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Plan for Nitrates? (Chaeto / carbon dosing / etc)
So do you see bubbles in the return pump area of your sump?
It sounds like you do not, which means the bubbles in the DT might be caused by...
I don't think anyone really knows the exact details on coral chemical warfare.
But there are certainly plenty of reports of different softies not...
I am in Union City, near Dumbarton. Free after 4:30 if you want to stop by, and have 2 different Mg test kits.
Given the 2 week delay, and...
Softies fight each other chemically, not by touching, so position does not matter much.
The carbon was to help absorb those chemicals.
If you have...
Technically that was found on a seamount, not at the very bottom like you alluded to.
But ok, you got me.
I was sure it was another...
"Old Tank Syndrome"
The theory where certain bacteria strains become dominant and cause big problems.
Might be nonsense. But I am starting to...
They did find a plastic bag down there, but that is not really it....
1 PH, Alk, phosphate
2 Too much light, not enough turbulent flow.
3 Chemical warfare between softies. Leathers in particular....
No fair, we want to see also.
Really good writeup here: http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2005-10/rhf/#14
Note that you really should differentiate between minor and large water...
For "trace" elements, it is unclear if actual levels matter much, as long as some is there.
If the level of Calcium is cut to 1/4 natural sea...
On those particular problems, I would argue Carbon is better. (Or UV, or Ozone)
Dilution through water changes is relatively slow.
Photos are there, if you click on them.
Photobucket is simply not allowing third party hosting. (seeing it through BAR site)
Interesting, but rather complex and expensive.
Personally, I prefer a "settling zone" in my sump where detritus accumulates,
then can be...