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Old 03/12/2018, 10:54 PM   #51
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Hereís a small update. Not too much to report. Iím thinking about going bare bottom, or very close to it. Without a skimmer and with added carbon dosing Iím getting a lot of detritus. I think positioning the power head on the floor behind the rocks will help keep that suspended quite a bit. Iím just worried about my goby/ pistol shrimp combo. Thoughts on this?

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Old 03/12/2018, 10:56 PM   #52
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Old 03/12/2018, 10:58 PM   #53
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Everything about adding bleach to a running living reef tank to me just screams NOOOooooooooo. A skimmer would really help the tank out especailly with little or no water changes. You need to remove that waste from the water and a skimmer is the best way to do that. I would highly recommend stopping the use of bleach asap, its basically chlorine and kills good things as well as bad. I just cant see it not stressing the corals every time its dosed. To each his own though. Good luck and happy reefing.
PS. Have you thought about doing a Triton water test?


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Old 04/24/2018, 09:36 PM   #54
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100% Aquaculture, Bare Bones SPS Lagoon

Hereís a few pics for an update. Since my last one Iíve added a piece of live rock and a few more corals. SPS are encrusting and growing and Iím happy with my little experiment so far. I havenít done a water change in months and Iíve been sticking to the bleach schedule.

I can say this is by far the easiest way Iíve kept a tank and grown SPS to date. The tank has an ATO, dosing pump, and is on a feeder. My only chores are simple... Once a week I clean the glass, rinse filter socks, and dose bleach. I change carbon bi-weekly. Thatís it!

At what point can you say that this experiment is successful? Well, short term Iíd call it a success. I havenít had the tank up long enough to draw any long term conclusions.

Iím confident enough in the method to upgrade though! Iíll be setting up an Innovative Marine SR-80 gallon tank and swapping over livestock this summer.

Any new thoughts or comments on the bleach, no skimmer, or no water changes? Iím interested to see if anyone has changed their mind or has any questions.




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100% Aquaculture, Bare Bones SPS Lagoon

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