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  1. Refilled ROWA & added refreshed carbon. Found a potential issue with NOPOX doser which may explain high no3 (sucking in air). Cleaned glass, trimmed back weeds and inadverteny made frags of some crappy corals. Really frustrated with the tank atm as plating coral and xenia are just taking over....maybe time for a tear down.
  2. Returning Sponsor

    Welcome Gordon
  3. Attaching corals

    So how do you do it? What material do you use to affix corals to rocks/plugs?
  4. Moderator

    Good to have you on board Chris!
  5. Bryopsis let the battle begin

    Good job that pal. Congrats!
  6. Woody Frag Tank

    Jesus he lives! Where you been buddy?!
  7. For anyone interested the latest control centre has firmware updates for Profilux 3 and 4 available. Just updating mine now, I'll report back with any issues.
  8. Bryopsis let the battle begin

    Its the pump...which I guess is good news as its mechanical, not electronic which means it may be rectified. I'm gonna give it a long soak in citric acid to break down any calcification. It starts then stalls after a couple of rotations so it seems to be sensing a back wash or is catching on something. We'll see what happens.
  9. Bryopsis let the battle begin

    Not yet, just wiring up the 2nd doser to give reef energy a try. What started out as a quick thing as turned into a sump overhaul! Can't wait to upgrade ;)
  10. Bryopsis let the battle begin

    More than a little. Wouldn't dream of trying something like that as your tank is looking so good. Good to catch up today mate.
  11. Flake foods

    Ocean Nutrition for me with Vitalis grazers.
  12. New

    Hi Ricky! Good to have you on board.
  13. New Sponsor

    Welcome to Reef-Face @Osmotics
  14. Reverse Osmosis Systems and Accessories

    Bought my first kit from you guys. I can testament to the quality as its still going strong!
  15. Chinese Houyi Lighting Led Units

    No idea I'm afraid. I would guess the hy-ao2 would work.
  16. Gonna give the nutra shots a go. Save me dipping my hands in twice for the rings or algae sheets!
  17. Parameter log

    Here's mine. Bit more complex with some fancy graphs and tools. I also added some conditional parameters to show at a glance where my levels are. Green = good, yellow = requires adjustment, red = danger. This obviously depends on your own ideal parameters, mine are: Temp = 26 Ph = 8.2 Ca = 400-450 Alk= 6.5-7.5 Mg = 1280-1425 PO4 = <0.05 NO3 = <6ppm Reef Tracker 2017.xlsx
  18. Please welcome TMC to Reef Face

    Welcome guys. Good to have you on-board.
  19. hawaii aquarium trade stopped indefinitely

    I don't think the problems stems from indigenous populations, its the traders from foreign seas who come to plunder areas then move on without a thought for conservation thats the problem.
  20. Aqua medic antired

    I too have a bottle of anti-red (and chemiclean!) but never tried either. I wouldn't put too much faith in increasing flow as that is just going to disguise an underlying issue. There are a few theories as to the cause of cyano and my own is that it is due to an imbalance of bacteria vs available nutrients. So if you out compete the cyano bacteria with another 'good' bacteria (Dr.Tims etc) AND resolve any nutrient issues/imbalance problems you have, the cyano should start to disappear. I'm not a huge fan of adding chemicals unless it is a last resort. They should never be used as a quick fix imo as the effects will likely only be temporary and therefore the risk outweighs the (temporary) benefits. Do's: ...Decrease lighting schedule and/or intensity ...Balance nutrients ..Introduce competing strains of good bacteria. Don't: ...Turkey baste areas where cyano is. It will spread rapidly. What you need to do is 'suck' up any carpet cyano with the baster and dispose of all water sucked up along with the bacteria. When i get it I suck it out with a pipe when doing a waterchange. ...Overdose! Obvious one but you can overdose with chemicals and nuke your tank. In effect you will be nuking your bacteria in your tank, both good and bad. This will have a large effect on your tanks ability to deal with existing nutrients and may cause a new cycle. Just my thoughts - I'm sure there are many other theories with different recommendations
  21. Classified section

    Hi Alan. You will not be able to view the classifieds section until you reach 25 posts. You won't be able to post in there until you reach 50 posts. I appreciate this can be frustrating but these restrictions are in place to protect forum users from scammers (not saying that you are of course!). Hope you understand.
  22. Apex idiot's guide

    @mrdave
  23. Welcome to Reef Face Mike.