PatrikS;13716 said:My tank didn't crash - where do you got that from?? I had a bunch of Caulerpa "go sexual" twice
I was under the impression that you tank indeed did crash. If it cant support life, it's a crashed tank.
PatrikS;13716 said:BTW: I bet more then half of the ppl on our boards dont know any difference about uM and ppm either. Its actually quite few that know that, the vast majority doesnt.
They dont make claims based on knowing the difference either. And if need be, most people ask.
PatrikS;13716 said:What do you mean? - in layman/practical terms plz.
Your high levels of Ca, Mg and carbonates are damaging your plants.
PatrikS;13716 said:Yes, we do, but: to my knowledge you have not got any saltwater tank yet (correct me if I'm wrong). It seems to me that you look at everything from an eagle's perspective, flying high-high above and just watching (well, and judging here and now). It would be more interesting to discuss with you if you actually tried your extensive knowledge in practice first, and then argued for one or another. And as you asked pics of my tank it would be very interesting to see pics of yours.
I do not have a running tank right now. I have 3 years experience from keeping reeftanks. I kept it with my roomate at university and we learned most of the lessons the hard way. The only sources of knowledge was my knowledge of chemistry, books and the LFS(a bad one at that). I've also kept a macro only tank. The reeftank eventually crashed and we lost years of collected livestock.
I refrain from keeping a tank since I dont have finances to support experimenting with it. I experiment with my low-tech planteds instead. Failed miserably with my last soil only test tank and learned alot. But I guess I get that for flying high, high and judging.
If you dont want help then fine by me. If you want to focus on a few loudmouths, sure go ahead. You are in my opinion ignoring sound advice from alot of people, again your problem.