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Old 06/11/2018, 06:43 PM   #51
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replaced the COR15 with a COR20 today. Was only getting 265-270 with the COR15. Getting about 365-370 with the COR20. Thats at 65%. Last 35% don't seem to change the flow any...


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Old 06/11/2018, 06:47 PM   #52
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Both algae reactors fired up..


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Old 06/14/2018, 05:40 PM   #53
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Don't know why the FT won't finish cycling. High Nitrites for a couple weeks. No ammo...


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Old 06/23/2018, 02:36 PM   #54
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Let there be light!!!

Got the canopy rebuilt. Some Brazilian Cherry left over from the staircase to accent it. Should last alot longer now that the eurobracing stops all the water splashing over...it's nice to use the mag float and not have water sloshing over the side...


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Old 06/23/2018, 02:38 PM   #55
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Added some Fritzime bacteria and the FT is finally catching up. Nitrites almost gone in 3 days


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Old 07/04/2018, 08:18 AM   #56
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So both systems are up and running. Adding fish to the DT. Have an issue with my apex rebooting so I installed the backup base unit (cloned it). Ill see if that helps.


Algae reactors working will. Nitrates down to low single digits...The only issue with these skimz algae reactors in the cheato snakes into the output tube. Other than that they are growing like crazy.

I am concerned about the slow movement of water in the first stage of the sump. The volume moving through is about 350 gph but there is certainly a nice dead spot for detritus to build up in. So I threw a small Tunze nano stream in there just to push any detritus into the flow and get it to a more accessible stage...


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Old 07/04/2018, 05:09 PM   #57
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Wish I had "a" dead spot, makes removal a snap.


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Old 07/29/2018, 05:57 AM   #58
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So in the hair algae phase. Not too bad. Interesting how most people will blame this on dry rock yet my frag system has no dry rock and has more HA than my DT...oncle I get past this it will be time to add some coral


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Old 08/03/2018, 03:27 PM   #59
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Almost past the hair algae phase. The dry rock in the DT looks like little dots of cyano all over it. ***. I feed a cube a day of frozen. Maybe I should go half a cube and toss whats left. Next time Ill by the smaller cubes.

Got a lawnmower blend for the FT. He is loving all the HA.


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Old 08/10/2018, 06:38 AM   #60
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All the HA is gone in the DT. The lawnmower blend in the FT is chowing down on that HA... This red dust looking stuff is all over everything.... Gonna hold off on the corals until I get past this. Cut feeding in half. changed GFO.


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