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Old 02/06/2018, 01:51 PM   #26
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Add a diamond goby or fighting conch if the brown sand bothers you. I too like to keep my tank as simple as possible, just LR and a skimmer in a baffle-Less sump. I occasionally run carbon of GFO but only as nessecary.


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Old 02/06/2018, 05:41 PM   #27
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Add a diamond goby or fighting conch if the brown sand bothers you. I too like to keep my tank as simple as possible, just LR and a skimmer in a baffle-Less sump. I occasionally run carbon of GFO but only as nessecary.


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Old 02/06/2018, 06:00 PM   #28
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I have two fighting conchs.


Hmmm Iíve got nothing then....


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Old 02/08/2018, 04:23 PM   #29
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Hows your chaeto growth? How often do you have to prune?


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Old 02/08/2018, 07:38 PM   #30
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See.. I looked in my tank this morning and I know my GFO is starting to deplete because my sand is starting to turn brown.

If I change it, the brown will go away.
Have you tried to dose iron?

My old tank I dosed iron that I made following Randyís fergon iron recipe.


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Old 02/09/2018, 05:44 AM   #31
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I successfully run a VERY simple mixed reef:

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...7#post25151157


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Old 02/09/2018, 04:34 PM   #32
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Ok so here’s my plan after milling all this over.

I’m going to slowly crank down the vinegar dosing. Right now I’m going at 5mls every 2 hours which is roughly 60mls a day. I’m going to start turning it down about 5mls a day until it’s off, which would be about 12 days or can I do it faster?.

Then I’m going to just leave my GFO in until it starts exhausting. I changed it last week so I’ll give it a good month and take it off line.

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Hows your chaeto growth? How often do you have to prune?
Slow. Very slow.

Iíve got some other macro algae in the fuge that grows at a snails pace too.

Iíd imagine itís because Iím stripping the system so much.


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Old 02/09/2018, 07:08 PM   #34
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See.. I looked in my tank this morning and I know my GFO is starting to deplete because my sand is starting to turn brown.

If I change it, the brown will go away.
Peaked my interest have you ever I.D what their algae is because I had a tank running for a year and had brown algae show up it turns out it was a issue with the water. My water needed to age if you will.... but after a while it went away


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