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  1. 2 points
    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
  2. 2 points
    I've noticed the forum running smoother and uploads are working really well. Good job guys and this is my favourite forum! It's sometimes a little quiet but has a nice feel about it I've always felt at home here Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk
  3. 2 points
    I can only second what @mrdave has already said really. In truth I've been struggling with my own setup, well not so much struggling but pretty much running it on autopilot and what with the photobucket demise (no longer free) my own thread took a hit with regard to picture updates. The forum software allows us to simply drag and drop straight onto here though so I'll update my own thread before asking others to update theirs! I'm not one for facebook etc and feel the forums are where the real structured information is. The thing with facebook is trusting who is messaging. With a forum you can look back through previous posts (And tank threads) to ensure the info you're getting is based on experience and not regurgitated. We're open to any and all suggestions for how YOUR forum should be operated so please don't be shy - give us your opinions please. Long live the forum. Long live Reef-Face :).
  4. 2 points
    Tank Tests use to sell a few P04 reducing products like phos and doc (P04 remover and carbon) which worked very well but as @W3bbo stated a PITA to rinse. Rowa is essentially the P04 remover side. They also did a liquid phosphate remover which was diluted Lanthanum Chloride very effective but did bond to calcium causing precipitation (cloudy water) like I said very good but am word to the wise, if you are using it keep an eye on your Ca ! Rowa can be using in conjunction with Nopox to help bring P04 under control but only for a short period as it will strip out the P04 giving nothing for the N03 to bind to and be skimmed out. Nopox/Vodka are food for nitrifying bacteria which introduces and healthy balance of bacteria for N03 reduction. The key when carbon dosing is good skimming.
  5. 2 points
    Ok, the site is back online (sort of) but very slow due to the background processing and rebuild. This will take some time to resolve but rather than leave the forum offline for days I've put it live. All the security tasks are complete so the site is secure. There are a few bugs to work out as expected butt least then folk can post and keep in touch in the interm while I work in the background. I've made a few modifications which seem to be working (many are not which I'm aware of and working on) but if you see anything that doesn't work, missing a features etc then please post here and I will collate a work list to crack on with. Your reports are very much appreciated. There is lots of work still to do both cosmetically and functionally but like you all...I have a day job too so please be patient. To do list: Background server processing (33% complete)DONE Logo detailing Reviews & Tank of the Quarter Tab navigation Errors in library pictures re-hash of forum topics (cut the waste) DONE Clean-up/maintenance Plug-in/hook re-allocation/upgrade I'll add to the list whatever bugs you find.....there may even be a forum award for the one who finds the most
  6. 2 points
    See you there Daz. Congrats on the new job. I was speaking to Mark the other day and he said he was considering giving you the job. He asked what you were like and I said you were a ***head so I guess my opinion counts for nothing When are you setting up again then?
  7. 2 points
    Take a deep breath mate and county to 1000 ....I got them of a reefer closing his tank down and bought a few pieces , and I dipped and scrubbed everything not even realising, but a week or so later I seen a couple of them, so obviously missed some eggs....took all monti out dipped and scrubbed again and left on the sand bed for a while. And stuck back on rocks after a month or so..and ive seen the odd one every now n again and suck it up ...but think ill rip my digis out as they're looking crap probably gettin munched still ...you got wrasse in there too ? Not as bad a aefw tho mate , hopefully they'll starve like you say ....chin up mate and have a strong tea, I thought ive had bad luck with my new set up, cloudy water, velvet, bubble algae, gha, monti eating nudis, and a sh1t load of aiptasia all over now. I bet no one will cross the road with us 2 lol
  8. 2 points
    in my old tank copperbands only used to pick at the small ones the big ones i used to pull the rock out the tank and stick a red hot screw driver through it rinse the rock and brush with the miss's toothbrush rinse again then put back
  9. 2 points
    Bung some pre war questions in for @@mrdave too , only fair for the olders lol
  10. 2 points
    I do posted LPS and SPS frags (aswell as mushrooms zoa etc) only problem being these days i dont have time to keep my website up to date (let alone find all the zoa names etc)
  11. 1 point
    hi all I'm new too forum I'm new to reef keeping I have a fluval m60 tank is my pictures too big
  12. 1 point
    Ecotech Marine have released an upgrade for all Radion lighting units. A light diffuser which is compatible with all generations and only reducing PAR readings by 25% read HERE
  13. 1 point
    Yeah I've used a cyanobacteria remover a couple of times and it worked like it stated on the packet however I found it returned after about 6months, i don't know if this was down to it just being masked by the chemical or my bad husbandry, what I've learn from weeks and weeks or researching is one of the main factors of cyanos appearance is an unbalance between your nitrates and phosphates when I got on top of this and kept them within a good ratio it never returned. Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk It was ultralife redslime remover I used Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk
  14. 1 point
    I'm working on the phosphate and the fish are loving all that extra food lol 😁
  15. 1 point
    It will be interesting to see your results in a few weeks time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. 1 point
    Hi Guys, I'm new to reefing :( I've only ever kept freshwater but after a couple of hours with Big Dave and some time with Kraken Corals I've taken the plunge and I'm started a tank. The tank is a 65 gallon tank which took me ages to fully clean out after keeping an alligator snapping turtle in before this. Wish me luck please and I'm sure I'm going to be posting lots of questions as I learn and go along with the tank. A big thanks to Dave and Kraken Corals for the helpful advice. Cheers Chris
  17. 1 point
    Hi, Thanks for the advice. Today I'm doing water change and had everything tested - going on holiday for a couple of weeks. My mates coming in to feed and check the tank whilst I'm away. Good news is there's been new new aiptasia since the last one 2 weeks ago so I'm hioping it's all clear now - I'll know more when I get back.
  18. 1 point
    Hi, I'll go set it up thanks for the advice Water test time tomorrow morning - I'll keep you posted
  19. 1 point
    Can you use a USB and plug into your computer to build a schedule of different flow rates and programmes? Giving the tank variety appears to be beneficial and more natural. Just a thought Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    From around 60 to 40 with a big waterchange. But I have noticed clearer water and softies are looking really good. I will do some more big waterchanges to get nitrate's down then hopefully this will help keep them down also setup my reactor with biopellets again this week
  22. 1 point
    Thanks mate Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. 1 point
    I didn't realise your tank was as good as that, as you never seem to post any pictures, you should post more pictures more often and of individual corals and it looks very impressive and you certainly made the most of what space you have in your tank.[emoji846][emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. 1 point
    White only on 60% max blues about 70% Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  26. 1 point
    Yes that's correct on all counts. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  27. 1 point
    I bought 25 ltr homebrew buckets with lids, they as you say are clear food grade
  28. 1 point
    https://youtu.be/xIjWK8O_S6k Super clean look..
  29. 1 point
    We have had a few deliveries in since the last stock update we posted on Facebook, we really need to fix that! We'll post the pics on here too, of course.
  30. 1 point
    You can contact Ultra Aquatics in a number of ways : - Create a thread in this forum - Send us a PM - Send us a message from our Facebook page - http://fb.com/ultraaquatics - Email us at hello@ultra-aquatics.co.uk - Or call us on 01978 480477. Regards, Carl.
  31. 1 point
    Thanks Carl. Ill watch out for the updates
  32. 1 point
    welcome. Always good to see new sponsors :)
  33. 1 point
    @@dave mc if it were weekend no problem mate as you know im currently working in Wales
  34. 1 point
    Ive been away in India. I work for Amazon. Cant wait to get back to stocking my corals..slowly slowly though ☺
  35. 1 point
    No need to get personal and bring @@yellowboxfish into this lmao
  36. 1 point
    Congratulations pal Hmmmmmmm setting up again ?!? Thought you said not lmao
  37. 1 point
    I'm thinking of starting business with it going round tanks and zapping them like ghostbusters ,aipbusterssss [emoji2] [emoji1] Sent from my HTC One M9 using Tapatalk
  38. 1 point
    I have similar myself, the M1 2 MP40 QD 3 AI Hydra 26 and of course the little magic box that is the Reef link.
  39. 1 point
    hey ya boys and girls how many of you would like to join in on a quiz evening some time ??? what days would be best for all of you?? i was thinking a sunday say from 8ish (normally just crap on tv) also what topics would you all enjoy more or a mix of everything guess the fish name the coral name the fishy character questions on tanks, filteration, chemistry maybe do a who said what bit (going back to fishy films) any more topics you can think of please feel free to add as I'm just thinking off the top of my head at the moment and maybe if we mr dave or another admin nicely maybe that can do a badge for the winner let me know your thoughts it could be fun, get the forum a lil bit busyer and have a laugh come on people lets be social
  40. 1 point
    Add some sport/football n mix of films quotes /questions etc be a good laugh
  41. 1 point
    that will be cool try and make it a monthly thing maybe but get the 1st one out the way with and see what happens from there
  42. 1 point
    Will set up a thread for them over next few days, good idea. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  43. 1 point
    We can help you with this, give us a call and speak to the team.
  44. 1 point
    Welcome Charter house to reef face Great to have you aboard[emoji106] Also liking your iPhone app and you have really competitive prices to if not one of the best[emoji846] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  45. 1 point
    I maybe missing something here.... I'm not a Cal RX expert but afaik you want the probe to measure the effluent of the reactor which SHOULD be around 6-6.5 (slightly acidic). Any higher and the calcium media wouldn't be able to break down. What you're trying to do is 'melt' the media slowly which adds calcium to the tank. This is what your CO2 does, it drops the ph, making it acidic. IF your tank ph was as low as you suggest everything would be dead, no doubts about that. You should be measuring your tank ph separately, away from the effluent of the cal rx. I could of course have got this wrong as I've never used a cal rx.
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  48. 1 point
    Thanks for staying open a little later on Sunday so I could collect the 3 sps mariculture and 2 peacock wrasse
  49. 1 point
    Most people use dry / man made rock these days with a swing towards being better for the environment etc, dry rock + colony = instant gratification Looking at the prices Live rock in shops is approx 12-15 per kg now (the dollar doesnt help this) Real reef rock a man made purple rock is 15-17 a kg depending if its rock or plates Aquaroche / Arka isnt on a per kg price but typically these are expensive. Dry rock (marko) is around the £6 per kg mark I find new starter tanks are mainly done these days with Dry rock + colony, its fish on day one + no hitchhikers (not initially at least) Looking at this based on say a 300 litre tank, we are assuming 30kg of rock in this case 30kg live rock = £360 or 30kg Dry Rock + Enough colony to seed = £215 If you wanted less display rock and used something like marine pure instead you could lessen the initial blow further 10kg live rock + marine pure quart + colony = £130
  50. 1 point
    Hi all, thanks to Luke (HighEndOfTheLow) for suggesting this new forum on reef-Face. Basically if you are growing any frags on but they are not ready yet, you can advertise them in the Frag Offers and Reservations forum and people can request for a frag to be reserved for them. There is a ready made template in the forum when you start a new post, all you have to do is fill your info in and keep the first post updated with people who request reservations. I hope you make good use of it as it sounds like a great idea to me. The forum can be found in the classifieds section of the board. cheers Mark