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    Nutrient Control methods

    Hi all, I'm currently using a combination of carbon dosing (7.6mls vodka/day), skimmer, purigen, gfo, ROX carbon, and a tiny HOB refugium with chaeto using a Par38 light in my 75g. I feed pretty heavily . My nitrates and phosphates are generally very low, N03 < 5ppm PO4 <.1ppm. I wanted to stop carbon dosing, and was thinking about creating a larger refugium with a stronger light in combination with my current nutrient control in order to decrease maintenance.

    After watching some BRS videos, it seemed that the Kessil H380 with Chaeto seems to give some pretty promising results. I have a 1ft x1ft area thats about 7'' deep that I can use as a refugium. Do you think this would be able to keep my nutrients at the level they are right now with out water changes. I really HATE water changes, and have zero desire due to space to create an auto water change system. Do you think that this would able to control the nutrient levels in my tank to the way they are right now?

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    I use a special deep sand bed to keep a ultra low nutrient.

    https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?sha...0&share_type=t

    I had not do a water change for 10 month already.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex77619 View Post
    I use a special deep sand bed to keep a ultra low nutrient.

    https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?share_fid=36566&share_tid=57870&url=http %3A%2F%2Fwww%2Emarsh-reef%2Eorg%2Fshowthread%2Ephp%3Ft%3D57870&share_ty pe=t

    I had not do a water change for 10 month already.


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    Are you using a calcium reactor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by oguzman View Post
    Hi all, I'm currently using a combination of carbon dosing (7.6mls vodka/day), skimmer, purigen, gfo, ROX carbon, and a tiny HOB refugium with chaeto using a Par38 light in my 75g. I feed pretty heavily . My nitrates and phosphates are generally very low, N03 < 5ppm PO4 <.1ppm. I wanted to stop carbon dosing, and was thinking about creating a larger refugium with a stronger light in combination with my current nutrient control in order to decrease maintenance.

    After watching some BRS videos, it seemed that the Kessil H380 with Chaeto seems to give some pretty promising results. I have a 1ft x1ft area thats about 7'' deep that I can use as a refugium. Do you think this would be able to keep my nutrients at the level they are right now with out water changes. I really HATE water changes, and have zero desire due to space to create an auto water change system. Do you think that this would able to control the nutrient levels in my tank to the way they are right now?
    The Kessil refugium light is a beast. Not taking anything away from it. For the price though, you can find plenty of grow panels that will perform just as well on amazon. I like the kessil lights, but they won't get the spread that some of the cheaper panel lights that hit the refugium from more angles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cody View Post
    Are you using a calcium reactor?
    Yes I am


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    This is a great strong grow light to use.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01N4...op_mb_pd_title

    And itís water proof


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex77619 View Post


    This is a great strong grow light to use.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01N4...op_mb_pd_title

    And it’s water proof


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    Very nice grow light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex77619 View Post
    Yes I am


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    I'd be curious to see a before and after over the no the of an ICP test from calcium reactors and no water changes. In theory, they should be ok, but I'd like to see the data. Ever done a triton, etc test?
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    Never done one yet. but maybe Iíll do one soon. Iím also curious about it too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex77619 View Post
    Never done one yet. but maybe I’ll do one soon. I’m also curious about it too.


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    Just a heads up, we offer ICP tests for $18 each instead of the $30+ to our supporting members as a perk. Three tests and the membership pays for itself. We use out larger purchasing power to get a good deal and pass along the savings to supporting members.
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