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Old 02/06/2018, 12:51 PM   #26
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Add a diamond goby or fighting conch if the brown sand bothers you. I too like to keep my tank as simple as possible, just LR and a skimmer in a baffle-Less sump. I occasionally run carbon of GFO but only as nessecary.


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Old 02/06/2018, 04:41 PM   #27
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Add a diamond goby or fighting conch if the brown sand bothers you. I too like to keep my tank as simple as possible, just LR and a skimmer in a baffle-Less sump. I occasionally run carbon of GFO but only as nessecary.


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Old 02/06/2018, 05:00 PM   #28
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I have two fighting conchs.


Hmmm Iíve got nothing then....


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Old 02/08/2018, 03:23 PM   #29
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Hows your chaeto growth? How often do you have to prune?


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Old 02/08/2018, 06:38 PM   #30
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See.. I looked in my tank this morning and I know my GFO is starting to deplete because my sand is starting to turn brown.

If I change it, the brown will go away.
Have you tried to dose iron?

My old tank I dosed iron that I made following Randyís fergon iron recipe.


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Old 02/09/2018, 04:44 AM   #31
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I successfully run a VERY simple mixed reef:

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...7#post25151157


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Old 02/09/2018, 03:34 PM   #32
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Ok so here’s my plan after milling all this over.

I’m going to slowly crank down the vinegar dosing. Right now I’m going at 5mls every 2 hours which is roughly 60mls a day. I’m going to start turning it down about 5mls a day until it’s off, which would be about 12 days or can I do it faster?.

Then I’m going to just leave my GFO in until it starts exhausting. I changed it last week so I’ll give it a good month and take it off line.

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Old 02/09/2018, 03:35 PM   #33
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Hows your chaeto growth? How often do you have to prune?
Slow. Very slow.

Iíve got some other macro algae in the fuge that grows at a snails pace too.

Iíd imagine itís because Iím stripping the system so much.


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Old 02/09/2018, 06:08 PM   #34
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See.. I looked in my tank this morning and I know my GFO is starting to deplete because my sand is starting to turn brown.

If I change it, the brown will go away.
Peaked my interest have you ever I.D what their algae is because I had a tank running for a year and had brown algae show up it turns out it was a issue with the water. My water needed to age if you will.... but after a while it went away


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Old 02/24/2018, 11:50 AM   #35
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Ok so I figured I would update this thread.

So far, kalk is gone
Vinegar dosing is down to 3mls/hr
GFO is still running
GAC is still running
75w UV is running
Added a large block of marine pure
Changed RO membrane, carbon blocks, and sed filter
Sed filter is 5 micron, first carbon block is 1 micron, second carbon block is .5 micron
Currently getting 0 out of the RO before the DI! Which is awesome

Last week I did a large water change because I totally emptied my sump. I did this so I could shop vac out all the detritus that was in my sump.

I plan to wean the vinegar off.
Then dump the GFO.

So far after all these here’s what I have in way of results:
The water was crystal clear after the big water change. Today exactly 7 days later it’s starting to get cloudy again, so I cranked the vinegar from 3/hr to 2/hr.
I’m going to skip water change today since I did nearly 50% last week.

Parameter wise here’s my results from today:
Alk: 8.0, which is down a tad but I expected a drop with the kalk offline
Calcium 405, again an expected drop
Po4: 0.4ppb which is exactly the same as it has been
Nitrates: god I hate these tests...looks like 20? Hard to say. I need a better kit. Regardless it’s no more than 20 and no less than 10.


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Old 02/24/2018, 01:11 PM   #36
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I guess every tank is different. I'm only at the 2 month mark for switching to a bigger tank and it needs kalk. In 3 days I go from 8.4KH 430 cal to 7.8KH 415 cal. I tried 1/2 tsp per gallon and it was still dropping so I upped it to 1 tsp per gallon. I'll test in a few days since I tested today. I don't have a huge coral load, only 4 lps, shrooms a toadstool and a couple zoa polyps. Plus my coraline is growing like mad. My torch is pretty big, about 10 heads and another that I fragged off of that one that is around 4 or 5 now. Before I started the kalk I tried keeping up with water changes but prams kept dropping.


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