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    How gradually should salinity be lowered?

    i fully understand the life cycle of ich. and i fully understand how salinity changes affect both vertebrates and invertebrates( both up and down) and osmoregulation you comment above says nothing about why a slow drop in salinity would risk a secondary infestation. and ive found no...
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    Calcium dosing...how much...help me out...

    i wouldn't add calcium that way because the amount your top will add per day will fluctuate depending on daily evaporation. the directions on the bottle have no way of knowing how much Ca your tank gos through per day so they are pretty much useless. i dont know if that product is in this...
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    How do I remove clams from live rock?

    yes, it wont hurt the clam at all
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    Turnover rate?

    im guessing at pipe diameter and # of fittings but this says about 850gph http://www.reefcentral.com/calc/hlc2.php?submitted=1&VerticalLength=4&HorizontalLength=0&PipeDiameter=0.75&PumpID=2&Elbows90=1&Elbows45=0&GateValves=0&BallValves=0&Couplings=2&CheckValves=0&Exits=1&Entrances=1
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    Mysterious clam death

    theres no way to tell what could have caused it, could have been sick, weak or a predator
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    How do I remove clams from live rock?

    you dont cut the foot off, you cut the byssal threads where they attach to the rock
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    Turnover rate?

    yes
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    Curing live rock - how bad is the smell?

    i would do it in the basement. some rock depending on the freshness or lack there of can be pretty bad
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    Turnover rate?

    no its fine if its ok with you and if your over flow can handle it
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    water flow and clams

    try this http://www.clamsdirect.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1994
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    Turnover rate?

    also when picking a return pump take into account the capacity of your over flow and dont go over it
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    Turnover rate?

    a general rule for return flow (through the sump) is 8x to 10x the systems water volume. personally i try to have the flow through the sump just a little bit faster then what my skimmer pulls in so that almost all the water comming from the tank go's through the skimmer before going back through...
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    Turnover rate?

    depends on what your keeping, and if you talking about total turn over or in tank turn over or just turn over through your sump
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    water flow and clams

    clams can handle some flow, as long as the mantle isn't flapping in the breeze it should be fine. if you post a photo i can id it for you
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    sand!

    you dont really need that much live sand. i would get dry sand (what ever size and color you like) and then find a local reefer with an established tank and get a cup or two from them to seed your sand. if you cant find anyone then just buy the smallest bag of live sand
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