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Old 11/16/2020, 03:01 AM   #1
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Detritus on rocks

Hi all

I've detritus on Live rocks, I never able to keep clean.

Is there a product or bacteria that could help?

Kind regards

Reef tank 105 gallons, skimmer Ultrareef Akula 200, 3 CORAL box pump QP16 Plus
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Old 11/16/2020, 06:30 AM   #2
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Just keep basting daily until no more comes out. Do it in the evening before lights out.

If you want to catch it use a filter bag, floss or whatever and then you can pull the bag after the water clears.

As coraline grows over the rock less detritus will show up.

Once you aren't getting detritus daily you can just do it once a week or so.

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Old 11/16/2020, 09:44 AM   #3
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One of the best detrivores, that also reproduce in your tank are micro brittlestars. Indo-Pacific Sea Farms( sells them. Also, the bristletooth tangs, are good detrivores as well, with the right shaped mouth for detritus. 105 gallons might be too small for one though. I like Big E's suggestion as well.

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Old 11/22/2020, 10:27 AM   #4
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If there is detritus collecting on your rocks you might think about increasing the overall flow in the tank.

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