A few questions

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  1. Jaco Schoeman

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    Guys

    Some of you know me, and know I like playing in the "dark"...

    I have been running my latest NPS tank for about 6months now.

    I do however want to pick a few brains and debate a few opinions regarding the following:

    1) If I run a 100% footprint DSB, and add some cheato, would it make any difference to add NP Bio Pellets in a reactor? I currently run both (excl chaeto) but I am considering running chaeto and canning the NP Reactor. What are your opinions?

    2) As hopefully most of you know, NPS do not use photosynthesis. Therefore my tank never has the effect of "night and day". I have never really tested, but how do you think this affects my pH? Would you agree with me that I should maybe run cheato on light around 20hrs a day to stabalize pH? Your input?

    Thanks
     
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    The ghost has arisin from the DSB.

    Welcome back Jaco. :1:
     
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    Jaco Schoeman

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    Hahahahaha!!! Thanks NJ!! Been back a while, just been keeping quite. :p
     
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    Jeez Jaco I heard you ran away but good to have you back & still with azoox nice we need a chat soon.;)

    Have you thought of going the Orca nitra guard bio cubes route?
     
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    Jaco check your phone, or email me ;)
     
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    Welcome back to posting jaco.
    I also suggest you have a look & read some reviews on the Nitra-guard biocubes.
    Im also into NPS corals, & will soon start up my first NPS only reef...
    The thing about not running a lot of light over a reef is that you will always have a slightly lower Ph than a reef with full lighting. But the fact still remains that one of the biggest factors of ph is good surface aggatation & fresh air over the water surface.
    I was able to raise my ph of my frag tank from a constant 8.0 to 8.4 just by adding a small pc fan to blow over the water.
    Can you perhaps upload a picture if your NPS tank.
     
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    Jaco Schoeman

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    Thank you!! Yeah as I said I don't think I have an issue with pH but I was wondering how having no light would affect the pH.

    Anyway, on showing off the tank... Nah... Not yet. But soon!! I promise!!;)

    Hehehehe
     
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    Pics or it never happened!!:whistling:
     
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    Blast from the past.
    Welcome back boet.

    Rather run cheato. They will uptake some other chemicals as well, and with trimming you get rid of them as well. Just shout if you want some.
     

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