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04-08-2011, 09:06 PM
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I did another small change and Nitrates are down to 10... Ammonia and Nitrites are both 0. The problem I have now is that there is a ton a detritus in my tank on the rocks, on the damaged corals, etc... I'm guessing because so many snails have died. I tried stirring it up while vacuuming the sand to see if it would filter down the sump but it all settled back down. What's the best solution... start building my clean up crew again and let them take care of it?

Corals still not open except for one of them too.
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04-09-2011, 08:34 AM
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best solution if you have a lot of detritus is to create a siphon (with whatever you use for water changes) into a filter sock in your sump and then just suck it all out.
 
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04-09-2011, 09:59 AM
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best solution if you have a lot of detritus is to create a siphon (with whatever you use for water changes) into a filter sock in your sump and then just suck it all out.

I'll give it a try with my sand cleaner... was also thinking of putting the live rock in a bucket of water and shaking it off.
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220g DT, 120g refugium, 55g sump

Current stock
1x Magnificent Firefox
1x Powder Brown Tang
1x Yellow Tang
1x Blue Hippo Tang
1x Blonde Naso Tang
3x Spotbreast Angelfish (male/female harem)
2x Ocellaris Clown
2x Black Ocellaris Clown
1x Zebra Barred Dartfish
10x Green Chromis
2x Scarlet Skunk
1x Blood Shrimp

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