Will's 300g Re-Do

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Wlachnit, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. JVU

    JVU Supporting Member

    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

    Gablami Supporting Member

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

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  3. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

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

    Wlachnit Vice President

  5. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

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

    Wlachnit Vice President

    That's 3 votes for nopox.

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  7. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    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

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    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

    Chromis Supporting Member

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

    Wlachnit Vice President

    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

    Flagg37 Officer at large

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

    scuzy Supporting Member

    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

    daddio Supporting Member

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

    Flagg37 Officer at large

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

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

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

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  16. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    Been using a cheapie PAR38 bulb

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  17. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

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

    Wlachnit Vice President

    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?

  19. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

    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

    scuzy Supporting Member

    The 65.99 is the one

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