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Old 03/21/2018, 08:00 AM   #926
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Marvelous, busting one more myth about po4 ....:-)

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This myth was busted long ago. Eric Borneman showed pictures of two tanks tied to the same pump with higher phosphate. One tank had a mass amount of algae the other fine. What was the difference? Herbivorous.

The only issue with this is there are different type of algae. You need multiple type of herbivorous because they eat different things. Different tangs eat different algae and allot of people do not have large enough tank to have multiple tangs and not allot of people want to risk angels.


The other issue with high phosphates is you got to be careful you do not introduce a algae that these herbivores do not eat. Happened to may friend who had multiple tangs and other herbivores. He introduced a frag with dictyota on it and overnight it took over his tank and pushed him out of the hobby. I introduced the same algae since we split the colony and it did not spread in my tank. Actually pushed him out of the hobby it was so bad. Never seen anything like it.



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Old 03/29/2018, 02:19 AM   #927
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This myth was busted long ago. Eric Borneman showed pictures of two tanks tied to the same pump with higher phosphate. One tank had a mass amount of algae the other fine. What was the difference? Herbivorous.

The only issue with this is there are different type of algae. You need multiple type of herbivorous because they eat different things. Different tangs eat different algae and allot of people do not have large enough tank to have multiple tangs and not allot of people want to risk angels.


The other issue with high phosphates is you got to be careful you do not introduce a algae that these herbivores do not eat. Happened to may friend who had multiple tangs and other herbivores. He introduced a frag with dictyota on it and overnight it took over his tank and pushed him out of the hobby. I introduced the same algae since we split the colony and it did not spread in my tank. Actually pushed him out of the hobby it was so bad. Never seen anything like it.
Very educational. May I share this picture to others?


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Old 03/30/2018, 08:40 AM   #928
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Very educational. May I share this picture to others?
Not my picture, it is a friend of mine, he is not in the hobby anymore.
After this we went up to Greenbay to hang out with either Ron Shimek or Eric Borneman, I can not remember which, lots of drinking lol.. Anyway we came home and he had his RO/DI tied directly to his ATO container and his ATO stuck on.. Came home to all his corals completely gone and water all over his basement. I think his fish survived. After this and the issue above pushed him out of the hobby.


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Old 09/05/2018, 09:37 AM   #929
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Updated video from the other day. Still going strong.




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Old 09/05/2018, 09:39 AM   #930
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Old 09/05/2018, 10:02 AM   #931
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Fantastic Joe!
Awesome colonies.


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Old 09/05/2018, 07:57 PM   #932
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Looks great. Thanks for posting the video.


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Old 09/07/2018, 07:20 AM   #933
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Thanks guys, it's nice to have the tank back from where it was at the beginning of this thread.


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Old 09/30/2018, 11:36 PM   #934
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Looking great! Good to see your still at it. I have been out of the game for almost a decade but your tank once again has me missing my tanks and trying to catch up on the new tech.


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Old 10/25/2018, 08:18 PM   #935
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Wow, what a spectacular tank... Just finished reading through the whole thread and there's so much great information to be learned here.

Quick question for you about the Triton/ARID Reactor... I'm in the planning stages of a 25g Lagoon from Innovative Marine. The plan is for it to be sps dominant like the 75 and I'd love to avoid overcomplicating this tank with a skimmer, carbon dosing, ect.

Do you think the ARID n18 (along w Triton for other parameters) would work as the sole nutrient export method on a tank this size? Or would it be too overpowered (it's rated for 40-120g)? I could honestly get by for a while on water changes alone, but the gear head in me is tempted by that ARID Reactor

Thanks Joe! And again, beautiful tank!


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Old 10/26/2018, 09:10 AM   #936
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Quite the journey but a beautiful tank. Great job!


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