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Old 04/30/2015, 03:52 PM   #1010
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I turned my Calcium reactor and Kalkwasser stirrer off for a week.
This meant there was no Alkalinity, Calcium or CO2 being added.

The skimmer only produced around 25% of what it normally does.
I link that mostly to the lesser amount of CO2, resulting in less plankton.
I was hoping there were less dinos in the cup than ususal since there were more on the sanbed at night at first.

Cyanobacteria on dinos doubled.
Cheatomorpha grew very well.


I found this to be the most interesting part of the experiment.
Date......... Ph.... C.... Ca... Alk....Mg
23.04.15.... 8,5... 27... 370... 7...... 1260 - Just before I turned them off.
25.04.15.... 8,3... 27... 430... 5,7
27.04.15.... 8,3... 27... 430... 5,4
29.04.15.... 8,25.. 28... 420... 5,1... 1320 -

Notice the increase in Ca measured.
I'm going to have another round shortly.
If it the results repeat themselves this will have a significant meaning.

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I'm getting really tired of this battle.
Right now I just want to put the IMPOSSIBLE stamp on the whole thing.



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