Discussion in 'Member Tanks' started by Raege, Jun 2, 2018.
Congrats @Hemmdog !
You can throw some of that in my tank if you want
Congratulations @Hemmdog !
Congrats @Hemmdog ! !
Woooo!!!!! Thank you!
Hey guys and gals and reefers extraordinaire I have to make some choices from below zoas it’s good to be me
I like pics 1 & 3.
@Hemmdog congrats again your 30 dollar BRS card should hit your email soon. @RichtheReefer21 pods nano and phyto to kickstart your new fuge on the way for tomorrow afternoon from our premier local PodGuy @Paul C.
Happy to say the real winner in the contest was me more build threads to follow and tanks to inspire and hopefully new friends to share the hobby with. Cheers to all
Thanks so much for the generosity Ray. Cheers.
Thank you again!
It’s clean up day.
30 gal WC
Skimmer clean out
Pumps getting soaked and scrubbed in vinegar dunk
May not put socks in full time thinking something easier to clean and ensure not leaving a nitrate factory in sump
I pulled my socks a few weeks ago, best decision yet
Before Sunday scrub FTS
Start picking out spots
Working on it Wouldn’t be right to not be prepared for incoming goodies Don’t want your
Wet Salty Knees to be in vain
+1 , smartest decision I’ve made in reefing.
Done deal they are gone. Think just when I need to scrub rocks or blow stuff around tank will they go in. @Hemmdog @Fudsey What improvement did you guys see pulling socks out?
So many. And weird stuff you wouldn’t expect like better water clarity and stuff. The pod population for sure is a big bonus. The sump will quickly adapt to using no socks to build up its bio layers or however that works, I assume something like that. Your sump will look more, “sumpy”, this doesn’t work great if your trying to do a display sump or anything like that. It’s picking up the extra workload that the socks were doing and having larger particulates to process. But some how after a week it works itself out and your water gets crystal clear, no more bacterial blooms ever, super stable, no sock maintenance, oodles of pods, no elevated nutrients compared to before or anything like that. All around great.
Very interesting comments people, I wouldn't run a filter sock or roller thingy if you paid me!
For those that don't know my tank I run two fuges, sump and attached display fuge.
I just took this, sump fuge, if I took a good pinch of that and gently lifted you would be amazed at the root structure!
The display fuge runs 2 x caulerpa species, prolifera and the really naughty one, loads of flow, I don't see the point in cheato, just my preference.
Yes it is mostly cover in cyano currently, better there than in the display!
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