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  1. Skimmers & other filtration
    Hello. I had an idea of a device, which I think could be used to remove nitrates by creating anaerobic environment where denitrifying bacteria can live. I was thinking of pumping water very slowly through a bucket filled with sand. I was hoping that the conditions there would be similar to...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, Firstly hello to everyone. Im new to this site, though not to the hobby, i've been an intrigued reader for years but finally decided to get registered. I note with interest the vast majority of people on this site have a reliance on skimmers. I should therefore make it abundantly clear i...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Started my reactor on Sunday and my nitrates have already gone down from over 20 to 10. The nitrates in my tank have always been between 20 and 40. This is the very first time below 20 since the tank was started 6 months ago. I haven't checked phos yet. Probably do that later today, but the...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Ok have been reading for hours and cannot find anything close to a definitive solution to my problem. I have a 220 gal reef tank with a 60 gal berlin sump with filter bag and a asmg3 protein skimmer. I have somewhere around 300 lbs of live rock and a average to just below average sand bed. I...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I'm new to saltwater, and before I start any fish related project I like to fully understand what I'm doing. I was intending to have an algae turf scrubber in my fuge/sump however I've been reading alot about chaeto. Is growing chaeto basically an alternative to an algae scrubber thats in the...
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