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Discussion in 'Medium Tanks (31-100gal)' started by les, May 28, 2016.

  1. les

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    FTS.

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    Couple of new additions to the tank.

    Regal Angel, had it 6 weeks doing very well.

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    Multibar Angel, been in a week so far good and eating well.

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    Love the new fish especially the multibar. Is it behaving with the corals :)
     
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    Both fish (so far and fingers crossed) neither fish has shown any interest in any of my corals. Hopefully that will stay the case. The Multibar is known to be a difficult fish to keep but so far it appears to be doing very well.
     
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    I had 1 but died for no reason at all. Was feeding fine then poof

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    How long? if within the first 6weeks maybe drug caught.
     
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    Was in quarentine for a month. Last in my tank 4 days.

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    What a shame, well I hope mine fairs much better, we shall see.
     
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    Tank is looking great Les.

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    46 grammes of excess water squeezed out GHA from my ATS yesterday. Growing quite thick dark GHA still at the moment. This was from just 6 days growth.


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    What are your thoughts on the Santa Monica hog scrubbers Les?

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    OK, I ran a HOG2 on my previous tank an Aquareef300 and here is my honest opinion on them.

    Good points.
    1/ They work and surprisingly well given their size.
    2/ Compact if you can't fit a waterfall scrubber you can almost certainly fit a HOG.
    That's about it good points wise.

    Not so good point.
    1/ Noisy and not just the air pump itself but the bubble rising out of it, however, I drilled extra holes in the top and had it so the wet side was about 3/4" ou the water. This helped quiet it down a fair bit.
    2/ You only get one side to grow GHA on as opposed to most waterfall ATS's.
    3/You need a good strong air pump to power it. I run mine on a Tetra APS400.
    4/The airline in the wet side needs regular cleaning out as calcium builds up blocking it in the wet side.
    5/ The slots in the airline close up or get blocked very easily.
    6/ Nowhere near as efficient as a waterfall ATS.
    7/ If you think waterfall ATS are expensive these are ridiculously so when you consider what they are made of.

    I also own an SM Surf 2 which I think similar about but it does work well and is a slightly better proposition than a HOG.


    My SM HOG2 on the sump of my AR300 tank.

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    Later with a DIY waterfall ATS.

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    I've just picked one up second hand. Thought I'd have a little play on one of the office tanks.


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    Which HOG a HOG2?
     
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    It's a HOG1x mate. Same as hog 1 but has four leds apparently! My knowledge of scrubbers extends to reading you threads and a bit of research on turbo scrubbers. I know very little. I just saw it for sale and thought I'd take a punt.

    I'm relatively happy with nutrient export of the reefer at home and the softie tank in the office. I also have a cube tank upstairs at the office and that one has very little in the way of export and needs some attention. So I'm thinking this would be ideal if I can make it work.


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    Don't see why it won't work for you as they are proven and if you got it for a good price all the better.
     
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