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post #41 of 49 (permalink) Old 01-19-2015, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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I hate to do this again....But I have to make this very clear without some "Moderator" (or whatever they are called) trashing my posts. Here is the thing. I do NOT care how chemical balances happen, work, or become, I care what keeps my fish/Corals alive. Madness has gotten me as far as I am without a single piece of advice failing me. Not equipment, not dosing recommendations, nothing. My tank has performed without a loss of life for a solid year now. I'm not taking anything away from you as you clearly like to read books or whatever, but I don't come on here to argue, nor do I want to hear arguing over my questions. I just need to solve my issues and learn one step at a time as I am sure you all did at first too. I like to be cost and energy efficient in my techniques. That is what I've been provided by Madness and CB. That is the level I am on. Maybe 10 years from now we can come back and see who is "right" until then. Stick to the script please. Thanks.
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Did I trash anybody for referring to literature or my own data, pardon me.
There is no best way, there are bunch of better ways. We have the same goal to keep our living investments as long as we can, can't we? Thanks.

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OHHHH, now that one I like!!

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Did the Mag test tonight. I'd say its floating just above 1250. Thats pretty good. I did the Alk test that came with the mag kit. Not 100% on how to read that backwards ****, but on both Borate and total Alk. I used exactly .4 ml out of the syringes so thats like....yeah. I dont really know.....My Corals and fish are happy though
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I never had a marine tank without a sump. It's simple to make and you then capable of ATO, keeps your tank water leveled all the times. Want to share why not?

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Yep. I will share. I do not have a sump because I'm a procrastinator and an extraordinarily cheap bastard. I argued every single thing I've had to purchase to date for my tank, but when it was all said and done I ended up forking over the dough and doing it right. There are only 2 reasons I do not have a sump right now. #1. I do not have a predrilled tank and I have very expensive hardwood floors below my tank so I do not want to take the risk of an overflow box. And #2. I couldn't make a birdhouse from a milk jug. I'm not DIY expert. I suck at life when it comes to building things. So. If there's more to it than that.... I would love to have a sump, just hasn't hit me yet. Maybe when/if I go bigger with my tank, then I will make sure to have one.
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Don't blame yourself, I understand because I almost ruined my cherrywood floor, which is under my tank, because of my aging percula (14 years in my tank and ~18 total) died and blocked the exit of overflow box while I was away for business. Guess what, a good wood floor can tolerate and tolerated this amazing sea water flood and slowly come back to original shape,size and color, all by itself in 6 months. More luckily, I suffered no other casualties and the salinity was 1.014 because of RO keep pumping in to compensate the overflowed tank. It's a true story.

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