will this help at all ?

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  1. ZeroCool

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    hi everyone, my live rock is getting more and more junk on ... i had in the past 2 shrimps that jumped up and down when feeding was done, and they cleaned up the rocks.

    with time, they died ...

    can that be the reason why the live rocks are getting more and more junk on them.

    i have 3 hermit crabs, 1 turbo snail and 1 dancing shrimp ...

    please comment
     
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    I highly doubt it,

    Whats the flow like in your tank?
     
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    I have 2 SEIO Prop 530 2,000l/h powerheads in a 130L Buyo (TL550). Which i think is pretty strong for the little system
     
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    yeah, and the flow between the rock work, hows that?
     
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    Live rock will always accumulate detritus over time as the clean up crew will never be able to clean every inch. Good maintenance practise is to blow off the detritus with a powerhead or turkey baster to get it into the water column. Corals also love this.
    Do this at least once a week ;)
     
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    Morning guys ... i found the issue. The water flow to the back of the tank was very bad or slow, if i can say that. I did some changes last, and now the water is flowing 1000 times faster to the back, and the return flow is about 1000 stronger.

    Regarding the cuc, they eventually climb up stuff that was very dirty, and now it is looking better already :)

    thanks for the input :)
     
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    Cool,

    glad you came right
     
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