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Keeping sps, part 1, the water

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    Great read, I will add some thoughts on it too
     
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    Excellent article Ivan! Many thanks! I think that we need some of this!
     
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    Thanks for taking the time and efford in your detail and sharing your experience, its invaluable for reefers trying the more challenging part of this wonderful hobby.
     
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    Thanks for that @irie ivan, very informative read once again.
     
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    Wow!!! What an excellent write up!!! Thank you solo much!!! This should be a sticky!!
     
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    i see you earning that baddge boet! lekker write up.. keep em coming....
     
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    Thanks @irie ivan.

    Really appreciate the effort you're putting in.

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    Please give me a chance ....... Part two will follow..... soon, but I came across some wicked information last night for my next write up..... I suspect its gonna be slightly controvertial (especially to the narrow minded on here, yes you know who you are), but we gonna learn something.....
     
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    Can we have a woop woop for irie (Nice one bud):thumbup:
     
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    Have you contacted Scully about this? :p

    Hurry up with part two, very entertaining and informative read...
     
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    Hurry up with part two, very entertaining and informative read...[/QUOTE]

    Agree :whistling:
     
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    Ivan i think your approach to NSW preparation is great but a little bit of overkill !! I have found the when and where of collection is more important... then use a very fine filter 25micron screen and use it immediately ..with only temp considerations applied. Storing water for weeks brings on a die off of natural bacteria with ammonia/ nitrite spikes as well. After many years of playing with both types of water change..nsw vs mix ..you will always have better sps colours with a good Ro/mix than S.A nsw and better lps/softies with nsw. My new system has both corals and its very apparent when i do mix or nsw.. which is the reason why you shoudnt mix systems ..rule number 1 :)
     
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    A little bit... Actually total!! Bear in mind we are talking sps and not just general marine aquarium water..
    As mentioned..... Pristine!
    If you want the colours wirh nsw, I would not say its total overkill...
     
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    Agree :whistling:[/QUOTE]

    Will get there soon.
     
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