nutrient export

  1. WheatToast

    A Seagrass and Deep Sand Bed Theory...

    Could seagrasses be the solution to deep sand bed issues? My belief is that they could eliminate nutrient and organic buildup as they can only take in nutrients through their roots (edit: when they become too much for the bacteria and other organisms in the sand to handle). As a bonus, they also...
  2. Jon Patrick/jtone

    Jason fox halo montipora/ yellow fever/ steve tyree/ mangrove

    Just got a Jason fox halo montipora a few days ago the Jason fox yellow fever montipora is doing really well the pink polyps came on the same frag disk as the monti I bought that frag off of Jason during a live sale event. My Steve tyree monti is looking good and my digi is growing alot of new...
  3. C

    How long after dosing Vibrant can Macroalgae be safe?

    I dosed Vibrant several times with some good results, but algae still grows. I know it will look great over time, but long term will not solve my nutrient issues. I know managing a refugium is going to be a better solution long-term. I did not realize how detrimental it was to Macroalgae and...
  4. Reefer37

    Is it Normal for no ALK/Cal Use in a Week?

    So I have a year old 45g cube with some LPS and softies. Total maybe 20-25 corals. It's not overly stocked, so maybe this is pretty normal, but I feel there would be some use in my alkalinity or calcium levels. I checked over a week and looks like no use of any alk or calcium. Check Alk with...
  5. T

    Refugium questions.

    Hi, new to the forum! So. I have a 70 gallon tank, mostly softies. Running 2 viparspectra 165s. 10 inches off the water. 23 inch tall tank. Off the topic i really wanna know the answer to but what should I run the intensities at? Should I alter the stock lights in any way etc etc. The real...
  6. M

    Best nutrient reduction strategy for very heavy bioload?

    What would be the best way to keep nitrate and phosphate in check with this kind of bioload? (Other than water changes, obviously) My intention is to keep an LPS & Clams 50G tank, including tubastea (yellow and black), and diffent dendrophyllias. I already set up a mini fridge for heavy...
  7. Freelamp944

    Where do nutrients go in cryptic zones?

    I've been doing some research on using cryptic zones in place of a skimmer and I'm curious how nutrient export actually happens. Obviously, with a skimmer we physically dump the waste down the drain. With a cryptic zone, sponges and other critters eat the dissolved organics, but nothing is...
  8. MnFish1

    Water changes or equipment /supplements for nutrient export - a Poll....

    Lately - after a couple items failed and having problems in the past with various algae outbreaks, chemical methods to control algae, etc etc. I've come to the conclusion that 'simpler is better' - So - for my current tank I have a skimmer, some carbon in the sump - and dose 2 part using weekly...
  9. D. Torres

    Need Help With Equipment

    Hello everyone. I have a 75g standard size aquarium that I've had running with fairly little issues. I thought I'd be able to jump into a 20g nano tank pretty easily but it hasn't been as easy of a transition. For reference I have have the Innovative Marine 20g Concept Panorama (pic included of...
  10. Darkshadow1500

    Dosing Vibrant and Microbacter Clean?

    Hello I have a question about if it would be okay to dose vibrant and microbacter clean together Right now I dose vibrant ever other week and algae still grows luckily I have a few turbo snails and conch’s that do a great job keeping up. I’m curious is the week I don’t dose vibrant if it would...
  11. reefcubed

    The ultimate Mangrove thread!!

    I have been keeping, messing with, and experimenting with mangroves for years. I have read information far and wide, and utilized experience of other refers on here as well. I hope this becomes the one stop spot for inspiration and information. I hope that other mangrove aficionados join in with...
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