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About nicholc2

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  • Birthday 10/19/1970

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  1. My tank run skimmerless with dosing. No issues.
  2. Turn off the skimmer for a while and see what happens. The macro will help with nutrient export. Fish poop is a great nitrate food. LOL
  3. If you want to carbon dose do something like Prodibio. That way it’s pre-measured and almost idiot proof. ?
  4. Only reason I don’t have one this time around. Like them a lot but don’t want them stealing food. I don’t have any problems with my hermits though. They are all model citizens.
  5. Morton salt, tap water, and an oscillating fan for surface water movement.
  6. Oh yeah with SPS ATO is a must. Forgot about that. Gotta keep them params as stable as possible. ?
  7. LR, 2 part, good lights, and refugium is all you need. I’ve never run carbon or gfo. Went skimmerless earlier this year. Haven’t done a partial in 2 mos. removing the chaeto exports nutrients and 2 part replenishes everything else. I’m basically triton without the triton 3 part. Everything is much happier now.
  8. You’d be better served with a HOB refugium. You get nitrate removal and the bonus of a safe area for pod production which in turn feeds the tank.
  9. As long as you have good surface water movement you shouldn’t have any PH issues. Plus if you run the chaeto on an opposite light schedule that’ll keep the PH even more stable.
  10. Thing is skimmers also remove bacteria when they skim so removing that will also have the effect of more bacteria. The bacteria population will fluctuate depending on food available. That being said I went skimmerless about 2-3 mos ago and haven’t looked back. Tank is running better than ever. I did add a refugium with chaeto to be used for nutrient export in lieu of the skimmer. All the corals are much happier with this setup. I feel like the skimmer was removing as much good as it was bad. I stopped doing water changes regularly too which is an added bonus of this setup. ?
  11. Loving the yellow banded possum wrasse I got recently. Hoping he becomes less shy around me eventually. ?
  12. Spectrum can do it too. Amount of Zoxanthellae. Lots of factors.
  13. Figured out live streaming from my IP cam to YouTube!