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    coming back and planning a large tank

    Lightsluvr, you have a very cool tank!!!!!!! I am sooo jealous :) I am still waiting for LFS yet to give me a quote... Discustopia, Yes I know it is going to be a bottomless pit... Unfortunately I (like most of use) dont print money :) ... I am just looking around, comparing prices...
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    coming back and planning a large tank

    All good points! my LFS had requested a quote from AGE.... Of course all glass around is my fall back plan if the hybrid tank would be too expensive. Thanks for all your info! :)
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    coming back and planning a large tank

    Thanks! I have never built a tank before, so I'd rather have someone doing it :) my goal here is not to have a hybrid tank per se, but I thought that could be cheaper: PVC for sides and bottom (except the front one) must be cheaper than the glass... and lighter, so there could be some savings...
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    coming back and planning a large tank

    I am not sure if this is the right place to post this question, if not then I apologize... After a year and a half break from the hobby I have decided to come back! This time around I have space for an 8' long tank. So, I was thinking something around 300G - 400G one. Since it is going to be...
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    Welcome back Randy!

    Can we have no PO4, but just Randy instead? :D
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    Last try at DIY ozone "reactor"...

    I suggest you read http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2006-04/rhf/index.php#12
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    Welcome back Randy!

    PO4?
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    DSB in a bucket for nitrate control

    Yeah, I think clumping is going to happen no matter what you do to aragonite sand. Low pH and bacteria in sand will clump it. So, the question remains, will this reduce the effectiveness of the RDSB? AFAIK, sand's pH buffering is a benefit that most can live without, since most add Ca and...
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    mineral accretion vs. aragocrete

    pretty cool techique.... instead of metal wire you could try graphite I know it is a conductor, however don't know if it is reef safe.... should be, because really it is just another form of carbon.
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    DSB in a bucket for nitrate control

    Did anybody tried to determine if after a while aragonite sand clumps up in the bucket? And if so, do you think it deminishes the efficiency of the RDSB?
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    added supplements

    First of all, you should know what are your Ca, Alk and Mg values. The point of dosing purple up or anything else is to keep these values in check. Personally I think that Purple Up is a bit overpriced Ca/Alk supplement that could be replaced with much cheaper stuff: two parts Ca/Alk...
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    Does GFO leach iron?

    I use phosar hc... about half of a can in a 90+30g system.
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    Does GFO leach iron?

    Don't mean to steal the tread... I have the same issue, GFO is in use but cyano doesn't go away. My nitrates rather high (25ppm), so since C-N-P balance is messed up due to low P and high N, I guess vodka method wont work. Any suggestion to battle N?
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    algea

    I wouldn't trust Wallys filling station. Like jsr said, check TDS. Since you're buying water then get DISTILLED kind in a gallon jars.
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    algea

    is it a new tank? are you using distilled water from Wally's?
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