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Old 12-13-2007, 12:58 AM
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Nate I just tested my fuge w/ hanna and got a reading of 1.24 then tested the water in the main display and got .34 .I am going to do some further testing just to make sure the first reading was corect. Fuge is dsb w/ tons of sawblade macro, I will keep updated with new results.....
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Old 12-13-2007, 01:10 AM
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Nate I just tested my fuge w/ hanna and got a reading of 1.24 then tested the water in the main display and got .34 .I am going to do some further testing just to make sure the first reading was corect. Fuge is dsb w/ tons of sawblade macro, I will keep updated with new results.....
That's an incredible difference. I think you should re check both numbers not just one. How can the system dissipate the PO4 from 1.24 to .34 in matters of couple feet of waters(not special reactors, sand bed, rocks, solution ....)?
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Old 12-13-2007, 02:01 AM
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Wing, I took out the fuge when I swtiched from a 1yr old 29g tank to my 40br. I've only had the BR up for 1.5 months now, so I think it's too soon to make any sort of definite conclusion. But anecdotally, I've seen evidence of fewer nutrients despite a greater water burden on my equipment.
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Old 12-15-2007, 05:00 PM
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i like my fuge, unfortunately I believe mine is pLaced wrong since it comes beFore my skimmer. its the only space i have so it had to be that way.

to be honest, i dont know what benefiTs it has to my tank, but i'm sure the extra water voLume isnt hurting my tank any
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Old 12-15-2007, 05:02 PM
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if you place it before your skimmer it may become a good trap for detrius.
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Old 12-15-2007, 05:10 PM
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probabLy is, but cant heLp it... it's the onLy physical space I got. I have a fiLter sock on the drain so that kinda heLps cut down on crap
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Old 12-15-2007, 05:18 PM
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Nate I just tested my fuge w/ hanna and got a reading of 1.24 then tested the water in the main display and got .34 .I am going to do some further testing just to make sure the first reading was corect. Fuge is dsb w/ tons of sawblade macro, I will keep updated with new results.....
Wow. that's crazy. I should have tested my rDSB/fuge before i took it offline against my main display. I just tested my main display this morning and got .03. I'll test my sump with the small chaeto ball tonight and see if there is a difference.

EDIT: Sump tested .04.

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Old 12-15-2007, 06:11 PM
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Just tested again and the fuge reading was .27 and the main display is .30.....
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Old 12-18-2007, 12:48 AM
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if you place it before your skimmer it may become a good trap for detrius.
AHA!

My fuge comes before my skimmer. Chaeto was trapping mucho detritus because it was floating. Algae problems-a-plenty.

Trimmed the chaeto ball down to the size of a softball & anchored it to the bottom on some LR. No more detritus trap, plus skimmer is now pulling out a half cup of dark skimmate every couple of days vs previously pulling that out in a week.

Never thought to test display & fuge seperately, thanks guys!
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Old 12-24-2007, 05:04 PM
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I think I got to the bottom of my algae problem. I added a piece of rock I took out of my tank over a year ago back in. As rubble to the fuge & a couple of larger pieces to the main display. This rock was in my tank when I was using tap water so I think it was leaching PO4 & other things into the tank.

I can tell because those particular pieces were covered in algae. I have removed them & will see what happens.
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