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    Pelagic Bacteria Counts & BART Heterotrophic Aerobic Bacteria (HAB) test, Dec 15, 2018
  1. Mortie31

    Its still an emerging science, will be interesting to see how the knowledge base builds. Also how do different bacteria levels effect different types of corals, is high better for softies and NPS and low for SPS? possibly but I’m sure research will let us now... I know several NPS keepers are looking at palagic Cyanobacteria as a food source and how to potentially to cultivate it.. I think #Lasse has tried this or is trying.
  2. Raising(2+) dendronephthya corals MONTH1, Dec 3, 2018
  3. Mortie31

    Have you ever tried this device as a constant food source?
    It seems like a relatively easy solution to grow and constantly feed phyto, roties etc? I’m designing a small NPS coral system and just researching my options and I thought maybe you or #Lasse were the most likely to have tried something like this.. I like the idea of growing and dosing without the need to refrigerate.. sorry for hijacking your thread but the device kinda fits with your project.
  4. Not popular but I still use DSB. - pls see below, Nov 24, 2018
  5. Mortie31

    There have been a few reports of silicate leeching with siporax in a low oxygen environment, #Lasse was one on his tank, he buried them under several inches of sand. I’m not sure if the marine pure blocks will react the same, but I think they are of a similar construction and material.
  6. Can I use urine to maintain bacteria??, Oct 24, 2018
  7. Mortie31

    Hello All
    First off this isn’t a joke question lol... recently I’ve had my tank devastated by velvet, (details are on my thread) I now have a hugely reduced fish load and will be going fallow in the next week or so. I have a mature tank which was home to 24 fish and hence had a well established bacteria system, I don’t want to lose this during this period, hence the question, I have seeded my tanks and koi ponds with urine to feed bacteria during the cycle phase, but never to maintain the bacteria bed, I could use food but I actually think urine may be a better way? Any thoughts?? #Lasse was discussing this recently but I cannot find the thread.,
  8. Surprising O2 saturation levels, Jun 23, 2018
  9. Mortie31

    Is putting Hydrogen peroxide into a tank safe? Just looked at the oxydator and they look interesting and I know #Lasse swears by them