Do you use a protein skimmer?
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Aqua Maxx HOB-1
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Coolworks MicroChiller (soon to be added)
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(2) clowns, Royal Gramma, McCosker's Flasher Wrasse, Red Tile Starfish, Linckia Multifora (Hitchhiker), Fire Shrimp, Christmas Favia, Kryptonite Trumpet (5 heads), Green Striped Mushrooms, Eagle Eye Zoas (Started with 6.. now too many to count), Green Ricordea shrooms, Waving Hand Anthelia, Red/Green Open Brain, CUC
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 07:21 PM
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Do you even logic?
thanks jen. i have him on ignore so i don't get sick whenever he's craving attention. kazooie, to be honest the world would be better off without you and your parents will actually be happy when they discover you lifeless in the bathtub with slit wrists. HTH
Posted 08 January 2012 - 08:54 PM
Posted 11 April 2014 - 03:02 PM
Reef - luva, with all respect this I can add.
My brother had the same view, that of consistent and precise water changes top up levels to where they need to be, and he always argued with me for a good month, why add additives ?
My answer is I dont add all, not trace anyway, I add calcium if needed, magnesium, strontium, iodine, potassium if needed, all these I can test for, and the magnesium, strontium and iodine is used up regularly by my corals (mainly softies and LPS)
If its using the stuff, add it thats me.
Also, when weighing it up logically, no amount of water changes can replace your useage back to "the salt buckets ingredients" anyway, he couldnt get it, that if the tanks running at say 70% of a 100 of the "salt buckets ingredients" and you do a water change, you haven't got back the 100%, he finally got it, now he's adding additives too.
On the skimmer front taking out to much, i'll have to disagree, overskim's a myth, my skimmer is a Skimz SM163 probably rated at 6-8 times my 120ltr tank, and even before it I had a bubble magus C3.5 running on 400 ltr/h of forced air intake, and since ive set the tank probably 3 months at least, there has been no consistent drop over my testings, say calcium and 6 others, only the use of 1 or 2 needed by corals.
I feed home grown phytoplankton daily, 50ml, feed flake twice daily a good amount, and frozen mysis is on the way, for me and its my personal view, a decent skimmer and light, you have won the majority of the battle, decent skimmer and feed well, I have no algae, a little dusting of red on the sand thats swirled away and hoovered every 3 or 4 days, literally a film and you can just make out the colour, I run a reactor too with Rowaphos in it, 100ml each month for now to take the worst out, and I run a UV as a form of light insurance if you like.
I wont say dont run without a skimmer, but to me ... well, like I say above really, it finishes the tank off nicely, and its healthy for them
This probably sounds silly, but when on holiday I look at the rock along the walkways and the crashing waves, seeing all the green algae plastering only these areas, well it will, there's a giant skimmer at work holding all the nutrients there
Oooops old thread
Posted 12 April 2014 - 02:51 PM
I would say yes.
Posted 3 weeks ago
I wouldn't think of having a tank without a skimmer. Mine died & for the few days before I got another one the tank was in really bad shape.