yellowboxfish

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    carl
  • Salty Experience
    6-10 years

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  1. mine had crept to 28c so rigged up my stc 1000 controller ( had it for over 12 months and never set it up ) and added a 6" clip on fan and the temp is steady at 25.8C now
  2. Cheers Dave, posted this before I spoke to you, sorted the Alfa grog out as well and as you said it was trapping detritus, now dosing twice a day at 7 my each dose and skimmer is going mad Sent from my HTC One M9 using Tapatalk
  3. just a question about the dosing ratio, is there any benefit from dosing the required dosage in one dose or in smaller doses over a given period of the day as I have seen some people dose in smaller regular doses several times a day @mrdave @Red Sea Kev
  4. As above use a proprietary tropical bacteria and and stock lightly to start and test until the tank is cycled Sent from my HTC One M9 using Tapatalk
  5. technology is really amazing now
  6. looks to me like the red gorgonian Leptogorgia chilensis
  7. I had 3 in my previous tank but I guess I was lucky as I had orange leg crabs and they never bothered the orange legs they just knocked everything not nailed down over
  8. 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
  9. i have to say that i haven't tested a batch of fresh mixed salt water but I have been keeping my eye on things with changing salt and adding alfagrog an all and there hasn't been an increase in either no3 or po4, it has however stayed the same for the last 3 weeks @ no3 = 5ppm and po4 = 0.16 high yes but not increasing
  10. my duncans go small, hammer only opens about 10% and porites has no polyp extension and christmas tree worms don't come out
  11. I have had mine for about 6 years but not 100% sure if they have a shelf life but there was a definate tds rise, something that I wouldn't have thought of until I tested the water form ro unit to mixing bucket
  12. I bought 25 ltr homebrew buckets with lids, they as you say are clear food grade
  13. my problem was with the buckets but sorted now, I make sure they are rinsed first with ro before any new ro is used to mix, getting 0 tds now in mixing buckets
  14. I would say other gfo's are as good as Rowa now but cheaper
  15. I was using no3po4x until just recently, the only reason I stopped was because I am now using a salt that has bio activ components which reduces nitrates so have gone back to using ultiphos gfo which I have found to be an excellent product at half the price of rowaphos, I would recommend NO3PO4X to any one for carbon dosing