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  1. A couple more pics of diatoms They are in fact beneficial and always present in a balanced tank system. According to Wikipedia, diatoms in the ocean generate 20% of the oxygen produced on the planet each year. Diatoms are a form of photosynthetic single cell phytoplankton. While some reefers hate it, here are some fun facts on diatoms Diatoms take up silicic acid from the water to form a silica shell (a form of glass). Sources of silicon : silica sand/quartz sand (from the beach), tap water, marine salt mix Diatom chloroplasts (i.e. plant cell
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  2. Sold to my buddy. Tks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  3. Forgotten Heros Part 2: Diatom Filters Imagine if you will a filter that is so fine it can polish your saltwater removing even bacteria. That, my fellow reefers is a diatomaceous earth (aka Diatom) filter. Now, the funny thing about a diatom filter is that, well, it isn't a filter per se. [Huh??] It is actually a natural powder made form fossilised algea (diatoms). The powder is added to a filter to reduce the size of the pores of that filter and is equivalent of adding millions of microscopic 'bio balls'. These microscopic particles (which are actually fossilised diatom shells) contain
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  4. The next big task would be to fill this tank up with salt water! By the way, forgot to mention that I wasted about 600litres of rodi water (which means much more actual water) doing a leak test for the tanks.. feel so bad for the save water movement, but having a leak would be far worse I supposed. Water change is one of the critical process to maintain a healthy reef tank and a lot of thought was devoted to keep this process as easy as possible.. Other than building an outlet for waste water, I also built an water inlet (complete with a basin) within the fish room. The RODI feeds from the w
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  5. Renovation is underway! And the tank is delivered! By the way, I opt for a galvanized iron frame to allow full access (without pillar) to my sump. Probably doable if you opt for aluminum frame too. Well my carpenter keep telling me it’s challenging to build the carpentry for a hooded tank. Realised so as I see them trying to fit the suspended hood to the tank like a glove. The almost completed carpentry for the display tank. Looks pretty much like how I imagined it. The air vent is also designed to allow circulation without allowing light from the tank to be “exposed” on the exterior.
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  6. Mostly sps as softies i let them go with my friend. $50 a pack and i will make sure you have quite a bit of corals in frags to bring home. However, do clean and dip them. If u want colonies, also can discuss. Collection at serangoon 94880692 Sent from my SM-G988B using Tapatalk
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  7. Hi guys, decomming my tank as i am shifting house soon. Corals are to go first before fishes and then equipments/tank. Basic tank parameters: kH 7.5 no3 2-5ppm p04 - 0.2ppm I have high nutrients and i feed alot, therefore colors are not at their best but still relatively good. I also have a flameback angel and it occasionally nips on the SPS, therefore there are not much PE on the sps now. Please refer to number below for pic of individual coral pieces, size stated are estimated. SPS: S1 - Golden Millepora colony 2.5 x 2.5" big- $50 S2 - Strawberry
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  8. Fish still in the main tank buyer need confirmed with some deposit cause need to go fast the main tank live rocks all unwanted worms and creatures almost disappeared not much worms for this greedy fish to eat hahahahahaha some others copperband may eat or disturbed coral but this fish only grace on live worms n unwanted creatures never bother you coral .... Will trap ASAP once buyer confirmed with deposit but no refund if any f16 backup....
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  9. I guess you'll need to keep trimming it back or isolate it on it's own island. I just got a frag of Xenia last week and it has grown noticeably bigger in size already only within one week. This coral is so crazy.
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  10. This butterfly fish never eat or disturbed any coral ....only target on unwanted worms n nasty creatures ....
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  12. It’s been sometime. A little update on my tank after a couple of rescapings. Had to reduce some corals cos decommed my ‘anemone’ nano tank n shifted some corals over to this tank.
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  13. Thanks for the feedback Rob. The overall volume without sand, liverock comes to around 200 gallons. Correction on my part - the pumps will be 2 x apex cor-20 and not cor-15 that together have the capacity to churn 4000 goh which is 20 times the water capacity. Over and above I have the apex wav kit ( 2 wavemakers) factored in and will be added as time passes. The apex wav at full capacity is another 4000 gph. The close looped system will be as follows: - 2 or 3 pipes drilled mid lower section at the back - a web of pipes connecting via a T spread across the entire bottom with Flare nozzles fo
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  14. exploring new hobbies and this platform really has plenty of knowledge to be shared with newbies like me.
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  15. Hi Reefers, Due to family and job commitments, with a heavy heart i will be Decoming my tank soon. Entire tank was custom made by CRA and its around 2 years old. The full tank set has warranty of 5 years against leakage. I have also custom build a dry compartment with control panel for this tank set. tank condition is 9/10. view to believe! Recently i have added a frag tank to the side but sadly do not have time to commission it. i'm will try to let go the entire tankset with all equipment and lifestock and whatever products i'm using for my reef tank (mostly FM stuffs) first. i kee
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  16. Looking for LPS (torches), SPS (ACRO) or ZOAS Buttkissers(mother colony attached below) Kamikaze kush (whole frag 6-7 polyps) Grandmaster krak (2-3 polyps) Petroglyphs (1 polyp) (mother colony show below) Aphrodites (2-3 polyps avail) All photos are taken with TG5, no edits done. Pls pm photos if you are trading thank you! Happy reefing! 🤙🏻 Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
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  17. Oh damn there’s tank thread already haha. Looking forward to see more post bro!
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  18. all sold! thanks all. Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
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  19. Thank you for your kind words, not expert at fish breeding and also learning here, just documenting the process and journey. Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
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  20. Congrats to the new babies! Following here to learn more from you.
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  21. Collection at Choa Chu Kang Yew Tee. ***Strictly deal at Lobby*** Contact me @g66o i47o
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  22. All these few sps colonies are really nice and good size. $100 each. Sent from my SM-G988B using Tapatalk
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  23. Time for Otaku update Previously my male banggai cardinal stop eating and i suspect brooding kids in mouth, sure enough after 20 days he go into labour on labour day [emoji23] Can see the baby fish eyes in the mouth [emoji102] Zoom in, sorry for crap photos, my skills bad [emoji23] cute baby banggai fry, Good father, the mother just throw the job to dad and he completed without fuss, 20 days straight no food..sakhi...its not always about the good mums, good dads are around too [emoji23] Realized banggai cardinal is endangered species only available in indonesia, hope can help propa
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  24. Clearance sale. All tested and confirmed working. WYSIWYG. 1) Evo 480l/h @ $3/each (2 available, take both for $5) 2) Aquaspeed A600 600l/h @ $5 3) Astro AS300 @ $3 (Reserved 9xxxxx65) 4) ASTRO AS500 @ $5 (Reserved 9xxxxx65) 5) Atman AT-305 1200l/h @ $6 6) Sebo Mini Wave Maker 1000l/h @ $5 7) Aquabee UP2000 2000l/h @ $15 8) LifeTech AP1000 @ $2 (or FOC for first buyer of 3 or more items). (Reserved 9xxxxx65) Take any 3 for additional 10% discount. Whatsapp/SMS 91682887 for quick deal. Location East (near airport).
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  25. Open to offers, good for someone who wants to do full zeovit.
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  26. The problem of colormetric tests is that it tends to be rather subjective. They are also rather dependent on ambient light conditions. I would not worry too much at this stage. Just let your tank take its pace to cycle. Do ghost feed a bit though. Because we not only want to build up nitrifying bacteria, we also want bacteria which help to decompose other organics.
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  27. Selling 2 k7proii with remote. Very mint condition. Used only 2weeks. pick up Golden mile complex comes with: 2 light 2 mount 1 controller price: $330
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  28. Ops! I must be too tired! I think I used tap water but I had to drain everything and wipe dry the tank to get rid of the water. Haha will try to update my post hehe Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  29. An RO membrane is considered the most important element of an RODI system. The sediment and carbon filters act as pre filters to reduce the amount of large moleculed contaminants entering and clogging the membrane. It is the membrane that does all the heavy lifting. Why the RO is so important is unlike the carbon blocks it works under pressure (hence good systems include a pump) and as such it literally strains virtually all unwanted impurities from the mains supply, allowing only 'pure' water molecules to pass through... so as long as you are happy having small molecule impurities, salts, hea
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  30. Since it will take a while to cycle the tank, and I’m not gonna rush this critical process, my first task before any of the equipment is up, is to build the scape and kick start the cycling process. Even though I have yet to purchase most of the equipment. Learnt from previous experience that it is much easier to build a scape dry. I chose to use a combination of caribsea life rock (love the shapes) and my bleached/cured rocks from my previous tank. Started by building the first tier of the 6 foot rockscape. Here’s the final two island scape.. not the best shot and it looks like it’s full
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  31. As I had great experience working with CRA, I went back to look for Dan, whose company has been rebranded as Tank Culture, to build my tank. Here are the 2D drawings of the tank/sump layout, inclusive of the frag/lps tank and quarantine tank housed in the Fish room. The 4.5ft frag/lps tank is connected to the main display and sump and both tanks are powered by 2 separate return pumps (always preferred to make the insurance if one fails). The Quarantine Tank is a separate IOS tank housed below the frag/lps tank. You might be wondering why I called it a LPS tank. It’s probably because I
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  32. Can WhatsApp me at 81823433 (Ash) if interested Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
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  33. Though natural sunlight has its own set of problems of algae / diatoms, the appearance of the fish tank under the sunlight is amazing. IMG_0572.MOV
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  34. Quick update Sold Hydra 64 with light fixture Nero 5 Teco tk2000 Available 160l water drum with float valve Rodi unit Nyos 220 Vectra L2 return pump Tank set Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  35. I have this particular pink birdsnest frag that has stubborn bubble algae that keeps coming back despite best effort to scrape off the bubble algae (out of tank). While we know that zoanthids in general are tolerant of diluted hydrogen peroxide dips, the general belief is never to let Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) touch SPS. As a last resort, I dipped it in about 0.3% H2O2 for about 1-2 minute after manually removing as much bubble algae as possible. You can see the frag bubbling away. That frag was dipped on 4th April. Its alive & growing well today So
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  36. Nice tank! Keeping track for updates on your progress
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  37. There could be various reasons. But one likely one is that it is bleaching due to excessive light. Gonio generally prefer low light conditions. From the picture, it seems to be placed at a location that's bright enough for SPS/Monti. Perhaps its too bright. Would suggest to bring it to a more shaded spot.
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  38. Agree with the points above about keeping temperature below 30degC. My experience with non chilled tank : Can keep some more tolerant zoanthids in such conditions. Some will melt. Can keep green star polyp (GSP) Can keep forest fire cloves Cannot keep Purple cespitularia You can see some pictures in this post : https://www.sgreefclub.com/forum/topic/142862-my-slice-of-nature-part-3/?do=findComment&comment=1298008
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