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Featured My Tank Progress With Bio Pearls

Discussion in 'ULNS Systems' started by Ged, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. Ged

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    Not bothering doing any tests, as it is obviously fine so far.

    The Phosphate checker should be here soon, and when Nev next calls around he can test the Nitrates electronically as well.

    Over the last few days, I have never seen my skimmer skim so much, so obviously the Pearls have now properly kicked in and so I should see the results in the tests etc as well as hopefully my corals etc begin to thrive even more.

    Some piccies from today. And the skim mate stinks!
     
  2. Ged

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    The Phosphate checker arrived today, and I am pretty sure I probably cocked it up. The tester gives you 3 mins from alerting you to put the sample in before switching it off. By the time you open the satchet, pour it into the little glass thing, and then shake it for 2 minutes it had switched off.

    Anyway the reading came out at 0.27 so I may try again later to see if I can get the second stage done a little quicker.
     
  3. chippypah

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    The trick here Ged is that you get 2 sample tubes, mix it up in one and have the other one as the first sample just clean the lid with a tissue before changing it over. Then you are not rushing around and time for a coffee break LOL.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
  4. Ged

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    Hi Pete

    I managed to do it withint the 3 min cut off point, it is counting down now.
     
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    To much rushing around LOL, the other way gives you a chill out time HAHAHA
    Cheers
    Pete
     
  6. Ged

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    And the answer is:

    dum dum dum.....
     
  7. chippypah

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    180 LOL
    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    :-:eek:

    The one where I cocked up was 0.27

    The one where I did it correctly was, they say a picture tells a 1000 words.
     
  9. chippypah

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    Excellent, so allowing for any inaccuracy very acceptable.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
  10. Ged

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    That's the lowest my Phosphates have ever been, in a week!

    Well happy. Just need Nev to come around now with the Nitrate meter to try them and see if they have improved from 13 last Friday.
     
  11. rory2005

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    with the checker dude i use one vial for normal tank water and the other for the reagent.
    i mix the reagent one up before i start the process, so that when you press the button for the 3 min countdown its already in the checker and then the 3 mins is for any sediment to settle.
     
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    WOW that worked rather quick ged, you must be v happy with that.
    all looking good so far.
     
  13. Ged

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    Yep, very happy, the amount of crap the skimmer pulled out the other day, was unreal. It seems to have settled down now and I cleaned it out again earlier on. Let's see how long it takes to fill up again.
     
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    WARNING ABOUT BIO PEARLS!






    If you don't like cleaning your skimmer don't use them. OMG Every day and it stinks, ask our peg, who just asked what it smelt of , so I gently rammed it under her nose and said have a smell . he he he.
     
  15. Ged

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    Piccies or we don't believe you. :-:eek:
     
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    try having a wash dude [011.gif]
     
  17. 4head

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    looks exactly like yours Ged, mass of bubbles.
     
  18. killi

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    the tank is looking really good Ged
     
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    Ged, one thing I don't think you have mentioned..........have you had to cut down on the glass cleaning now the pearls have settled in?
     
  20. Ged

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    In all honesty, no not at the moment, it just doesn't seem to be getting any worse.

    I normally clean the glass every day / 2 days anyway. Maybe I should stop cleaning it and see how long it takes?

    I did notice a whitish film rather than algae the other day, I put that down to what Nev experienced.
     
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