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  1. Water fluctuations in sump tank

    Nope. Perhaps you could share some photos of your sump setup Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  2. Water fluctuations in sump tank

    Try placing your ATO in your return chamber section away from where the sock is(assuming your drain line is into the sock in its own chamber) Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  3. BM NAC 3.5 Overflowing Badly

    What are you missing? Either way it should be fine as long as it isn’t overflowing and since you’re getting skimmate in the collection cup all should be fine. If you’re afraid it might overflow again just monitor the water level in the skimmer neck/column and adjust the white tube accordingly Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  4. BM NAC 3.5 Overflowing Badly

    There should be a cap above the thick white tube [email protected] mentioned. It’s the valve adjuster to alter the water level in the skimmer. Incorrect water height is probably what is causing your skimmer to overflow all the time, IME using BM skimmers having it on a low setting(between 0 & 1) is what will set the water height in the skimmer lower. Also you might want to tweak the air intake but from your video it looks as though some parts of the skimmer are missing(air intake adjustment cap) Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  5. Pmed you bro Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  6. IMO if it wasn’t previously a saltwater system, bleaching is unnecessary. Perhaps just rinse the whole system with tap water with dechlorinator and then drain it before starting your system up proper starting the cycle Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  7. QT tank temperature issue

    Try increasing the surface agitation of the water on the QT by tilting a small powerhead towards the surface more than you usually would. Helps regulate the temperature and aerate the water more- since temperature fluctuations, pH swings and lower oxygen levels especially at night are probably what end up killing your fish Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  8. Getting copperbands to eat?

    Can confirm this works most of the time, small clams and mussels on the half shell seem to do the trick. Getting them to feed from the water column is the hard part though, but from my experience it helps if other peaceful tankmates that it will sometimes school with(like rabbitfishes if you have any) actually influence its feeding behaviour and it might mimic them eventually and begin to feed on mysis/cuts of shrimp and even pellets if you’re really lucky, especially if it’s a younger specimen. All the best Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  9. Need help ID this

    If the chaeto is dying off already, taking it out isn’t such a bad idea to prevent adding more nutrients to the water. Sounds like a good idea. Adding some flow to your sump might help in reducing the chances of dinos settling there in the future too Hope this helps Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  10. Need help ID this

    The stringy texture with air bubbles at the tips suggest dinos bro. Best to leave the affected area in darkness for a few days after siphoning out as much of it as possible imo. Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  11. place to get mangrove plants

    If you pluck a growing one out of the substrate it could be depending on where you are(in a park under NParks for e.g.) but plenty of the pinnules(seed pods) float in and onto many of our beaches. I doubt those are illegal to collect Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  12. Is this sign of diatom?

    Yes adding more media will allow for an increased beneficial bacteria population. As Long as there’s an ammonia source, the bacteria that breaks ammonia down into nitrite and nitrite into nitrate will be cultivated naturally over time, or You can dose bottled bacteria like microbacter 7 or Seachem stability to speed up your cycle too. Hope this helps Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  13. White spot

    A half dose(or specifically 0.2-0.3mg/L) of copper in your quarantine tank for a week or two generally does the trick to prevent the spread of potential ich from new fish Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  14. Is this sign of diatom?

    Just keep testing the ammonia, nitrite and nitrate levels bro. Once you see 0 ammonia and nitrite and some nitrates, your tank should be cycled Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  15. Jeebusai Red Sea Reefer 250

    Sorry about your loss bro Anything other than ocellaris and percula(and their variants) clowns are more like their other Damsel cousins and tend to be more aggressive even as Clownfish. Especially if they were one of the first ones introduced. Hope you find new additions that can hold their own and stand up to your clarkii hahaha. Or perhaps you can try taking him out of your tank for a week or 2 if you have a QT tank and place the other fishes in there before putting him back in. That might help some Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
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