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Offline jmiller1611

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bare bottom reef filtration
« on: December 05, 2018, 10:37:35 »
I've got a 80 shallow rimless tank set up as a frag tank. its pretty full currently and has 3 tangs, a 6 line wrasse, 1 chromis, and 1 clown. I have a kessil h80 as my refugium light and cannot seem to get chaeto to survive. I know the chaeto is good bc i pulled it from my other tank where it is growing very well. Does anyone else have this issue? what are you using for filtration in your bare bottom tank? I have no algae issues with the way it is currently running, but the chaeto keeps dying. Am i better to go with filter pad/sock + more live rock?


Offline Reeferntraining

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Re: bare bottom reef filtration
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 10:59:41 »
How long has the tank been set up? What are your test results for everything? Especially nitrate and phosphate? And what kits do you use to test with?

Offline jmiller1611

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Re: bare bottom reef filtration
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2018, 09:56:28 »
6 months, all the live rock, skimmer, filter media, and 50% of the were transferred from one of my other tanks that have been going for 2+ years.

Nitrate is 4-5ish ppm and  phosphate are .04ish - api

I certainly donít test as often as I should mostly bc the tank looks great, coral and fish doing well. Just having difficulty keeping chaeto


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