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    Selling: Skimz SC205i Internal Protein Skimmer

    For some reason the forum links are all wonky right now and I can't upload images... but you can find them here: https://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/for/d/phoenix-skimz-sc205i-internal-protein/7247849292.html
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    Selling: Skimz SC205i Internal Protein Skimmer

    Skimmer still works great and is all cleaned out. Perfect last minute upgrade/gift for the aquarist in your family :) Good for tanks size 200-500gallon. Full product details here: https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/octa-sc205i-internal-protein-skimmer-open-box-skimz.html Footpring is 10x10x21.3"...
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    Nitrate issues in 300g fowlr tank

    Did you end up upsizing or downsizing your skimmer? I have heard recently that downsizing could actually produce better results. I have this skimmer, which seems right for my 300gal. I thought it was a good skimmer when I bought it :)...
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    Nitrate issues in 300g fowlr tank

    I actually just added a chunk of codium yesterday (looks like that is your avatar :)) and my butterflies have been picking at it. Not sure how long it will last or if it will get overwhelmed by the nitrate levels. Also ordered a sulfur denitrator, coming to me in chunks in the mail. I plan on...
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    Nitrate issues in 300g fowlr tank

    I think that is a possibility that vacuuming the sand could cause you to test higher nitrates, because you are stirring up the sand bed and all the "gunk" in there is being released into the water column. In my case, that is not the issue because the nitrates were already high. Personally I...
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    Nitrate issues in 300g fowlr tank

    update, cleaned out the sump and ceramic media today. still making water to do a 50g change tomorrow and gravel vac. Not expecting it to make much of a dent in the nitrates though. At this point, I'm leaning towards the sulfur reactor.
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    Nitrate issues in 300g fowlr tank

    Yea, nothing wrong with vinegar vs vodka or even a blend of both. I think they're all accomplishing the same thing in the end.
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    Nitrate issues in 300g fowlr tank

    I'm a scotch man myself. :spin3: The main reason I dose vodka is because you have to dose much more vinegar to get the same results. I have no real preference one over the other, and I think the vodka might be cheaper in the long run.
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    Nitrate issues in 300g fowlr tank

    I am already dosing 19mL of vodka daily. Do you think I should continue raising from there?
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    Nitrate issues in 300g fowlr tank

    Hello! I am battling a nitrate issue in my 300 gallon fish only tank. Nitrates are testing as high as my test kit will go (160ppm). I am not sure on my weekly growth as I haven't tested in a while, I admittedly got lazy with a happy tank. I am not new to the hobby - the tank is about 10 years...
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    Local emergency reef services

    Attaching some photos
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    Local emergency reef services

    i can provide pics if you'd like :) I will probably go ahead and clean the ceramics this weekend. Not sure I have anything to lose by doing so. I can clean the carbon filters out and the ATO reservoir while i'm at it.
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    Local emergency reef services

    btw, i vodka dose 19ml of 80 proof vodka daily. Not sure if I should back off on that during all of that, or if that is too high for a 300g tank. I took a look at the guide and it recommends starting at 1.2mL and upping from there (which I did, back when i first started).
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    Local emergency reef services

    Yea i didn't know what to do with my wet/dry sump space so i put these in thinking they would act like additional live rock surface area. When you say put them back in but clean a quarter of them - should I put them all back in at once after I clean them?
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