Will's 300g Re-Do

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  1. JVU

    JVU Supporting Member

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    NOPOX is incredibly easy and effective. Like magic for reducing NO3 and PO4. Much more effective and straightforward than biopellets in my experience. I haven't had any negative side effects that I can see. The directions are dramatically easier to follow than the other various carbon dosing regimens I've seen out there, presumably due of a better safety profile or just more research. The only problem is that it may reduce your levels too much so you have to test often until it is dialed in.
     
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  2. Gablami

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    I second nopox. I dilute it 1:4 and run it off a dos. Works well.


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  3. roostertech

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    +1 for NOPOX, I dilute it 3x and put it on dosing pump.
     
  4. Wlachnit

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    Yeah I do have a fuge. Been thinking about adding a reactor to improve the macro algae export.
     
  6. Wlachnit

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    That's 3 votes for nopox.


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  7. Vhuang168

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    NoPox didn't quite work for me. Started to drop then stalled out.

    Well lit fuge worked much better for me.


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  8. Flagg37

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    I'd try a fuge since it's much more natural than dosing chemicals (like we don't do enough of that already). I was pretty surprised how effective the chaeto was. I had no3 and po4 levels that were undetectable for quite a while until I wanted to raise them intentionally and was successful by doubling my food and cutting my chaeto in half.
     
  9. Chromis

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    For the nitrates, have you tried reducing your sandbed or vacuuming it more often?
     
  10. Wlachnit

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    I don't have much sand for the size of the tank and I have a sand sifting goby that keeps it pretty clean. I have decided to cut my feeding for awhile and increase the lighting in my fuge to see if my macro can really take off.


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  11. Flagg37

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    What kind of a light do you have in there?
     
  12. scuzy

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    Should really try one of those mars aqua 300w glow light that Vincent, John and I are using. That light really grows chaeto.
     
  13. daddio

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    You can also leave the chaeto light on 24/7?
     
  14. Flagg37

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    If that's a question then yes, you can. It won't give you the pH stabilization that you usually want though.
     
  15. Vhuang168

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    Tried it. It will be fine for a while but untimately the chaet needs rest time as well.


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  16. Wlachnit

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    Been using a cheapie PAR38 bulb


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  17. scuzy

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    That's mars aqua is like 69.99 great lamp for plants
     
  18. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

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    Well maybe it's time to upgrade it. Up until 2y ago I was using a CFL for my füge light.

    I have seen the mars aqua light has been recommended on the build forums. I don't see a $69 version.

    Are these the ones?

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  19. RandyC

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    This one?

    MarsHydro Mars 300W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum ETL Certification Lighting for Hydroponic Indoor Greenhouse Garden Plants Growing 132W True Watt Panel https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XC3LBI2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_ji-LzbN4A6857
     
  20. scuzy

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    The 65.99 is the one
     

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