Idea for a phyto drip system

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    Aiden Parker Active Member

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    I had an idea for a phyto drip system. I am considering trying to make it when I have more time to devote to it. Would love to hear everyone's thoughts on this.

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    this is mine do it by me
    pump is not necessary bubbles just work
    when I go away for some days I connect it to the one with rotifers cloture
    to autofeed the tank

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    Thats awesome!
     
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    for some one of your coral I will built for you:):)
     
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    Nice idea, question tho. How do you intend to keep the phytoplankton from crashing? Or will you run through that much in a 10-15 day period and have another batch waiting. I've never grown my own phyto ( going to just haven't) but doesn't the culture start crashing around the 15-17 day mark unless more fertilizer is added?
     
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    age of this one 3 months as you can see from color is perfect
     
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    When it reaches the point when you add more water, you would also add some more fertilizer. I've grown phyto before and it's very easy. You could have several reactors, each with a different species of phyto. That would be very cool.
     
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    Having different species going at once would be very cool indeed. I might have to do that on my upgrade
     
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    Cool idea indeed!
     
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