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  1. Yesterday
  2. New set up

    Hi. I'll try and keep this short as several questions. Second set up and still class myself as a newbie as pretty inexperienced with my coral and equipment knowledge, but water management is good. 1. Does Nopox affect mushrooms in a negative way? Had great growth/colour prior to starting dosing this, can't keep them alive now. Reason for asking.? Not sure whether to continue use in new 4 x 4 x 2 tank. 2. Can you over skim? My volume is on the limit for the model I'm looking at, next model up is double that. Was mentioned in conversation that after water change, initially skimmer may strip out desirable elements before corals can fully utilise them. Not sure about this one, more wanting advice on rating of skimmer. 3. Is it worth plumbing in a reactor now, organising position, pump, pipework etc to save faffing around later on if I need it? 4. Apologies if this one sounds a dumb question. How close to the surface can rock work go ideally? I'm asking because I found flat pieces and used them to fully hide my weir, right up to the grid. The only place I have algae growing is, as normal I suspect, behind the weir comb, but also the top edge of the rock. Is this simply a case of concentrated nutrient flow and high light strength, it's only 2" below surface, or is better to keep the rock work lower than I've put it? Many thanks.
  3. Stock Update From Santa Monica Filtration®

    Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration 0 - RAIN4 - Available in one week 0 - RAIN2 with 4 GEM5 lights - Available in one week 0 - RAIN2 with 2 GEM5 lights - Available in one week 0 - RAIN2 with 1 GEM5 light - Available in one week 3 - Pole Mount for RAIN2 2 - SURF8 1 - SURF8x 1 - SURF4 1 - SURF4x 1 - SURF2 2 - SURF2x 1 - SURF2xx 7 - HOG3 1 - HOG3x 2 - HOG3xx 4 - HOG2 3 - HOG1.3 7 - HOG1 7 - HOG1x 5 - HOG.5 1 - DROP1.4 3 - DROP1.4x 5 - DROP1.2 2 - DROP1.2x 6 - DROP.6 5 - DROP.6x 3 - DROP.2 6 - Fusion 700 air pumps 0 - GEM5 set of four grow lights - Available in one week 0 - GEM5 set of four grow lights - Available in one week 16 - 4x6 Green Grabber Screen (1 mm thick) 2 -- 4x6 Green Grabber Screen (2 mm thick) 10 - 5x7 Green Grabber Screen (1 mm thick) 6 -- 5x7 Green Grabber Screen (2 mm thick) 25 -- 7x7 Green Grabber Screen (1 mm thick) 2 -- 7x7 Green Grabber Screen (2 mm thick) Purchase at: www.Santa-Monica.cc Selection chart: http://algaescrubber.net/WhichOne.jpg
  4. Earlier
  5. Second tank

    Update on tank. I lost a lot of fish to what I thought was white spot but it appears that it was new tank syndrome after my house move. Even with A well known tank starter chemical and live rock from my existing tank (nearly 2 years old) I had problems.
  6. Stock Update From Santa Monica Filtration®

    Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration0 - RAIN4 - Backordered0 - RAIN2 with 4 GEM5 lights - Backordered0 - RAIN2 with 2 GEM5 lights - Backordered0 - RAIN2 with 1 GEM5 light - Backordered3 - Pole Mount for RAIN22 - SURF8 1 - SURF8x0 - SURF41 - SURF4x1 - SURF2 2 - SURF2x1 - SURF2xx8 - HOG32 - HOG3x2 - HOG3xx3 - HOG23 - HOG1.37 - HOG17 - HOG1x6 - HOG.51 - DROP1.43 - DROP1.4x6 - DROP1.22 - DROP1.2x5 - DROP.65 - DROP.6x3 - DROP.24 - Fusion 700 air pumps0 - GEM5 set of four grow lights - Backordered0 - GEM5 set of four grow lights - Backordered16 - 4x6 Green Grabber Screen (1 mm thick)2 -- 4x6 Green Grabber Screen (2 mm thick)10 - 5x7 Green Grabber Screen (1 mm thick)7 -- 5x7 Green Grabber Screen (2 mm thick)25 -- 7x7 Green Grabber Screen (1 mm thick)3 -- 7x7 Green Grabber Screen (2 mm thick)Purchase at:www.Santa-Monica.ccSelection chart:http://algaescrubber.net/WhichOne.jpg
  7. starting a 65G tank

    Hi Guys, sorry I haven't been on for a bit. The fragging worked as you can see in the new pic I'll be downloading, both for the mushrooms and toadstools. I have stable water parameters finally for about 3 months now except for the PH, it was 7.4 last week so I finally got round to making a CO2 scrubber which seems to have worked as it's been 8.1 for the last few days. As you can see since I got a female my McCoskers is displaying nicely, and since I got an arrow crab the only bristleworms I'm finding or seeing are half eaten ones
  8. Which powerhead

    Currently have an MP10 in my reefer 170, but looking to add another pump to give more flow at the opposite side of the tank. Plan would be to have each powerhead either side of the weir. What would people recommend for a second unit? Don’t really want to splash out on another New MP10 so looking at any alternatives? Will be keeping my eyes open for a second hand MP10 though. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. So, after being ill for 14 months, my tank has fallen into a bit of a mess. To make matters worse, my skimmer has died and my wavemakers/circulation pumps have also died on me. At the moment I’m running on two circulation pumps in a 450 litre tank. My question is, is anyone selling secondhand, working equipment or even looking to offload to someone in need. It’s a long shot but it’s worth a try. Thanks, Lukas Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Stock Update From Santa Monica Filtration®

    Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration 0 - RAIN4 - Backordered 0 - RAIN2 with 4 GEM5 lights - Backordered 0 - RAIN2 with 2 GEM5 lights - Backordered 0 - RAIN2 with 1 GEM5 light - Backordered 3 - Pole Mount for RAIN2 2 - SURF8 2 - SURF8x 2 - SURF4 0 - SURF4x 1 - SURF2 1 - SURF2x 0 - SURF2xx 9 - HOG3 1 - HOG3x 0 - HOG3xx 4 - HOG2 2 - HOG1.3 4 - HOG1 7 - HOG1x 7 - HOG.5 1 - DROP1.4 1 - DROP1.4x 4 - DROP1.2 3 - DROP1.2x 3 - DROP.6 3 - DROP.6x 3 - DROP.2 3 - Fusion 700 air pumps 0 - GEM5 set of four grow lights - Backordered 0 - GEM5 set of four grow lights - Backordered 16 - 4x6 Green Grabber Screen (1 mm thick) 2 -- 4x6 Green Grabber Screen (2 mm thick) 7 - 5x7 Green Grabber Screen (1 mm thick) 7 -- 5x7 Green Grabber Screen (2 mm thick) 9 -- 7x7 Green Grabber Screen (1 mm thick) 3 -- 7x7 Green Grabber Screen (2 mm thick) Purchase at: www.Santa-Monica.cc Selection chart: http://algaescrubber.net/WhichOne.jpg
  11. Stock Update From Santa Monica Filtration®

    0 - RAIN4 - Backordered; first orders are shipped first0 - RAIN2 - Backordered; first orders are shipped first0 - RAIN2 - Backordered; first orders are shipped first0 - RAIN2 - Backordered; first orders are shipped first2 - SURF8 2 - SURF8x2 - SURF41 - SURF4x2 - SURF2 2 - SURF2x2 - SURF2xx7 - HOG32 - HOG3x0 - HOG3xx4 - HOG22 - HOG1.34 - HOG17 - HOG1x10 - HOG.50 - DROP1.42 - DROP1.4x3 - DROP1.23 - DROP1.2x4 - DROP.63 - DROP.6x2 - DROP.26 - Fusion 700 air pumps0 - GEM5 set of four grow lights - Backordered; first orders are shipped first0 - GEM5 set of four grow lights - Backordered; first orders are shipped first0 - 4x6 Green Grabber Screen (1 mm thick)3 -- 4x6 Green Grabber Screen (2 mm thick)7 - 5x7 Green Grabber Screen (1 mm thick)8 -- 5x7 Green Grabber Screen (2 mm thick)6 -- 7x7 Green Grabber Screen (1 mm thick)0 -- 7x7 Green Grabber Screen (2 mm thick)Purchase at:www.Santa-Monica.ccSelection chart:http://algaescrubber.net/WhichOne.jpg
  12. Red Sea Reefer 650 Peninsula

    Wow those are beasts!! I went hunting this morning with a spot light and couldn’t find any - I’ll check every morning now and see how I get on. All the new Wrasse additions look awesome working the tank hunting for pests. They’ve all fed really well on frozen too, which is a massive bonus! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Wow those are beasts!! I went hunting this morning with a spot light and couldn’t find any - I’ll check every morning now and see how I get on. All the new Wrasse additions look awesome working the tank hunting for pests. They’ve all fed really well on frozen too, which is a massive bonus! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Red Sea Reefer 650 Peninsula

    I've had those although mine was the leopard variety (Really big sucker about 2" long) but thankfully they only prey on clams and snails, not LPS so once I removed my LPS and snails for a few months I was good to go. Sadly the ones you have seem to like LPS which are much more difficult to get rid off although some wrasse will control them but never truly eradicate. Good job in removing the LPS which should sort it. Keep an eye on your snail population just in case. Here's a vid of two I found in my sump:
  14. Red Sea Reefer 650 Peninsula

    I thought it was all over yesterday morning... I came downstairs around 6:30am and checked my tank as per usual (my lights don’t come on until 10am, so still nighttime in the tank). Upon looking at the tank, I noticed these slug like creatures on the glass. After a closer inspection I knew they weren’t stomatella snails, so automatically assumed flatworms. There was 6 in total that I removed from the glass. I then put my normal morning routine on hold and continued to inspect the tank with a spot light. Very quickly I suddenly saw a huge one on the sand and as I looked up from the sand, the torch coral (which has been struggling recently) was covered in them! Straight away I took the torch out to inspect it and saw them all over, including loads of eggs on the undersides What I couldn’t understand though is why they were all on my torch and none of the other coral? As you do, I frantically searched google trying to identify them, thinking the worst. What I thankfully found however was that these flatworms were Polyclad flatworms, which only eat LPS, clams and snails (not an SPS fan, thank god). This explains a lot, because I always dip and inspect my coral (other than this torch, because I was told not to) and this torch has been struggling for some time - clearly they had an explosion in population and hopefully I caught them in time. Means to manage moving forward - flatworm exit doesn’t work, apparently you just have to hunt them at night, keep an eye on your snail population and get flatworm eating Wrasse (which is great, because now i have a excuse to visit my LFS). Stressful times, but luckily no where near as bad as I first thought. No LPS or clams for me for a while now... hope this helps others [emoji1303] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk So yesterday afternoon I went to buy ‘a’ worker and ended up buying multiple ( the Mrs thinks they’re all workers [emoji6]). See below (including google pics as mine are rubbish and they’ve all hidden in the sand now): 1. Silver Belly Wrasse - not fancy, but a great worker and fantastic character (we had one in the last tank and loved him) 2. Timor Wrasse - lovely little thing that I’ve not seen before 3. A pair of Pencil Wrasse [emoji5] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Red Sea Reefer 650 Peninsula

    Shame about the MOC pieces mate, I like to see what im buying first. The lack of growth with your chaeto will be down to lack of food source, very low P04 mate Be careful with N03 and P04 mate as the lack of P04 and high N03 can bring out Cyano Good luck with the baby mate happy times
  16. Red Sea Reefer 650 Peninsula

    Sorry for the lack of updates - it’s mainly due to 1. The tank requiring very little maintenance now and 2. My lack of funds to put more stock in. All my SPS is growing really well and I’m still getting mega encrusting going on. The 3 new pieces I got from mailordercorals aren’t great though. The Darth Vader frag died for no apparent reason, the rainbow monti has good PE, but the main flesh is still very pale and the milli is also still really pale - I don’t think I’m going to order coral by mail again based on this experience. I bought another frag from Wharf on the same day I put those in and it’s coloured up really well. I have buffered my Ca to the recommended 450 level and dosing Ca in line with Alk now. My Mg however is still requiring loads of buffering despite reaching the required 1370. As soon as I achieve the recommended level and reduce the Mg dose, the levels drop considerably again (quickly, which I avoid as best as possible by continued dosing). I put this down to my Coralline Algae growth, which seems to be insane on the rock work in this tank - I’ve never experienced Coralline Algae growth like I’m getting in this tank. My only other coral that I’m struggling with is my torch coral - I’ve lost a head and the rest of it seems to be struggling. I’ve always struggled with torch corals, which I think is due to the extreme flow I like to have. I’m not really bothered about the torch though. Ssshhh don’t tell the Mrs [emoji51] My Po4 is still solid around 0.03-0.05, but my nitrate has continued to increase. Tonight I measured 50ppm No3, which is the highest since the cycle. It’s been 25ppm for ages now, but something has caused it to creep up in the last couple of days. Fingers crossed, my ALR1 should sort that though. My ALR1 has ran well, but the first lot of cheato I put in it, seemed to fade away quite quickly and it’s been running with the tinniest bit in for ages now. I’ve noticed a considerable growth spurt after increasing the lighting schedule recently, so I’ve ordered another batch of cheato tonight and will run the lighting period for longer to see if that sorts it. Hopefully some decent growth should then start to pull my No3 back in line. Despite the high No3, my SPS (other than the new frags) is showing mega colouring, so I’m not too worried. Slowly slowly... Lastly, my tank requires very little maintenance now the dinos have gone. The ClariSea does a stunning job! My sand is still bright white, water is clear and the skimmer rarely needs cleaning now. We’re expecting a new baby very soon, so I’ll be on 2weeks paternity leave soon. During this leave, I plan to have a day in the car down to AAC for some new fish purchases. Cheers Chris [emoji1303] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Stock Update From Santa Monica Filtration®

    Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration 1 - RAIN4 0 - RAIN2 with 4 lights 0 - RAIN2 with 2 lights 0 - RAIN2 with 1 light 1 - SURF8 1 - SURF8x 2 - SURF4 2 - SURF4x 2 - SURF2 2 - SURF2x 2 - SURF2xx 5 - HOG3 2 - HOG3x 0 - HOG3xx 4 - HOG2 3 - HOG1.3 4 - HOG1 7 - HOG1x 10 - HOG.5 1 - DROP1.4 2 - DROP1.4x 4 - DROP1.2 3 - DROP1.2x 3 - DROP.6 3 - DROP.6x 1 - DROP.2 5 - Fusion 700 air pumps 2 - GEM5 set of four grow lights - black 1 - GEM5 set of four grow lights - white 11 - 4x6 Green Grabber Screen (1 mm thick) 3 -- 4x6 Green Grabber Screen (2 mm thick) 7 - 5x7 Green Grabber Screen (1 mm thick) 9 -- 5x7 Green Grabber Screen (2 mm thick) 3 -- 7x7 Green Grabber Screen (1 mm thick) 4 -- 7x7 Green Grabber Screen (2 mm thick) Purchase at: www.Santa-Monica.cc Selection chart: http://algaescrubber.net/WhichOne.jpg
  18. Sand sticking to fish

    It’s been a real crappy month for me, first the lights and then the fish. I suppose we have to deal with these things as they come.
  19. New Member Rules Amended

    lol theres more wifes ere then fish;) lol Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  20. Help

    dj23bol spot on bud:) i get that now and then:) Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  21. Sand sticking to fish

    The recommended time to go fallow is 6 weeks but it will not hurt to extend that a little. Fingers crossed everything will be ok
  22. Sand sticking to fish

    Yeah, al fish are now in the hospital tank. im running UV on the display, so hopefully in a couple of months i’ll Be clear and the fish can return
  23. Sand sticking to fish

    Do not fear the worst mate, I have had Ws in the past and only lost a few of the fish. Sad you lost your purple tang they are a stunning fish. I would suggest you go fallow for 6 weeks . That will end the WS cycle. Have you got UV or ozone running ? This will help kill the free floating parasites
  24. Coral Box WF-04 WIFI Dosing Pump

    Looks like a great bit of kit @Eric@Fish Street Do you have any reviews of it
  25. First post

    Hi Jason, some nice pictures there mate and great colours on your corals. Please show us some of your system and let us know how you are running it and maintaining it.
  26. Sand sticking to fish

    Ok as a precaution I moved the purple tank, sailfin and clowns into my hospital tank this morning. And I’m afraid it was ich or brock (although it looked like sand) because when I came home from work my big purple tang was in a sorry state the poor thing was on its last legs and smothered in spots. I went in a couple of hours later to do a water change and it had died. I am now struggling trying to catch the rest of the fish and have been for the last 2 hrs. :(
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