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    Posted: April 09 2009 at 6:31pm
 
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So, when you do implement your O3, will you then be running carbon 24/7?
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Originally posted by tropoasis tropoasis wrote:

 
I haven't started using Ozone myself yet but I do have plans on impementing for a couple of my larger systems in the next month or 2
 
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So, when you do implement your O3, will you then be running carbon 24/7?
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Originally posted by Camarofish Camarofish wrote:

Originally posted by tropoasis tropoasis wrote:

 
I use carbon in my systems for short periods every month in a phosban reactor. I myself do not use Phosban or such. Just carbon


But you also use O3, correct?  I always thought that carbon was a 24/7 thing with O3?  Right now I run fresh carbon every 5 days in a phosban reactor...do I not need to do that?

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I haven't started using Ozone myself yet but I do have plans on impementing for a couple of my larger systems in the next month or 2
 
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Originally posted by tileman tileman wrote:

Frank,  Which spectrapure ro/di  unit would you recommend for a 300 gallon system, full of fish and sps?
 
 
I myself use the

http://www.spectrapure.com

It produces 100 gal per day and would be more than adequate for your system
 
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Originally posted by tropoasis tropoasis wrote:

 
I use carbon in my systems for short periods every month in a phosban reactor. I myself do not use Phosban or such. Just carbon


But you also use O3, correct?  I always thought that carbon was a 24/7 thing with O3?  Right now I run fresh carbon every 5 days in a phosban reactor...do I not need to do that?

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Frank,  Which spectrapure ro/di  unit would you recommend for a 300 gallon system, full of fish and sps?

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Originally posted by NickinSandy NickinSandy wrote:

A few questions I wish I would have asked, or may have missed....
 
Was Carbon or Phosban used on his systems or recomended?
 
and What product did he say he used to dip all incoming corals?
 
 
I use carbon in my systems for short periods every month in a phosban reactor. I myself do not use Phosban or such. Just carbon
 
And yes, I use Tropic Marin Pro Coral Cure as a dip for all corals, just vary the exposure time depending on the type of coral.
 
 
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Originally posted by Corey Price Corey Price wrote:

Some of the info on water changes flies in the face of what Anthony Calfo told us. I think that water changes are just fine, and I don't agree that he said to not do them. What I heard was an opinion to do smaller, more frequent water changes, which is what I subscribe to, if possible.
 
 
Yes, Corey, you are correct. I didn't say (or mean to imply) no water changes. That is something I have experimented with sucessfully for my Self Sustaing systems. In a SPS system water changes are necessary but do make them smaller and more often.
 
 
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I do water changes at least every month. . . true they are a pain in the butt.  But I believe it's more beneficial than harm
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Carbon once a month if I rember right. And no other media. He said if ur system is stable u don't need other media other then carbon.
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I think either ZeoVit or Elos makes Potassium test kits. ZeoVit users watch potassium almost as much as calcium and alkalinity.
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I'm pretty sure he uses carbon and the coral dip is Tropic Marin Pro coral cure.

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A few questions I wish I would have asked, or may have missed....
 
Was Carbon or Phosban used on his systems or recomended?
 
and What product did he say he used to dip all incoming corals?
 
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 I am with frank, i don't do water changes, just top off.  And he talked about water changes with some types of tanks, but he hasmany of his personal tanks that he never does water changes to.
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Some of the info on water changes flies in the face of what Anthony Calfo told us. I think that water changes are just fine, and I don't agree that he said to not do them. What I heard was an opinion to do smaller, more frequent water changes, which is what I subscribe to, if possible.
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BobC63: he said he only does them when he takes water out for fragging.
and to keep the suplements in the tank at good levels. (so dosing is required.. I use Fuel personaly!)
I do the same, If I give a gal or 2 to someone I will have to add new SW but that is it.
 
 
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Did anyone else notice that Frank said to test for potassium?  I've never worried about it.  How do you test for it?

It was a great presentation, thanks Frank for the awesome frags too!
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Originally posted by tazman1982 tazman1982 wrote:

No water changes- don't do it.  Or only do a little bit here and there.  Just let it be stable and don't change water in your tank!
 
 
YEA!!!! I guess i am not a total idiot for doing this. Glad someone else shares my opinion on this.
 
What did Frank recommend instead of WCs? Trace element - type dosing?
 
And did he say never do WCs -  or "stretch them out", meaining like once every 6 months change a little instead of doing them once a month or more..?
 
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Looks like I missed a great meeting Unhappy
 
Wife's been sick - had to take off work Monday, couldn't take off again Thursday
 
I'll be there for the  May meeting, though!
 
 
 
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Great presentation as well. I am glad the Club could book him.
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