times you would not require live rock or sand for any filtration because there would always be algae present to utilise any ammonia being produced before it decomposed further.

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    Re: ATS: Pushing the Limits...

    since i can have more space by not putting too much lr's, i think i'll put in one of those castles in my tank next time. :lol:
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    Re: ATS: Pushing the Limits...

    And don't forget the diver with the air tube connected, bobbing about all over the place!

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    haha! that would be the centerpiece! :twisted:
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    Re: ATS: Pushing the Limits...

    AUG 30/11

    readings: something happened... ammonia dropped to 0! i had my doubts so i did a retest and still got the same reading. NO2, NO3, PO4 showed a consistent drop even though the screen hasn't grow much algae yet. honestly, i thought the readings would rise because the screen was scraped off of its algae...


    the retest... still got the same reading.


    the tank...


    the bottom can be seen now...


    screen growth...

    2 days after cleaning
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    Re: ATS: Pushing the Limits...

    Wow, that is very, very interesting. How can you go from 8ppm ammonia one day to 0 ppm 4 days later. That's crazy filtration man! I bet the high point of the ammonia was much higher. You should have diluted the sample with fresh water several times until it got into range so you knew where it was at before.

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    hmm... i've never thought of that. so what do you think i should do now?
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    Yeah sorry I should have mentioned it before. Didn't occur to me at the time. I would see how long it takes to completely clear up the water, if it will even get clear, and see what happens to the algae growth.

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