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Old 01/09/2014, 08:03 AM   #1
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Guess the Phosphate level




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Old 01/09/2014, 09:16 AM   #2
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.1 (not .01 which is low)


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Old 01/09/2014, 09:40 AM   #3
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With that bioload, 10.


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Old 01/09/2014, 10:09 AM   #4
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By your tone im gona assume its higher than we would expect.
Nice system regardless


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Old 01/09/2014, 10:13 AM   #5
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what do I win ?


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Old 01/09/2014, 10:17 AM   #6
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The internet.


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Old 01/09/2014, 10:31 AM   #7
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Old 01/09/2014, 10:34 AM   #8
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Old 01/09/2014, 11:05 AM   #9
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Old 01/09/2014, 11:08 AM   #10
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Old 01/09/2014, 11:32 AM   #11
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0.17. I will win.


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Old 01/09/2014, 11:33 AM   #12
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.64 the same as mine


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Old 01/09/2014, 11:48 AM   #13
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Old 01/09/2014, 11:50 AM   #14
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0 - i reckon **** test kit :P


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Old 01/09/2014, 11:51 AM   #15
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The internet.
ok in that case.

PO4 = NA

why test for po4 when the tank looks that good, corals show good color and seem to be growing ?


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Old 01/09/2014, 11:55 AM   #16
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Old 01/09/2014, 12:09 PM   #17
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Ok, I'll play too....
i see virtually no fish, so low, but since your posing this I'll go with a high number of .15


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Old 01/09/2014, 12:20 PM   #18
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.2-.3 but could be a little higher, I would be interested in the nitrate number which I would guess at 15-30.


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Old 01/09/2014, 12:40 PM   #19
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Old 01/09/2014, 12:44 PM   #20
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Can you tell us about your system as well? Lighting, size, filtration, etc....you have great colors, that are deep and vibrant!

my phosphate guess is 0.1


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Old 01/09/2014, 12:56 PM   #21
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This is fun.

Here is a link to an article about the system with a very soft focus on water quality, and the numbers are pretty general so I think it doesn't really spoil the game.

http://packedhead.net/2012/evolution...year-old-reef/

If this kind of link is not ok on RC, please let me know and I will happily remove it.


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Old 01/09/2014, 01:05 PM   #22
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The link looks fine Rich, no issues that I see. I want to thank you for posting this, it has been a long time since I browsed Skeptical Reefkeeping, I have a few years worth to catch up on. It should be mandatory reading for new hobbyists.


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Old 01/09/2014, 01:28 PM   #23
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The link looks fine Rich, no issues that I see. I want to thank you for posting this, it has been a long time since I browsed Skeptical Reefkeeping, I have a few years worth to catch up on. It should be mandatory reading for new hobbyists.
That's awful nice Jack! The next installment is about testing, chasing numbers and phosphate.


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Old 01/09/2014, 03:33 PM   #24
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Old 01/09/2014, 04:11 PM   #25
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So the phosphate concentration is 100 times higher than the "limiting" concentration and yet you have no algae problems? What's your secret?


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