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Discussion in 'Medium Tanks (31-100gal)' started by Fishpalace, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. Fishpalace

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    What is stopping you from doing it?


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    Cost and customs. Cities bans certain exports of the really rare stuff too.
     
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    Ah, makes sense. Would have to b a sizeable order to make the transport costs worthwhile. Also exchange rate has probably increased cost by 10 to 15% too.


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    Not completed a water change for a couple of weeks so just done a 20% change and checked parameters

    Cal 400
    <abbr title="Alkalinity">Alk</abbr> 8.4
    Nit 5
    Phos 0.045

    Looks ok ish so increased cal dose by 0.5ml to 9.5 and nopox by 0.5 to 12.5ml per day.

    During past couple of months I have been adding Red Sea foundation b powder to <abbr title="Reverse Osmosis">RO</abbr> over a week to supplement liquid dosing and seems to work as <abbr title="Alkalinity">alk</abbr> is flat at 8.4. Had a spare pot and cheaper than liquid dosing so may continue when spare pot has finished.

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    Hi Paul, did you check your parameters before WC?

    Parameters look great, let the chalice grow!

    I always worked with dry ballingsalts, much cheaper indeed ane you can make a max. sollution.

    For information, the recepies I used on 5l osmosis:
    294 gr CaCl2
    70 gr MgCl2 (depends on Mg use)
    Together in one canister.

    332 gr ChNaO3
    In a different canister.

    125 gr Ch free mineral salt to set ionical balance.

    I'm always a little suspiciously about ready-to-use solutions. The more water the can put in, the more profit they make. Used to do p&d in a fruit factory, the more water they could bind the better...
     
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    Checked before, always do that to be consistent too.

    I use the Red Sea liquid for alk and cal and been happy using them both since tank was set up. Do supplement with powder from time to time.

    Thanks for the info and I hope the chalice grow grow grow


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    Had considered dosing with the RS liquids, but wasn't sure it was the wisest way to go, if I was going to dose. Interesting that they're working for you and yours.
     
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    Absolutely, I have been using since I started dosing and levels are consistently good and stable.

    I also use Red Sea coral pro salt which has elevated levels so should be ok.

    I have not had to dose magnesium for some reason but not complaining as saves money.


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    Interesting again, I did use the Coral Pro salt but found it gave me ridiculous Mg levels. I use the 'standard' Red Sea Salt now Still find my Mg is around 1400+ and can't seem to see it reduce in any decent amount. I've not had to dose any C for as long as I can remember. Must be a quirk of Red Sea stuff.
     
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    As you say Red Sea salt must have elevated mag but not seen any adverse affect on tank so will carry on using.


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    Picked up a couple of corals from a reefer near Chelmsford

    A green stylo, have not seen one of these before so not sure if unusual or I just not seen one before

    [​IMG]

    A lovely pink pocillopora

    [​IMG]




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    Very nice additions & with the right conditions they should be fast growers

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    Hope so as they are easier sps to look after and that was appealing


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    Don't think I've seen a green stylo before ,looks nice tho ..my pink pocci as bought seems do have gone more fibro green lol

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    I have a pic I like that too which is nice too


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    Nice looking pieces there buddy

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    Thanks bud, a bit different to what I already have so could not ignore them.


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    Must learn to keep my money in my pocket as popped out to get a couple of shrimps and came home with this little frag.

    [​IMG]

    an acan echinata chalice, I think.

    Paul


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    Excuse the quality of the picture but I have just noticed that my blue tipped acropora Formosa is growing out of the water.

    About an inch or so is usually out of the water when pump goes into feed mode or during water change but surprised it is now growing above water level. Only about 3 to 5mm above water but is this common?

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    I have seen this on a few threads i know glennf has had this . He had to cut all his back.

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