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post #11 of 15 Old 09-04-2009, 07:57 PM
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Zach, I think he said his filtration is a protein skimmer and denitrator.

Nice looking tank. It is refreshing to see a setup that resembles the successful tanks of the 1990's. Beautiful display.

I would be very curious to hear your experiences with the algae scrubber, and what eventually led you to ditch the scrubber for a skimmer.
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post #12 of 15 Old 09-04-2009, 08:48 PM
Beautiful tank!!
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post #13 of 15 Old 09-15-2009, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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under tank sump , protein skimmer, uv, denitrater, live rock 150 lbs.
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post #14 of 15 Old 09-15-2009, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
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always had skimmer . the problem was protein skimmer pump was to close to return pump. which is 1200 gph pump, skimmer pump was only 650 gph so it was sucking water away from skimmer. so skimmer never work right. which lead to a build-up of nitrates. and you know what that means aglae farm. i put scrubber on for about 3-4 months. algae was completely gone. then i also built denitrater. now skimmer is running fine . so i got rid of scrubber .now i just run sump ,protein skimmer, uv , denitrater ,live rock , o forgot my waste of money eco-lizer ha ,ha not funny. i was trying everything to get rid of algae. now tank looks great all corals are growing and spreading , coralline algae is growing as well. also learned everything i needed to know right in this forum. thanks for the great help.
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Such a great tank! Your reef looks so realistic! Keep it up dude.

My 5foot, 56g Tank
2 Madagascar, 2 Bosemi and 1 Millenium Rainbowfish
9 Tiger Barbs
1 Weater Loach, 6 Zebra Loaches
1 Rainbow Shark
1 Raphael Catfish
My 55g
1 Siamese Algae Eater
11 Otocinclus
4 Burmese Zebra Loaches
1 Black Angelfish
1 Banjo Catfish
Lots of shrimp
My 70g
1 Siamese Algae Eater
4 Peppered Corydora, 1 Green Corydora
2 Wood Shrimp
3 Red Eye Tetra
1 Raphael Catfish
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