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post #161 of 436 Old 11-27-2012, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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Maybe a weird question lol. snails seem to be doing a good cleanup job on everything but the bryopsis, however, there is snail poop everywhere lol. Siphon it out?
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post #162 of 436 Old 11-28-2012, 08:30 AM
Snail poop everywhere? How do you know its snial poop. I've got tons of snails, can't say I've ever seen snail poop. You have enough flow in the tank to kep the debre suspended so your skimmer/sump can get it?
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post #163 of 436 Old 11-28-2012, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
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well, maybe its not everywhere, but to me it looks like smaller pleco poop. Total of 530 gph and the display tank is 29 gallons so that's almost 20x. Maybe im just crazy
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post #164 of 436 Old 11-28-2012, 12:45 PM
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I can't link to a specific source for what I'm adding here. I can add that after a long talk yesterday at a lfs guy, that the ratings that are provided for these pumps aren't actually true gph ratings. Maybe you need to up your circulation pump or add another? Just a thought.
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post #165 of 436 Old 11-28-2012, 01:17 PM
Refresh my memory here, what pumps are we talking about?
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Refresh my memory here, what pumps are we talking about?

Return pumps from the back chamber of the RSM 130. Rated at 145 gph. There are two of them. I also have a 240 gph Koralia nano.
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post #168 of 436 Old 12-01-2012, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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Sick again for the second time this year. I have not done anything with the tank besides my WC last weekend and I prepared one for tomorrow.

So as far as the tank goes. The margaritas make quick work of the diatomes but then they come back it seems. COuld they still just be using up the nutriantes in the tank (silica from sand etc), or is my CUC not big enough or is there another issue. Im really having trouble with my Mg test, i get different readings each time, but other than that my parameters are stable.

As far as the bryopsis, i feel like it is dissapearing, browning and dying in some areas, but still continues to spread to the glass and other rocks. I see one hermit crab of the 4 I got (the one is large and i always see him the other 3 were very small and i have not seen them since I added them) eat at the base of the bryopsis which causes it to break and go into the water coloumn.

So, i dont know whats going on lol. I decided I dont wanna do the emerald crab and I doubt upping my CUC would help so I guess I gotta go with the Kents Tech M.
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post #169 of 436 Old 12-01-2012, 04:43 PM
Yeah the diatoms are pretty explosive for a bit but then they go away. I had crazy brown algae which gave way this red stringy hair algae stuff which went away completely in like three weeks. It burn out eventually. Did that bryopsis come on the live rock you bought?
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post #170 of 436 Old 12-03-2012, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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Yea it came on the LR. What a bummer.

Hey reefing.... if I remove my CUC can I raise my mg faster than 100ppm per day or will that cause a crash? I know, patience is key, but no harm in asking.
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