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Old 01-01-2009, 04:13 PM   #21
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From what i read from books, coral such as cauliflower etc dun survive in home aquarium for long. There r still a couple of fragile coral that i forget abt their name, i go and search for the book for the name.

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Old 01-01-2009, 04:26 PM   #22
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Calcium should be around 350-450ppm, Magnesium around 1300ppm. Also, kH needs to be between 8-12. All these 3 parameters go hand in hand, so neither parameter should be too far off(Eg. low calcium but high kH).
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:50 AM   #23
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bros, thanks for your advise. I guest my water params is really suck, like one of the bro said they are living in the toilet bowl. I just bought some new tester and did a test before I do a 20% water changed this AM (Tonight will do another round of test and update you).

This is the results.
1/ PH - 8.0 or 8.6 (I can't really differentiate the color, need help here. chart as the background look very green/blue but without background look blue).

2/ NO3 - 25% or 50% (help needed. chart as background look like 50% without look like 25%).

For the skimmer, what is the recommondation? Can I install those hangon one?

Happy New Year to my bros.
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Old 02-01-2009, 11:30 AM   #24
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Some questions:

1) Just what did you have inside the cannister?
2) How many cannisters are there?
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During these four years .. did you ever dose trace elements as I could see any coraline algae from the pics.
bro Sunburst, I have one 4 layer's canister with multi-filters + ceramic rings + coral pcs + carbon. What is coraline algae? Is that bad or good?
I do add alkaline carbon + ca + mg regularly.
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Old 02-01-2009, 11:58 AM   #25
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you might want to consider changing your media to
wool - de nitrate - seagel or phosguard - live rocks

http://www.seachem.com/Products/prod...denitrate.html

http://www.seachem.com/Products/prod...es/SeaGel.html
http://www.seachem.com/Products/prod...PhosGuard.html

if you can keep some chaeto
btw i am not a seachem salesman, recommend their product because its cheap and good
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:02 PM   #26
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yo bro, thanks. I forgot that I do have 1 SeaGel Prosguard at lowest layer. Do I have to change this regularly?
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:09 PM   #27
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for optimum result, all chemical media must change regularly
hearsay - carbon and phosphate media might "leak back" chemical once it max out
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Old 02-01-2009, 05:42 PM   #28
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bro, should i build the LR with many hidden places? will that collect dirt and make the water flow diff to clean the debres? Apparently, my LR are not lean against the backpanel glass wall. I built it as half circle meaning that water flow 360. Will that be a problem for the LS?
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Old 02-01-2009, 11:02 PM   #29
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You can build your LR structure upon an eggcrate base(Use eggcrates together with PVC pipes) to improve water flow between the LR and yet allow for plenty of hiding spaces for your fish within the rockwork. Basically, the eggcrate + PVC provides a structure for your rock to rest upon.
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Old 03-01-2009, 03:20 AM   #30
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hi guy, can I always change the landscaping of my LR? Will it impact the water params?
After my 20% change of water (40 litres), the NO3 still beyond 50. So, I decided to change another 20% tomorrow. Am I doing the right thing? I do add anti-clorine for the WC.
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