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  1. DIY Macro algae reactor

    Thanks I'll still be about but something had to give sadly due to time. As it is in at work all day and then strait from work and working on the car till around 10pm and weekends spent on it. Once racing Saturdays normally a prep day and Sundays racing so time is limited. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  2. DIY Macro algae reactor

    Yeah with going back to oval racing something had to give and it would not be fair on the tank as it would end up neglected due to how much time is taken up racing ect Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  3. DIY Macro algae reactor

    It's been working absolutly spot on with mega growth Sadly my tank is going tomorrow so I will not be able to offer anymore updates of it but from what I have seen it has worked excellent true value for money Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  4. DIY Macro algae reactor

    My last test on nitrates was about 10 days ago and was at 25ppm I've tested tonight and at 10ppm I honestly cannot see how it could of pulled that much nitrate out of the system Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  5. DIY Macro algae reactor

    I have not checked yet I will do in a bit and report back Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  6. DIY Macro algae reactor

    Have checked the reactor tonight 8 days later and I'm impressed How it started And after 8 days this so it's clearly working well Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  7. DIY Macro algae reactor

    So am I if it works well it's a cheap piece of equipment to make I'll keep everyone update I'll open it up in 1 week and see what growth had been like Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  8. 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
  9. Reef Face

    Facebook has so much to answer for it has over the years battered forums, people no longer talk face to face as much it's all done over there and it's caused so many relationship breakups I'm not on faceache myself ànd don't intend to either Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  10. what are these ?

    You can get chaeto from most LFS or if you ask on the forum there may be someone local to you who can give you a handful but make sure it's a disease free system it's coming from. Myself personally gave the chaeto I got in the first place a good rinse in RO water yes this may kill the critters in it like pods ECT but it will also take out any nasties on it. You can then add pods to it the pods however will not stay there they will get pumped around the tank the chaeto just gives them a nice breeding ground. I use to give my chaeto a shake now and then in my sump this releases some pods into the water column that get pumped into tank. Also make sure you get a decent light for the chaeto it will help it grow. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  11. what are these ?

    if you only have a few pull them out as a Harlequin will need a lot of starfish to live which will mean you will soon need to buy starfish to feed it. I have some in mine I just pull them out now and then but if you find any munching Zoas ECT if you have Zoas then look at getting a Harlequin to take them all out but until then see them as free CUC Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  12. TDS levels

    I run an inline TDS meter on RO unit 0 TDS out and when in storage upto 300L I will happily use it if it creeps upto 5 or less other then that gets dropped out and re-filled had no issues
  13. It Could Be The End For Me !

    Thanks for the kind offer. I don't have a clue where they could of come from I've not added any montipora for a long time the last editions was some LPS
  14. It Could Be The End For Me !

    My mate asked me if I have peed on a witches foot haha I have a cleaner wrasse and a mystery wrasse in there I don't want to add another wrasse as the mystery not a cheap one so last thing I want is a cheap wrasse killing it all be it's big. It just annoys the backside out of me take looking bare now
  15. It Could Be The End For Me !

    Well there no montipora left in there now I just binned the lot they can starve now