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  1. danie

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    Nice pics...:razz:
     
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    Nice Reef you've got there!! Some nice growth from when it started. Love the sunken battleship!!
     
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    Nice tank you got there - looks great! Most guys will tell you to ditch the Titanic... lol
     
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    once again, very very nice corals you have there! I really like the big pincushion. Don't you have problems with your water paremeters seeing that you have ceramic rings in your sump?
     
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    Amazing how different your tank is looking in just 12 months - well done.

    Shipwrecks are for Freshwater ;)
     
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    Says the FW boy :lol:
     
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    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    i havent seen many shipwrecks in a river/dam.... usually near a reef... :thumbup:
     
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    Too true :)
     
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    Danie very nyc and clean system you got thr mate...
    Pls tell me for how long your tank has been running...
    And do you have a problem with your parameters cause i see that you got ceremic rings in your sump...
    Could you pls tell me how do you manage too keep your tank so clean...
     
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    Because ceramic rings generally builds up detrius and can cause a nitrate bomb in your tank. I only snorkel occasionally, why?
     
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    It is actually for goldfish tanks, next to the clam that releases bubbles. :lol:
    Just joking....

    Huge improvement on your tank from when you started. Congratulations.

    Guess the filter floss will keep out the detrius if it is maintained properly and changed often. Otherwise the ceramic rings would have been a bad idea.
     
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    Why would the ceramic rings be a bad idea?


    :) Ok, I have seen comments on this type of filter. These are my observations.

    1) The first compartment is where the water from the DT is returned to the filter. Water in this compartment is processed through a skimmer.
    Now irrespective of the return flow through the filter, skimmers with the likes of the Queen turbos, Aquamedic T1000's, The Deltec range, Reef octopus in sump skimmers etc a pump to feed the skimmer with the required flow rate is installed in this compartment. In other words. If by design the flow through the filter is about 600l per hour and the skimmer requires 1900l this compartment is for that purpose. MORE THAN 100% skimming. And the skimmer (mechanical filtration) is before any chemical and biological filtration.

    2) The ceramic rings in the filter will initially act as a filter removing Ammonia and nitrite producing nitrate. however as the filter matures and starts to clog less water flow passes through the media and starts to flow over the top of the filter mat into the next compartment. Is this not then a Nitrate filter??. I would say so because the water is flowing over the top of the noodles/media doing all the things DSB do.

    My 2c. have a similar filter on my algae tank and have had no serious nitrate problems
     
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    Danie - many thanks for sharing the pics with us. BUT:
    I you you take this advice in the right way:
    At some stage you will find out what I am say now:
    - you tank is FAR FAR FAR too big, and the water volume is FAR FAR FAR too much, for that tiny sump and skimmer that you have. It will MOST likely help in some way......

    You WILL most likely notice that you nitrates DO NOT SEEM to go down. No matter WHAT you do.

    How old is your tank now (sorry of you have already posted this).....

    Please post your water parameters?

    Don't get me wrong - your tank looks awesome, except for the wreck - it just does not look right!
     

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