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    Water changes or not

    I can give you my numbers. Is it meaningful? I run a show tank of 144gal and have a sump of 150gal. The skimmer is 2 gal which I run low with O3 the macro is 2' x 2" about 6” thick. Hey if you want to do water changes and buy whatever supplements it is up to you. My results it isn't necessary...
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    I asked for a spreadsheet in the real world not one that composes of one item that is usually happens in a new tank. And you didn't provide any uncertainly in you chart. I am not sure how you optained your degree or did you studies. It wouldn't be something I would present. If you want to be...
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    I don't want to mislead anyone with a new tank. I am refuring to a mature tank which should not have any NITRATES. And the nitrites should not be a issue. And if you find copper, you need to know where that came from. In 20 years I have never had copper in the tank unless I introduce it in the...
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    Next time you find an absolute without uncertainties. I will be glad to interject. I have never seen something without any uncertainties, however your math doesn't work for me and it shouldn't be clear to you with your expertise.
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    Come on you are from Cornell and Harvard don't put out something without factoring the potential unknowns. You must know there is some uncertainty that should be added to you math. You make it look so grave and that isn't the case. Be logical and factor in all that is happening in an enclosed...
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    You are making an assumption tank is on its own without a protein skimmer, macro and O3 and this would be the end point. Factor in the natural and mechanical effects. You still can’t not factor what is being introduced with a water change that is not helpful, do to the fact that you cannot...
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    Work up a spreadsheet and factor what a water change of 20% water or another value works out to. Run the numbers over a period of time and show us the dilution amount in doing it to remove excess buildup and what is being a benefit to the new addition of water change. I will be looking forward...
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    I have been involved in many 510k trials. The word Clinically is in reference to the inhabitants and the observation there of. I didn't miss type. The point being removing water and replacing it a 20% every week or month does not reduce toxins only to a small degree. Adding off the shelf...
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    What hormones should we be looking at.
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    clinically Look it up. Where did you get you degree? The fact is what needs to be exported and what need to be uptaked is what is required. Spending for water changes doesn't do it. I sill want to know where you recieved you degree as a expert.
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    First copper should never be used in a reef tank It is clinically wrong. What needs to be uptaked and what is required to be exported is needed. A water change would not resolve any issues. All the levels need to be correct adding supplements may have an adverse problem do the the fact they are...
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    If a tank is 150 gal and there is 20 percent water change what do you expect the outcome of the titration is in tds and components that you believe will be reduced? I just want the number so everybody knows. My determination isnt much.
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    I am still trying to uderstand where the heavy metals came from. It didn't happen own its own. If I wanted to sell salt and other supplements that are not pure I would recommend a water change, however the numbers are what the are and only removing toxins’ and adding what has been uptake is...
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    I run oz3 to keep any bacteria’s down. If you think a 20% plus heavy metals would be reduced in a water change it maybe reduced slightly, however what spectrum of heavy metals are you referring to? And how did you obtain them thru supplements? It didn't happen on it's own. It must have been...
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    It is not pointless adding product that you don't know what the purity is requires you to change the water. Knowing what is being uptake by the corals needs to be replaced. Water changes are just a waste of time if you have a protein skimmer and macro to remove waste. Nothing else is needed if...
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