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Old 01-08-2018, 03:30 AM
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Ok awesome thanks! Is there a preference in type or brand of biopellets that you have had success with on client tanks or your own?
I use the TLF NPX pellets in client tanks. I'm not sure that I've tried any other brands.
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I use the TLF NPX pellets in client tanks. I'm not sure that I've tried any other brands.
Ok thanks Mindy!
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Is there bubbles in that snot? If so it could be Dinoís, the sudden rise in Po4 mixed with the possibility of higher no3 could cause the Dinoís to spread and grow even if there was none before. When I left my old tank for months without wc I noticed this...
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Is there bubbles in that snot? If so it could be Dinoís, the sudden rise in Po4 mixed with the possibility of higher no3 could cause the Dinoís to spread and grow even if there was none before. When I left my old tank for months without wc I noticed this...
No bubbles and definitely not Dinoís. Just nasty snotty crap that I will have to deal with until the next setup and no more NoPO-X.
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No bubbles and definitely not Dinoís. Just nasty snotty crap that I will have to deal with until the next setup and no more NoPO-X.
I'm getting this same buildup in my retun pump and piping nowhere else in the tank/sump, At least it looks to be the same to me. Funny thing is I have nver carbon dosed in this tank.


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I'm getting this same buildup in my retun pump and piping nowhere else in the tank/sump, At least it looks to be the same to me. Funny thing is I have nver carbon dosed in this tank.


That does look similar... I without a doubt didnít have any of it until I started dosing Carbon. Thatís weird that you have something similar with no carbon dosing.
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Some tanks have a high bacteria load. I haven't figured out why. A couple of my clients' tanks are like that. They've never had bacteria dosed, and never had carbon dosed, yet the filter pads feel slimy when you touch them, and so do the sump walls.
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That’s interesting! I wonder why that is... such a pain in the but to clean out of filters. I’m thinking my new sump won’t have any filters. Maybe just a filter sock as they are easier to manage.
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I'm currently not running any filters or filter socks unless I scrub the stuff down then I put then in for the night to catch it all and take them out the next day. I'm running no WC's with ATI Essentials, everything tests out perfectly. All the corals the display looks great, colors and growth better than they ever have. Just this darn slime build up that needs to be cleaned out every 2-3 weeks.
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