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The Reef-Face Team

    Sand sticking to fish

    By Paddy,

    Hi All,

    ever since I put a couple of gobies in the tank they have been churning up the sand like no ones business. This keep causing the tank water to go misty and the sand has started to stick to the fish. 

    I know that the first question will be “are you sure it’s not ICH” and the answer is you can never be 100% sure but it does look like grains of sand in the fish.

    The tank was set up a month or so ago using Dr Tim’s and around 40KG of live rock from my existing tank. It was filled with 50% existing tank water and 50% new. The only thing that I didn’t add was the old sand bed. Tonight I only found the new filter sock that I’d bought so this should help trap some of the sand in the water and stop it from re-entering the tank through the return pump. 

    Anyway, my question to you is, does anyone have any other ideas bar moving the offending fish out of the tank to stop this from happening?

    Just in case I have also set up the old tank, in case I need to turn this into a hospital tank.


    Second tank

    By Paddy,

    As promised (although not quite finished yet) my new tank. At the moment it’s in the dining room full of boxes that need unpacking from my house move.


    Another picture





    Equipment cabinet

    By Danny241085,

    Looking for a cabinet to go along side my reefer 170 cabinet, it will be used to store a 25ltr container and various fish stuff.

    Looking about 50cm square.

    Anyone got any suggestions as to where I could get one from?

    Hydra 26 HD’s went for a swim

    By Paddy,

    I have recently moved and decided to get a bigger tank and all the equipment. Anyway tank was finally sorted and the last thing was to put the lights on, when disaster struck. The rail that I had made was a little to short and I managed to knock this into the water along with my 3 hydra HD (powered). My question is are these now completely ruined? I have let them dry out completely and when plugged in the lights just flash.

    Manor Aquatics

    By mrdave,

    Guys please will you welcome @Manor Aquatics as a new sponsor




    Kraken Corals

    By mrdave,

    Guys @kraken corals is celebrating its 2nd birthday on 26/05/18

    Im sure Dom will have some deals on. I will be going any of you guys going to be there










    Aqaurium Plumbing

    By mrdave,

    Im please to let you all know that @support@aquariumplumbing Aquarium Plumbing has joined us as a sponsor and they are the go to place for all your aquarium and pond plumbing needs



    Evergrow IT50 V2 Series upgrade kit

    By marinefarm,

    Evergrow IT50 V2 Series upgrade kit now available to order - £75

    The upgrade is a simple process but we can do this for you for £50




    Evergrow/Semigrow IT50 V2 Series

    By marinefarm,

    Now stocking the New Evergrow AquaOcean V2 units

    New enchancements include:-

    Gradual light increase/decrease
    Lightning feature
    New wireless remote with updated user interface.


    IT5040 Pro £279.99
    IT5060 Pro £309.99
    IT5080 Pro £429.99
    IT5012 Pro £489.99


    We also offer an upgrade kit which will convert your existing IT50 units to the V2. This is available at £75.

    The upgrade kit is simple to install and consists of a new wifi receiver and remote control.

    For further information please contact us.

    Huawei P20 Pro

    By sphinx5s5,