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Ok. Following on from my previous post some developments.
Lots of red slime on my sand, which from reading is the bi-product of the bacterial action of cyano bacteria.
I'm scooping it out with a net, rinsing the sand thoroughly until its all washed away before returning it.
Phosphates have now dropped right back again, and curiously the skimmate has lightened considerably from it's previously near black colour to light brown, which would suggest less organics? So, if the cyano bacteria...
Here is a good bit of information that I read years ago,and I though would be a good item for all you guys and girls on here.
Reef Safe Plastics & Leaching (myths&facts)
infamousCorkscrew Tentacle Anemone
Reef Safe Plastics & Leaching (Myths & Facts)
This topic came up when someone in my reefclub posted a thread about plastic autotopoff container and which one should be used. Everyone in the reefclub jumped on it suggesting #1 or #2 plastics.
I decided to do...
The only things I've changed recently are that I've added a piece of caribsea life rock that used to be in my tank once a long time ago (i.e. 7 months) and also have added an upturned butter tub (to raise my skimmer in the sump).
The butter tub must surely be catering safe and so I assumed ok for salty use?
Is it more likely to be the rock? Had them about a week now and getting fed up, but hope they will clear when the source runs out
Well you wouldn't believe it,
woke up this morning with less than 24hrs until we go on holiday for ten days to our mustard tang covered in white spot. Setting up a quarantine tank and catching all the fish then expecting our kind neighbors next door who are looking after the fish while we're away to then treat them isn't an option, so I nipped out this morning and bought some polyp lab medic to treat the tank. They are happy to dose this morning and night as well as feeding and I have also...
I will be starting a new SW tank soon. I've had some good advice about getting running (the tank was used before so I will be giving it a good clean with vinegar and running polyfilter).
I have been advised to drill the tank and use a sump (ditch the trickle filter in the hood).
The problem I face is a partition in my cabinet which serves as bracing also it seems. I really dont want to mess with the structural integrity of this cabinet. but will do if need be.
We've had our tank up and running for a while now and never been completely happy with the overflow
The guys who installed it didn't do it properly which is a shame. We have two pipes going down into our sump both at the same height (although I think one is a mm taller). We are struggling with the noise these make from the water and air going down them
We can control the pipes by a valve to back the water up and remove the noise but it stops the water from being sucked in from the...
The pita has gone and got himself stuck in my weir :no:
Easiest recovery would be for him to swim through the pipe and into my filter sock, but so far not done that :no: Now my tiger pistol shrimp is all alone.
He's been there almost a week now and have been feeding the weir as well as the display to keep him going.
Any suggestions most welcome....but it does not help when the weir is 2' deep with little space to manoeuvre :w00t:
I'll have to get a very small fish net and try that me...
I've been reading the getting started guide, http://www.thesaltybox.com/forum/help-and-advice/110278-setting-marine-tank-basics.html, ( for about the millionth time! ) and just have a few quesitons. This is probably impatience as i'm just starting a tank for the first time but i can't necessarily see an obvious answer so thought i'd ask.
So, if my ammonia and nitrite levels are zero is there anything else to wait for before adding a clean up crew? I've read some things...
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