yellowboxfish

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About yellowboxfish

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  • Birthday 12/02/1960

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    carl
  • Salty Experience
    6-10 years

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. my duncans go small, hammer only opens about 10% and porites has no polyp extension and christmas tree worms don't come out
  5. 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
  6. I bought 25 ltr homebrew buckets with lids, they as you say are clear food grade
  7. 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
  8. I would say other gfo's are as good as Rowa now but cheaper
  9. 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
  10. needed some new mixing buckets any way so what better than homebrew buckets, food safe
  11. my TDS is 0 in the storage barrels it was in the mixing buckets that i was getting the readings over 0 even after rinsing with 0 TDS water, mind i have had the same barrels for quite a while so a change was due, plus there was no way of stopping any airborne contaminants in the mixing barrels without airtight lids
  12. how often do people check there TDS, this is probably a neglected test that can turn around and bite you on the backside, having not tested mine for a while mine crept up a few weeks ago and it prompted me to check every time I make ro now, it is also a good idea to check it before mixing with salt as well, I did this and found one of my mixing tubs when I put just ro in it had a TDS of 23 and the other one was 3, after tracing things from the ro unit to the mixing buckets, I found it was the buckets that were causing the TDS rise, this is even after rinsing them in ro water before use, the problem I think was due to the buckets I used not having lids so contaminants can get in the buckets, I have now purchased 2 homebrew buckets of 25ltrs with lids to keep out airborne nasties, I cannot imagine what would have happened had I have not tested it and used the water, maybe this could be contributing to peoples problems in the past, I will certainly be testing all the time and swilling out with 0 TDS water from now on
  13. Hi Debby good to see you back again
  14. I would be up for it but need to get money together around june time would be good for me but maybe that is too far into the future, hopefully not
  15. have we got a definate date