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    Parameter log

    By mrdave,

    I have added a downloadable excel sheet if you guys wanted one. simply click the link



    Tank Log.xlsx

    Coral Box D700 D500 Promotion Free Review (For 3 User)

    Eric@Fish Street
    By Eric@Fish Street,

    Coral Box D700 D500 Promotion Free Review (For 3 User)

    Free Review require for Deposit FULL amount


    Require for

    Open Box


    Review Period around 1 month, more review , frequency update is welcome


    Please provides for your ID / Name / Post for your tank Photo here / Want to try which model. We will notice on Middle of Nov

    Delivery only can United Kingdom


    Coral Box D700 Detail


    Coral box D500 Detail



    Apex idiot's guide

    By Miggs,

    Bought a apex classic for my marine tank does anyone have an idiot's guide on setting it all up ??

    I'm new so go easy

    By Miggs,

    Newbie alert I'm Mike from Suffolk please ignore all the questions I will be asking over the next few months

    DIY Macro algae reactor

    By Marty,

    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



    Red sea 250 baffle kit

    By DJ23bol,

    Hey Toby don't suppose you do a baffle kit for the Red sea reefer 250? I've had a look on your website but couldn't spot it. I've been browsing the web and seen a couple people running triton on the 250s and toying with the idea.


    Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk




    By mrdave,

    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 

    Universal Hanging Bar Offer!

    iQuatics UK
    By iQuatics UK,

    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

    Tapatalk issues

    By DJ23bol,

    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.


    Setting up a marine aquarium

    By mrdave,

    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.

    1. Aquarium

    2. Return Pump (if Sumped)

    3. External filter (if not sumped)

    4. Heaters (I always say 2 but we will come back to that)

    5. Flow pumps (water movement within the display tank)

    6. Skimmer (I always say skim from the start)

    7. Crushed coral sand (live if wanted but again Ill come to that or none if bare bottom)

    8. 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

    1. Nitrate

    2. Nitrite

    3. 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.