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  2. Stock Update From Santa Monica Filtration®

    Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration: 0 - RAIN2 with 4 lights 0 - RAIN2 with 2 lights 1 - RAIN2 with 1 light 1 - SURF8 1 - SURF8x 5 - SURF4 2 - SURF4x 10 - SURF2 7 - SURF2x 1 - SURF2xx 4 - HOG3 3 - HOG3x 1 - HOG3xx 9 - HOG2 4 - HOG1.3 21 - HOG1 4 - HOG1x 19 - HOG.5 2 - DROP1.4 4 - DROP1.4x 7 - DROP1.2 10 - DROP1.2x 11 - DROP.6 8 - DROP.6x 1 - DROP.2 20 - Fusion 700 air pumps 0 - GEM5 set of four grow lights - black 0 - GEM5 set of four grow lights - white 8 - 4x6 Green Grabber Screen (1 mm thick) 2 -- 4x6 Green Grabber Screen (2 mm thick) 12 - 5x7 Green Grabber Screen (1 mm thick) 3 -- 5x7 Green Grabber Screen (2 mm thick) 4 -- 7x7 Green Grabber Screen (1 mm thick) 4 -- 7x7 Green Grabber Screen (2 mm thick) 0 - WAVY (2 week time to ship) Purchase at: www.Santa-Monica.cc Selection chart: http://algaescrubber.net/WhichOne.jpg
  3. Tapatalk issues

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  4. W3bbo

    A massive thanks to @w3bbo for his hard work getting Tapatalk working for you guys. It it was a software conflict after I upgraded the board software my bad
  5. Hi Guys

    How are you finding the new lighting now and what about some pictures of your new fish.[emoji846] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Tapatalk issues

    At last I’m back[emoji16][emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Tapatalk issues

    Sorry for the delay. This should now be rectified. There were issues with the server not recognising the new version. Let me know if you are still having issues please.
  8. Universal Hanging Bar Offer!

    Hi guys, Apologies for the lack of time spent here recently, we've moved to new premises so things have been somewhat manic! Just wanted to let you know about a little offer we are running the remainder of this week. 10% off all of our hanging bar kits, Free loop clamp upgrade, and express delivery - offer ends 15th October. Shop Here : https://www.iquaticsonline.co.uk/led.html
  9. Earlier
  10. Par readings

    No problem pal
  11. Par readings

    Hi Dave, I will and thanks for the help and advice yesterday
  12. Stock Update From Santa Monica Filtration®

    0 - RAIN2 with 4 lights 0 - RAIN2 with 2 lights 1 - RAIN2 with 1 light 1 - SURF8 1 - SURF8x 5 - SURF4 1 - SURF4x 11 - SURF2 7 - SURF2x 1 - SURF2xx 3 - HOG3 3 - HOG3x 1 - HOG3xx 9 - HOG2 4 - HOG1.3 21 - HOG1 3 - HOG1x 20 - HOG.5 2 - DROP1.4 4 - DROP1.4x 7 - DROP1.2 11 - DROP1.2x 10 - DROP.6 8 - DROP.6x 1 - DROP.2 6 - Fusion 700 air pumps 0 - GEM5 set of four grow lights - black 0 - GEM5 set of four grow lights - white 8 - 4x6 Green Grabber Screen (1 mm thick) 2 -- 4x6 Green Grabber Screen (2 mm thick) 12 - 5x7 Green Grabber Screen (1 mm thick) 3 -- 5x7 Green Grabber Screen (2 mm thick) 4 -- 7x7 Green Grabber Screen (1 mm thick) 4 -- 7x7 Green Grabber Screen (2 mm thick) 0 - WAVY (2 week time to ship) Purchase at: www.Santa-Monica.cc Selection chart: http://algaescrubber.net/WhichOne.jpg
  13. Par readings

    Start out at 45% pal and take it from there
  14. Hi Guys

    If you find one your happy with why change ?
  15. Par readings

    Hi guys, I've just got the V2 Ilumenaire 1200 - what are the best settings please ? My tank is 900w x 750d x 270h I've looked on google but the settings they've given looks fairly dim but I don't want to bleach my corals by setting it too high Thanks
  16. Hi Guys

    LOL TBH I don't know any other shops where I'm confident of things being dipped and fish being good eaters etc..
  17. Hi Guys

    They are prone to do so Chris.. Always sad when we lose a fish or coral pal but part of the hobby unfortunately . Nice choice on the light by the way, you must have shares in Kraken Corals now lol
  18. Back After 6 Months

    Welcome, I think your tank's going to look awesome as you build it back up
  19. Hello Everyone!!

    Welcome Debby
  20. Hi Guys

    Hi guys, hawkfish has committed suicide and managed to jump through a 2cm x 2cm gap between the tank and lid :( also my Fromia is no longer. However I've got a new lighting unit - a V2 Iluminaire 1200 that I'm setting up this weekend and an exquisite wrasse which settled in straight away. Hopefully the better lighting unit will help my corals back to their former glory. I'll let you know
  21. Tapatalk issues

    Yeah I'm getting the same. I've raised a ticket so we'll see what comes back but I fear the recent security patch has some incompatibilities. It's server side not your end. I'll keep you posted. For now I'm afraid you will have to log on the forum as usual rather than tapatalk.
  22. Hey is anyone having issues using tapatalk? I've had to use my browser to use this forum for a few days now and it's not as good if I'm honest lol I'm getting this error when trying to log in.
  23. New

    Welcome to reef face buddy! The guys seem to have covered the basic have patience so the Best tip I can give you is don't eat yellow snow hahaha
  24. Light for 2ft tank - Evergrow??

    I had my evergrow it2120 on my 4ft reef for almost 3 years before I sold the tank and everything it was a fantastic light unit and never missed a beat, I'm currently setting up my new tank which is just short of 3ft and I'm considering the new evergrow it5060 unit these light units come with the legs and the hanging wires so it can be mounted however you please. I'm also considering a second hand Radion or hydra but my only issue is there's no warranty with second hand units. I mean if budget was unlimited I'd go for a new Radion but it's totally out of my price range currently.
  25. New

    Thank you both, I will take that advice and be back in the necessary topic area
  26. Light for 2ft tank - Evergrow??

    stay clear of evergrow they are rubbish my lights broke after only six months,wish i spent the money up front for my current lights rather than getting the evergrow. had nothing but trouble with them
  27. Setting Up A Marine Aquarium Guys I thought I would write this thread as a start point, please feel free to add and comment. If there is anything you think I may have missed please let me know. This hobby grabs you and pulls you in so quickly before you know it its upgrade time. Fun , exciting , heartaches and pleasure – bit like a relationship. So lets start with the basic equipment and substrates needed. Aquarium Return Pump (if Sumped) External filter (if not sumped) Heaters (I always say 2 but we will come back to that) Flow pumps (water movement within the display tank) Skimmer (I always say skim from the start) Crushed coral sand (live if wanted but again Ill come to that or none if bare bottom) Rock (synthetic, live , dead reef bones etc) Set the tank up where you want it (as its hard work to move after filling) Ensure it is level both ways. Little tip here guys try to make sure the tank is not in direct sunlight as this can cause over heating and nuisance algae. Water test the tank by filling with tap water and monitor for leaks. Once you decide it is water tight add your sand and rockwork (most people build up their scape then alter take it down re build alter – so on and so on. Fill with RO water until at desired level – If you have a sump leave all pumps off until the water is at running level in both display and sump. At this point I turn on my pumps and heaters then start adding the salt until I reach slightly below my required salinity (35) Then let the system heat up to 25 degrees and adjust salinity by adding little more salt or exchange tank water for plain RO (you want to keep it low at first so as not to waste salt) Once at temperature turn on the skimmer and start your test regime , at this point I would advise to test only for Nitrate Nitrite Ammonia After initial cycle – Nitrate to nitrite to ammonia to Nitrate – Zero nitrite and ammonia start to stabilise your P04 and N03. Your skimmer will have collected some real gunk from die off from the rock and sand. This is normal. Also you will get red/brown spots and or a thin carpet on the sand this is called dinoflagellates again part of the cycle and perfectly normal. This will die off as the tank matures. Life can be added to the system by chemical induction ( I do not know enough about this to advise or by my preferred method a cup of sand from a fellow reefers system). During the cycle you must keep your water level constant by replacing the evaporation with plain RO water, most hobbyist use an ATO (Auto top off) which is a float valve or IR sensor connected to a pump in a container of RO water) Lights are not required for the cycle period. Once you are satisfied the water is fully cycled then you can add a few fish at a time ensuring the N03 is kept stable and low. Same with corals but stick with the easy to keep softies for a while.
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