This is why Detritus settlement is bad

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  1. lanzo

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    HI guys

    One of the sumps in the shop burst the other day....the filkter was a berlin filter.

    skimmer and then about 180kg LR.....this is pictures showing how bad detritus settlement really can become...n some places it made a zone were just anaerobic bacteria grew(super cool...in one pic youll see the jelly...that is the anaerobic bacteria)


    this is the LR rubble places at the bottom underneath all the Liverock.

    check the detritus!!!
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    heater poped...this is why heater should be in the first chamber
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    sorry to hear about the sump bud, was this the sump where the cleaner shrimp jumped it?
     
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    yipo and i saved him.....:thumbup:

    he grew 4 times the size
     
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    Build better sumps man, 6mm glass is not expensive. But great to show why detritus buildup is bad
     
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    This is a sump Ferdie bought back in the day from petstop

    We dont build sumps with 4mm glass...we go for 6mm;)
     
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    is he for sale?
     
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    What becomes of detritus, if it is fully recycled?

    If becomes mud / sludge or whatever you got there.

    Just another place for bacteria to live on.

    So you did not need to go and buy "miracle mud" or get mud from some coastal lagoon, you got your own.
     
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    miracle mud is not detritus :)
     
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    new sump
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    will see it all tomorrow tjom!!!
    will try and make some xenia for ya as well
     
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    What do you think was my no3 in this sytem?

    :lol::lol: sweet
     
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    What do you guys think was the NO3 in this system?????
     
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    That will be great:thumbup:
     
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    LOL? No? 50? Zero? Dunno - don't let us guess - just tell us! ;)
     
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    0 or 100 :)
     
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    HEHE....the no3 on this sytem was 0 for 2 years

    this was the most stable system i have ever seen....the amount of life in this sump was crazy....diff kinds of pods bread in this, aswell as a certain shrimp?


    This was so weird...i couldn't believe it after i cleaned the sump:p
     
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