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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
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    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 :).
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    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. 1 point
    Hi everyone. I have been a tropical AQUARIUMIST for 20 years, until my last tank seals started to leak, so got a new tank and decided on trying Marine out. It has been a long road and a lot of modifications along the way but got there in the end, now enjoying my new tank. this is what my tank looks like, still bare, but liking the difference from tropical to marine.
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    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
  8. 1 point
    Morning all, im new to this forum after been suggested it by a family member! i have a 267ltr EA reef pro been keeping fish for years but only reef for probably 3yrs will soon be moving to a new house where I’d like to build a 72”x24”x24” reef tank but this probably won’t be for another year or so.
  9. 1 point
    Nice one@JamieJ4249 [emoji1303] There’s some well experienced guys on here that will be able to give you loads of advice. Create yourself a thread on your current tank and another for the one you’re planning (do it in the ‘member tanks and threads’ folder) - that way, you will have a track record of everything in one place (including somewhere to store pictures). Threads have helped me out no end - you get advice from others and you can look back over a period of time. This often enables you to identify what you changed in the past that might have had a positive or negative impact on your reef. As you know, my build has been a year in the making. To be honest, I’m glad it has. I’ve changed an tweaked plans so much since my original planning. Nothing happens fast in a reef tank - the same goes for the planning [emoji6] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. 1 point
    Guys, I received a text last night from Grant ( @mr tap water ) telling me that he has closed his system down and moved it on. To say I was gob smacked is an understatement ! He has also asked to step down from Moderator but will continue to contribute to Reef Face as a member. I would like to thank Grant for all his hard work and input over the past few years and wish him luck in what ever he decides to do next. I feel it is a massive loss to the reefing community and truly hope he gets the salty bug back again soon. Thank you Grant !!!!!!! @W3bbo and I had been discussing asking another member to join our Team due to increasing traffic. So please welcome @chris.viner87 to the moderation team.
  11. 1 point
    Good to have you on board Chris!
  12. 1 point
    I recently added a dos to my system and what a great bit of kit it is, the down side being if you want the fluid monitor in your dashboard you have to buy a DDR - well no you don’t after messing around with my multimeter and searching the net I made it display without the DDR by adding two wires To two of the inputs and a float valve I had lying around i have bought the correct plugs and associated bits and bobs to make my own sensors to connect to the Dos Watch this space
  13. 1 point
    Right, to last 2 posts, thanks. Had an orange spot goby in for 3 weeks, as said never stops and really seems to have helped. New ro membrane 2 months ago with di resin chamber after ro membrane so pretty sure silicates aren't getting through. No3 10, po4 0.03
  14. 1 point
    I had been thinking about one of these for a while a macro algae reactor but the prices for these units seem crazy for what they are so went about making one. It consists of a second-hand TMC500 pellet reactor (Thanks Shane) and a £10 waterproof 5m strip of 12v led's 300 in total and daylight spec 6000-6500k I got them and wrapped them around the reactor followed by a several rolls of insulation tape and there we have it DIY macro algae reactor I'll see how it goes And here it is fitted to the tank Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
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    Yeah with going back to oval racing something had to give and it would not be fair on the tank as it would end up neglected due to how much time is taken up racing ect Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
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    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
  17. 1 point
    Thanks for the reply dude if I decide to go that route with the triton I will give you a shout, just trying to cover all bases before I get it wet this time. Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk
  18. 1 point
    Hi mate, i can do them , they’re not a stock item , normally they take the form of a T shape with the top of the T up against the main baffle then you choose where to have the separation for skimmer size fuge size etc
  19. 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
  20. 1 point
    Deffo interested in cheato reactors IF they can be made and sold relatively cheaply. The ARID reactor looks the business but is ridiculously expensive for what it is which is why many have taken to the DIY route. If you could produce something in the middle ground (effective but cost conscious) I'm sure it would appeal to many. For the purposes of this thread I would like to see a direct comparison of effectiveness between a cheato reactor and one of your ATS. IS one better at low or high nitrates? Positives and negatives etc. As the turf scrubber 'produces' GHA from scratch whereas the reactor simply grows cheatomorpha that is required to be added to kick things off - which route is best? Of particular interst to me is phosphate reduction effectiveness. Look forward to your updates
  21. 1 point
    I have noticed we are getting a lot of guests reading the posts and threads, if you have come this far it only takes a matter of minuets to set up a user account. By doing that you have access to more features and also able to join in with the discussions and ask the questions you may be searching the answers for. We are a friendly group with many many years of experience within the hobby between us. REMEMBER THE ONLY STUPID QUESTION IS THE ONE YOU DO NOT ASK So what are you waiting for get signed up
  22. 1 point
    Thanks for the welcome will post pics when got more time
  23. 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.
  24. 1 point
    Hi week 3 water testing looking good added another couple of hermits and an emerald crab hoping stability isn't a fluke
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    Hi, first water change today skimmer on now, temperature regulator set up and I've put in a GSP and some frags. A cleaner shrimp and a small hermit were introduced yesterday. I've put the GSP on a small isolated rock after seceral warning videos on youtube warned of the GSP rapidly spreading and being a pain.
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    Hi Guys, Thanks Dave and Grant. I'm running a HOB hydro-ripple aerator and a 1400l p/h canister filter which also aerates, 2 heaters (1 is a back up with a slightly lower temp - tank is constant at 26.7C). The lighting is a high lumen 38w ALED132 LED, the blower is a Jecod SW-8 wavemaker, I also have a HOB 1400l p/h protein skimmer on the way. The rocks were ocean rocks from Kraken (about 16KG I think) and the substrate is Reeflowers Pearl White Sand 1mm - 1.5mm (25kg). Do I need anything else please ? Dom is going to check my water this weekend and I was thinking of a couple of softies for the rocks if the water comes back fine. I appreciate the advice and look forwards to hearing back. Thanks Chris
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    Hi, Thanks for your welcome, I'll take some photos tomorrow and get them online. I've taken the advice regarding using colony and put a couple of clowns and 3 Chronis in (hope I've spelt that right lol) They seem happy and are eating ok. Going to get the water tested for nitrates etc. this weekend. My refractometer arrived today so going to read the instructions (steep learning curve) and test.
  30. 1 point
    Hard to say from the pic, but there is most likely a food source in it that has him interested. I gave up on trying to figure those guys out since they typically move all around. I only have two small ones left after my snail pop was decimated. I wasn't feeding enough to keep them happy, so they found food. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  31. 1 point
    Quick update I collected the fish a couple of weeks ago. Used a salt tube half filled with water and they were ok, which was a relief 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
  34. 1 point
    I'd say if it's just for your 40's I'd say no i use mine above my apex for ecotech gear. I run 3 xr30 pros 2 mp40 qds 2 mp10 qds vectra m1 return vectra m1 water change
  35. 1 point
    I did not pick up as I had to stay in London. I could be going next Wed but will see if work plans change. Thanks for asking though [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  36. 1 point
    Thanks, but depends on traffic. I am hoping no more than 4 hours but depends on traffic. Will take bigger bags and have 1 fish per bag. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  37. 1 point
    If you want to set them say at 50% on lagoon then you don't need a reeflink. If you want to programme them I am not sure how you do it without reeflink though. With radions you can use a USB wire to connect to a pic and you are away. Paul Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  38. 1 point
    Loving the light mate great results corals really healthy fish happy best £500 spent lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  39. 1 point
    Yes I did get it in the end and he is called Sammy. There was no bullying or chasing for the first 48hrs, then once all settled the yellow tang gave him abit of an nudge just let him know who is boss in the tank other then that its been ok
  40. 1 point
    Thanks mate Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    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
  42. 1 point
    Tempted to get one but fear my Emperor will take it to dinner and as you know...once they get a taste for it. :(.
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    Yes that's correct on all counts. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  45. 1 point
    It will be become 'live' with bacteria but not live with critters (copepods/amphipods) until you add some live rock (or a coral with its base). Take things very slow at first. 3-4 weeks is rarely enough time to cycle a tank properly, especially if you have not added bacteria and are growing bacteria from scratch by use of ammonia. I know its very tempting to add coral/fish etc early but there chances of survival are much better the longer you leave the tank empty.
  46. 1 point
    that is for a 10kg bucket then, it works out as about £44 plus p&p, I have found a 25 kg bucket for £84 inc p&p from germany as well not found it in uk yet
  47. 1 point
    I used to manage a few high end salt stores and the only salts they approved of that were red sea and tropical marine salts Sent from my LG-H820 using Tapatalk
  48. 1 point
    I bought 25 ltr homebrew buckets with lids, they as you say are clear food grade
  49. 1 point
    My mate asked me if I have peed on a witches foot haha I have a cleaner wrasse and a mystery wrasse in there I don't want to add another wrasse as the mystery not a cheap one so last thing I want is a cheap wrasse killing it all be it's big. It just annoys the backside out of me take looking bare now
  50. 1 point
    Right guys and girls I would like to ask for a little help. As some of you know, my son Ewan was born with some difficulties and through the help of BIRD (Brain injury rehabilitation Development) he has been able to face and conqure many things his mother and I were told he possibly wouldnt be able to do, things we take for granted like riding a bike or swimming. Its not a sob story or anything like that as he is an amazing boy and an example of what BIRD charity does unseen and on a regular basis. His mother and brother are doing the 3 peeks this year in order to try and raise money for this great charity. Please if you can support them and help BIRD help others. http://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Newton-threepeaks Please put Reef Face on the comments. Thankyou in advance Dave