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Old 09/02/2017, 04:44 PM   #51
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Understood

Without pix, everyone is an expert reefkeeper.
Only a picture can show if an aquarist knows what they are doing. Photobucket is dead to me and I haven't taken the time to move to another hosting site.
Truth be told, I probably never will.
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Old 09/02/2017, 05:18 PM   #52
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Without pix, everyone is an expert reefkeeper.

Only a picture can show if an aquarist knows what they are doing. Photobucket is dead to me and I haven't taken the time to move to another hosting site.

Truth be told, I probably never will.

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Why not just use Tapatalk from your phone and upload them that way?


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Old 09/02/2017, 05:32 PM   #53
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Perhaps I will someday

In the meantime, I'm considering plumbing while enjoying a beer


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Old 09/02/2017, 07:40 PM   #54
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I don't know what it means but my wife is going to friend request you so I can see what's doing over there.


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Old 09/02/2017, 08:04 PM   #55
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Old 09/05/2017, 04:12 PM   #56
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fyi

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Old 09/05/2017, 07:05 PM   #57
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She is a strange woman. Obviously a petverted taste in men. If I qualify as a man? Not sure anymore. I know I used to be one.....


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Old 09/20/2017, 09:20 AM   #58
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Hahaha! So many open doors on that one...

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Old 10/08/2017, 06:28 PM   #59
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Gary -

very interested to see your results with the triton method, its crossed my mind to give it a shot a couple times, maybe you can push me over the edge.

for the Radions have you read this article from CorlLabs? Reef Wholesalers spent time transitioning from MH to LED - looks like a lot of effort went into it, and they shared the results & profiles I just switched to their LPS program last week. if you have an apex you can select it from rush and it will load in fusion where you can tailor it.

http://ecotechmarine.com/wp-content/...e_CoralLab.pdf


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Old 10/09/2017, 12:34 PM   #60
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Thanks for helpful suggestions!

Triton method revolves around their labs water testing. There appears to be hundreds (if not thousands!) of variations on the original Triton method as described by Ehsan Dashti

Next step here is wiring breaker box for a dedicated aquarium circuit


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Old 10/09/2017, 03:29 PM   #62
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Gary....You already move?


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Old 11/17/2017, 06:03 PM   #63
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Hi Gary, I just have a few questions about your tanks that I can't find answers to elsewhere. I'll list them out to make it clearer to read.

1. At your previous house, when you were doing 20% weekly water changes, did you use NSW or ASW, and if it was ASW which salt did you use?
2. Do you know what the head height is from your return pump in the basement to the top of your display tank?
3. How many Hydra's did you use to replace your VHO actinics?
4. How often do you use GFO and GAC, and what are the 'triggers' to let you know it's time to use them?
5. Why do you use an undersized calcium reactor, instead of a "correctly" sized one?
6. Do you use an automatic doser for your DIY liquid two part?
7. You've stopped doing water changes, but what have you done differently to make that possible?

Thanks for your help,
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Old 11/17/2017, 06:23 PM   #64
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Hi Gary, I just have a few questions about your tanks that I can't find answers to elsewhere. I'll list them out to make it clearer to read.

1. At your previous house, when you were doing 20% weekly water changes, did you use NSW or ASW, and if it was ASW which salt did you use?
I've been using Reef Crystals almost 100% exclusively for many years now
2. Do you know what the head height is from your return pump in the basement to the top of your display tank?
I think I've calculated 16ft head years ago. I might be wrong. Friday night and the party is on!
3. How many Hydra's did you use to replace your VHO actinics?
No Hydras. Yet, anyways. I replaced VHO's with LEDs made by BUILD MY REEF out of Austin, Tejas. It's two 6ft. 3 channel LED strips simulating actinic spectrum to supplement my halides
4. How often do you use GFO and GAC, and what are the 'triggers' to let you know it's time to use them? GAC all the time. GFO to bring PO4 down beyond what LaCl3 can do- into what's considered the ultra low
5. Why do you use an undersized calcium reactor, instead of a "correctly" sized one? I upgraded to a GEO624 a couple of years ago so I don't have to run a small CaRX "hot" anymore
6. Do you use an automatic doser for your DIY liquid two part? No. I ONLY currently use liquid two parts to bump anything that's falling out of whack
7. You've stopped doing water changes, but what have you done differently to make that possible? LARS

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Old 11/17/2017, 06:26 PM   #65
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a very LARGE

THANK YOU for not asking me how to run a reef tank in a PM

rock on


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Old 11/17/2017, 06:29 PM   #66
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rock on
You're welcome!

Could you tell me what LARS stands for?

Thanks Gary.


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Old 11/17/2017, 06:49 PM   #67
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Lars

this is a term coined by Joe Yaiullo- the mastermind extraordinaire reefkeeper behind the 20,000 gallon reef display at the Long Island aquarium in New York.
(YOU TUBE THE VIDEO BY MELEV)

LARS stands for LAZY *** REEFKEEPER SYNDROME.

Formerly diagnosed as "OLD TANK SYNDROME".

Of course, I'm not suffering a case of either over here. I have deliberately stopped doing water changes to see what gets depleted over time in my aquarium so that I may be aware of what my husbandry skills need to address.

I plan on send in an ICP test in the very near future. This is the most important aspect of Triton method (IN MY OPINION)- to be able to discern what is being depleted in a low to no water change situation in a relatively closed system.


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Old 11/17/2017, 06:56 PM   #69
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Old 11/22/2017, 10:55 AM   #71
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how long have you been without a water change have you seen any positive or negative results


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Old 11/24/2017, 01:19 PM   #72
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how long have you been without a water change have you seen any positive or negative results
I did a water change the day before you posted this question
BECAUSE something went bonkers and my skimmer went nuts draining sump of water (roughly 30 gallons).

So one small exchange in the past several months.
My system is already set up to maintain Ca, dKH and Mg with kalk and CaRx, so those levels remain fine.

I do not have a problem maintaining pH, PO4, nitrates, nitrites or ammonia.

I have yet to send in a Triton test to see what might be depleted or accumulating. Corals and fish look fine... not as stellar as they did with regular partial water changes... but I would expect that to be the case.
I would expect pieces of the puzzle to be better realized once I get results from a Triton test, but working on the new build is my main priority at the moment.


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