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  1. Gweeds1980

    The Salty Box Forums Has New Owners

    Hmmmm... I see your account has been well and truly closed down... all posts deleted and that you've not been on since posting this... lol. I have no issue with you, or anyone else on this forum..i genuinely hope TSB goes from strength to strength. I only joined the forum in the middle of all...
  2. Gweeds1980

    Need Some Advice

    Just sent the pm Tank thread :) http://www.thesaltybox.com/forum/showthread.php?t=164069
  3. Gweeds1980

    Need Some Advice

    Hey, don't worry, we all made mistakes... if you didn't, you wouldn't learn! I accidentally dumped a load of alk buffer in my tank a couple of months ago... all shot up by 5dkh in about an hour and killed off a load of sps corals! Anyhoo, yes, you'll still have ich in that tank. Set up the...
  4. Gweeds1980

    Need Some Advice

    True... however the flaw in the oft quoted 'UV kills ich' argument is that virtually no hobby grade units give out nearly enough UV energy nor have long enough exposure time (even with really slow flow) to do a thorough job... they will keep numbers from being unmanageable, but not low enough to...
  5. Gweeds1980

    Need Some Advice

    Believe it or not... bristles are good critters! Ich needs fish to complete its lifecycle. It can't use shrimp, crabs etc. Ich will still be in the tank if it hasn't been treated. It will be present in the fishes gills, waiting to spread given the opportunity. You'll have to make a decision to...
  6. Gweeds1980

    Need Some Advice

    Yep... a little under 11 weeks (76 days) will kill all ich off... Tank thread :) http://www.thesaltybox.com/forum/showthread.php?t=164069
  7. Gweeds1980

    Calcium, Magnesium And Kh Dropping

    What corals do you have? If it's full of sps frags they will use those elements up pretty quickly... if it's all softies, they use barely any... are you noticing good growth? Of course 'good growth' is very subjective... for the likes of montipora, as an example, anything from around half an...
  8. Gweeds1980

    Need Some Advice

    As long as the fish have been in there and the tank has remained cycled, you don't need to start over... although that is certainly an option. If you want sound advice... buy a separate small tank to use as a quarantine. It doesn't need to be expensive, second-hand is fine and basic...
  9. Gweeds1980

    The Salty Box Forums Has New Owners

    Sorry, reread my post... sounded really negative... wasn't meant to be at all... was just trying to point out that unless members get involved in the forum, it won't be the lively place that they want it to be... I'm as guilty of that as the next person. Tank thread :)...
  10. Gweeds1980

    The Salty Box Forums Has New Owners

    Yep... then compare that with reef2reef: Total: 3,220 (members: 694, guests: 2,218, robots: 308)... going international can only be a positive thing imo. Tank thread :) http://www.thesaltybox.com/forum/showthread.php?t=164069
  11. Gweeds1980

    The Salty Box Forums Has New Owners

    I think this thread sums up the problems with TSB at the momemt. Imo, a thread announcing new ownership should attract more than 7 members, excluding old and new owners, to comment. It looks as though a 8th may have been deleted too... I'm guessing for being negative. I've barely posted on...
  12. Gweeds1980

    When to add a clean up crew?

    You'll be disturbing detritus which will incite a feeding response... effectively your shouting 'grubs up' to them :) Tank thread :) http://www.thesaltybox.com/forum/showthread.php?t=164069
  13. Gweeds1980

    New Setup with Sump problem

    Dunno... I use tapatalk if that makes any difference? I'll change the link over. Ta. Tank thread :) http://www.thesaltybox.com/forum/showthread.php?t=164069
  14. Gweeds1980

    New Setup with Sump problem

    Yup. Tank thread :) http://www.thesaltybox.com/forum/showthread.php?t=164069
  15. Gweeds1980

    New Setup with Sump problem

    Oh... odd, works just fine for me even if not logged in to YT. Vid is set to public... I have no idea lol. Tank thread :) http://www.thesaltybox.com/forum/showthread.php?t=164069
  16. Gweeds1980

    New Setup with Sump problem

    Sorry... not with you... does it not work? Tank thread :) http://www.thesaltybox.com/forum/showthread.php?t=164069
  17. Gweeds1980

    When to add a clean up crew?

    Once you've got a decent bit of algae growth and you realise your turbos don't want to eat it and keep falling over... invest in a tuxedo urchin... eats algae like it's going out of fashion and will move your decor around bit by bit on its head :) Here's my 3... Tank thread :)...
  18. Gweeds1980

    New Setup with Sump problem

    Here's a video of the flow set up in my tank... I'm currently missing one of the 20k wavemakers as it's awaiting a new impeller... Tank thread :) http://www.thesaltybox.com/forum/showthread.php?t=164069
  19. Gweeds1980

    New Setup with Sump problem

    DSB isn't needed for a fuge... just depends what you want it to acheive. You can have it with just chaeto and nothing else or fill it up with loads of macroalgae, miracle mud and mangroves. I'd look up the various options and see what makes most sense to you and your wallet / time you have to...
  20. Gweeds1980

    New Setup with Sump problem

    Sorry for late reply!! For some reason wasn't getting notifications... Anyhoo, for wavemakers, yes, ideally you want 2 as a minimum, one at either end on alternating pulses. The idea is to try and recreate a 'wave' or tide effect. It does depend a lot on what animals you want to keep... acros...
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