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    Inorganic removal using Phytoplankton

    I wonder if there is bacteria in the phyto i will be culturing and if they are feeding on the phyto/dead cells and if they are more then likely smaller then phyto? I heard that bacteria can link/chain together too to make larger bacteria? Bacterial decomposition is an important part of...
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    Inorganic removal using Phytoplankton

    I read that phytoplankton can suvive for 5 plus days with out inorganics does this sound true? If so and I have to check my notes but lets say I put 5 ml of f2 ferilizer per 1 G of new saltwater then I culture for several days and this hypothetically used up the 5 ml of ferilizer. if I went 12...
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    Inorganic removal using Phytoplankton

    Yes nannochloropsis oculata was the exact species, good stuff.
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    Inorganic removal using Phytoplankton

    I think massive amounts of sponges,coral,copepods,worms,chittons,small snails would be increases by the phyto which then would consume the organics before it torned to imorganics and any inorganics would be consumed by the phyto and coral. I was up to 1 cups daily of phytoplankton on a test...
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    Inorganic removal using Phytoplankton

    Bacterioplankon I will assume comes from phyto and copepods for the most part and they are smaller then 2 um? making them a perfect size organic? for coral and sponges? Will check those links, thanks
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    Inorganic removal using Phytoplankton

    Will the increase in sponges and coral caused by the addition of phytoplankton reduce the amount of inoganics and organics in the water? And if this does not work will the increase in mini clean up crew from the phyto eat the organics before it turn into inorganics reducing inorganics? :)
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    Inorganic removal using Phytoplankton

    This is a test, looking for well versed people in biology?
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    Straight outta China

    Gorgeous
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    Inorganic removal using Phytoplankton

    Hi I am from canada and I come here looking for like minded people that would like to discuss inorganics in the reef and how phytoplankton may be able to reduce them and I would like to discuss the food web? First question I have is do corals reduce inorganics in the water?
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    Hi From Canada

    Yes, it was easy. All I did was let the two different paly colonies grow next to each other, then I sliced the two different palys into each other, then I waited for the graft to pop up. From there, I separated the graft from the colonies and glued it onto my frag plug. I suspect in the wild...
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    Hi From Canada

    here is an image of my half nuclear green and ha;f purple death paly. I call it "nuclear death"
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    Id snail

    the snails look cool but I would stick to what you know about and collect just them.
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    Hi From Canada

    The expensive small tube membrane lasts,, but the carbon, di and sponge type filter's do not. there are winter here which I think plays with the pressure going into the rodi unit. I will buy another unit and check with you guys if it's the right one.
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    Hi From Canada

    I use to use rodi and a tds meter, when I get my 2 other tanks set up, I will invest in one, I am just trying to see if I can get buy with out them, which I have for the last 10 out of my 12 years of having tanks. I just hate that the tds always runs around 0 ppm at first then shortly after runs...
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    Hi From Canada

    Was thinking of using ozone or hydrogen peroxide to treat my tap water. Does anyone have any info on the amount I need to use, approx, to treat chlorine and chloramine? Thinking of using an ATS, algae Turf scrubbers. Anyone using these over in SA? Here's one that I want to copy: or...
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