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Water quality - Richard Ross

RR-MAN

Supporting Member
Joined
Aug 18, 2003
Location
Pearland
#5
The guy hosting is annoying. He needs to shut up and let the guy speak! Don't need a "yeah, absolutely" every other sentence.
Yes I agree...but I got used to it after a couple of videos.

interesting to say the least.
Very interesting indeed...how did we reef before ICP, hanna, GFO, and the dude is running a full reef with phosphates of 2. :eek:

And here we are concerned about TDS of 5 in our ro/di water. LOL! ;)
 

Reefahholic

Reef Junkie T.V.
Supporting Member
Joined
Feb 4, 2014
Location
League City
#6
IMO, the older a tank gets....the more stable they get and can almost become “bulletproof” if certain things are kept in check. The same goes for Acropora corals. The reason why most people have issues is because they start with dry rock and throw the hardest acro’s in before 6 months. Not to mention the wild caught are much more sensitive.

Running a tank with PO4 at 2 is just ignorant. NO3 at 150 is even more stupid. I’d personally never let PO4 ever get above 0.2 at the absolute highest and NO3 above 50 at the absolute highest.

Although I like to keep PO4 anywhere below 0.1 and NO3 under 20. Personally I shoot for 0.05-0.09 and 2-5 with NO3.
 

steveb

Director
Administrator
Board Member
Joined
Jun 24, 2009
Location
Spring
#7
IMO, the older a tank gets....the more stable they get and can almost become “bulletproof” if certain things are kept in check. The same goes for Acropora corals. The reason why most people have issues is because they start with dry rock and throw the hardest acro’s in before 6 months. Not to mention the wild caught are much more sensitive.
I have a tub full of wild acropora waiting for my 265 :eek:

I started filling it at the 30 day mark but do agree as it matures it becomes easier to keep them.
 
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