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    Pax bellum experience?

    Iím thinking of getting one for my Red Sea 750 xxl. Does anyone have any experience with one?

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    I've been reading a lot about them and there are a few threads on R2R.
    What do you now for nutrients export?
    I don't regret the things I did wrong............ I regret the good things I did for the wrong people.

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    It seems a lot of users are using it in conjunction with the Triton method, which I'm not and am not planning on using. Nutrient export is very straight forward. Skimmer, filter socks, chaeto, and water changes. The problem is the crushed coral substrate that I have is becoming a huge pain in the butt and has indeed become a nutrient factory after only 2 short months. I had a feeling the nutrient problem would happen, even though everyone I had consulted with said it would be fine especially since this would be a mushroom tank. My bad call with the crushed coral. Nitrate is at 10 and climbing even with minimal feeding and 30% water changes every week. It's being changed with course sand in a couple days and I'm anticipating a big reduction in nitrate levels. From what I've read the PB is essentially a super charged algae scrubber and would be perfect with the sky high nutrient levels I currently have. Once I change to sand I'm not so sure how the PB will do in my system. It seems in lower nutrient systems the PB is over kill and can do a too good of a job at removing nutrients. I'm trying to have a consistent po4 0.03 and nitrate 5. Red Sea sump does not have a refugium area so I need to make a decision about PB or custom refugium insert. I'll have to decide once the sand is in and nutrient shift is seen. Another note, both mp40's have been removed from the tank and are sitting on the floor. Getting way too much flow for the shrooms.

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    Tell you what, you replace your crushed coral for medium sand and I'll give you the secret run down on how I tackle the nutrients with the Vibe.
    FYI, Andre never get get the color I had on my corals and most corals he has came all from me and he always believed in the carbon dosing method, till he finally read about long term use of vodka.
    He was so nice in asking that he now runs the Vibe as well and three weeks in his color was coming in nicely.
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    I've been thinking of pax bellum or another similar solution like the skimz micro-alge reactor. I've love to hear more people's thoughts on them as well...


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