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- Mar 5, 2018
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It depends I’d say. I run a Triton setup which utilizes No mechanical filtration pre-fuge. The chaeto once grown out then acts as the mechanical filtration and traps everything socks would. The microfauna of course feasts on all that stuff but every few months I like to pull and rinse while doing a water change. It’s simple enough to do at that point with old tank water so it makes sense to do IMO.is it a good idea to rinse it every once in a while? mine has only been in for a week
I need to drop a couple of bigger shells in there for him. He’s about the size of a racquetball now. Maybe slightly smaller.That hermit is HUGE ! ! !
I haven't had ones that big since my FOWLR tank.
Heres what mine looks like.The floss tray after the fuge begins to overflow about every 24/36 hours. I’ve been pretty good about swapping it out by th 48 hour at most. A 10’ roll of pinky pad will last about 2 months I think. It’s made a big difference in the ammount of particulates floating in the water column which is nice.
You’ve got me thinking though, maybe I can squash the chaeto ball against that wall an have the detritus run over into the floss.
What's ur target range for ur ca? I recall u liking the dKh in the high 7's if my memory serves me right.Calibrated the two DOS this afternoon. Not sure what happened but I somehow lost the prime to the calcium reservoir. Mustve been like that a while cuz the resevoirs were way out of line dosing equal parts of the Triton elements. Hopefully I see some results in growth after catching this.
Also replaced the carbon, added a few tablespoons of GFO and reloaded the CO2 scrubber media. PH began dipping down under 8.2 at night where its generally at or above 8.3.
So a bunch of time put in this weekend. Hoping to see a direct impact in the tank. Time will tell.
I like Calcium to be 440/450.What's ur target range for ur ca? I recall u liking the dKh in the high 7's if my memory serves me right.
Good numbers regardless. You and keith make me really debate setting up a gfo in the skimmer chamber.
With ur po4 currently at .24, what's your timeframes to drop it to .07? I'm picking brains before I pull the trigger. Right now I just have a bag of carbon and a bag of phosguard on the drain compartment. I figured the gentle swirling in there is just about perfect to run the bags in.. almost like a reactor.I like Calcium to be 440/450.
AlK: 7.7 seems to be where things are happiest. I think it began ticking up with the drop off in PH.
Im not a big fan of GFO. It scares the crap out of me to be honest. Ill run it for 2 to 3 days and pull it out. Not sure why the PO4 jumped up but its been higher than I like the past two weeks so Ill reel it in a little. .07 makes me happy.