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  1. Dear Bro Thanks for taking over the tank and bringing the trolley over. Helps a lot. I am sure my pets found the right home and thank you for helping so that I don't need to strain my back. You are the best! Harry
  2. Dear Reefers The deal is sealed by a kind bro who needs it for a smaller tank. And thank you for all the kind wishes.. Lesson learned - ALWAYS take care of your back. And see a doc when there is pain. Harry
  3. Dear Reefer Bros, I injured by back recently (nothing life-threatening nor long term) and the doc has recommended no bending down. So it is with a heavy heart I am giving up the 5-year hobby and thanks to many bros here who gave me excellent advice over the years. For SGD200: 1. Fluval US 5 Gallon EVO Tank (the freshwater version but converted to seawalter) 2. The AI Prime light 3. Artica Chiller 1/15 (i think) 3. Eheim Canister with half a tank of porous membrane 4. SICCE canister (used once as a backup) 4. Aquatic Life Twist-In 75 GPD, 4-Stage RO/DI Water Filtration Unit (used like
  4. Dear all, it has been some time since I updated on this site. As I have previously written, one of our companies is in water purification technology business for human beings. Out of mischief (really thinking out of the box), we decided to apply the same technology meant for humans to the reef tank. To our stunned minds, the technology killed all the bad bacteria, READ this- my blue tang no longer catches the infamous white spot diseases, it stabilizes the water parameters, suppresses algae and yet not harmful to corals, shrimps and fishes. This is not a marketing stunt. We obviously signed a
  5. Dear Santa Monica, Your idea is brilliant and thank you. You should manufacture it in China and sell this. Here is an idea based on your concept. I use the Innovative Marine Nano Reactor in my Fluval Edge. And it already turns brown. There is a little bit of algae. Why there is no massive algae is because there is water flow pushing upwards and there is no rough surface. So all i need is to insert a roughed up plastic piece inside. Get an airpump and a small airstone. Now you have dual function. The reactor still works because the water flow will move the pellets inside. The air bubbles wi
  6. Thank you! I never thought of artificial rock!!! I often wonder who will buy such rocks! Now I do!
  7. You guys are right. I poured 6 cans of soda water. One came out and died. The other is still inside the rocks or escaped while I lifted the rock out of the sand. I know I can leave it in the sun, cure it and put it back. But I hate the idea of a hibernating alien. And the rocks started to smell after the soda water soaking. Had to throw the rocks. If I hear knocking on the glass tonight. It means Alien 2!!!! By the way is there any shop that sells live rocks with no monster? I know can't guarantee but minimal chance or it is too good to be true? Boy I am exhausted doing this pest
  8. Found out another live rock has the other mantis shrimp! So now two live rocks in the pail. I really need help? What else can i do? Thanks reefers!
  9. The title is just for fun but removing the mantis shrimp has been painful and without success. Thanks to the reefers here who adviced me to get rid of two Mantis shrimp piggybacker, I decided to take action. First I did the inverted water trap. Failed. I bought this trap from a LFS. (See picture.) Tried it in the tank. Failed. Thankfully I saw the live rock in which the shrimp was residing. I took the rock out and placed the trap in it with food. (See picture) Failed. This morning, after reading some articles, I tried to put cold freshwater. Failed. Poured non-sweet carbonated water. Faile
  10. Thanks Patrick for the reminder that it is an experiment and no heroics.
  11. Is everyone who tried this ok? I mean the tank not you . I just changed to the fluval edge tank due to fengshui reasons (resistance and argument is futile) and there were some casualty. (See member tank posting). New tank syndrome despite the same filter medium, sand, water etc. but the surviving ones are doing fine.
  12. I did my own trap. Failed. Bought a proper trap from a LFS. Put mysis shrimps inside. When submerging the trap, the knob came off and all the shrimps came out. Another meal time for everyone. The short answer is no. Haiz
  13. tried building my own trap did not work. Caught the cleaner prawn instead! Bought a trap and trying. It is tough catching it.
  14. Dear all, can identify what is this piggybacker in the tank? I think it is hitting the tank once a while. A pistol shrimp?
  15. Chiller is Arctica. I think I am the third owner. Noiseless. I sent it for servicing and the repairman uncle told me it is still good for years to come. Love it. It is the smallest in the series. Thanks for the reminder on IKEA wood. No delusion of its longevity. Will custom make a better stand someday. But it won't be as cheap as 100 plus
  16. And yes sir.. Running a car over live rocks. The things we do for our beloved reef tank!
  17. Chiller is Arctica. I think I am the third owner. Noiseless. I sent it for servicing and the repairman uncle told me it is still good for years to come. Love it. It is the smallest in the series. Thanks for the reminder on IKEA wood. No delusion of its longevity. Will custom make a better stand someday. But it won't be as cheap as 100 plus
  18. It is sold in IKEA as Nodli or close to it. For some strange reasons, it is not listed on the online catalogue in Singapore but I think they still have stock. The drawer is perfect to place all your plugs. If you take out the inner horizontal board, you can place it at the side to hide the chiller. It is almost perfect. If only there is a bit more space for all the food, calipers, feeding tube and test kits. You can but I don't want to put damp stuff above the electric sockets inside the drawer. The set even has a rubber tube to hide the cabling. Caveat. I don't know how much weight this
  19. Not at all. It is a transfer. All the sand, live rocks, filter medium all moved over.
  20. With the hood on to hide the mess of water tech. Notice it does not close property because of the thickness of Micmol Cree lights. The second photo shows the black spinal column hiding all the wires and chiller tubes. I can probably rely on a single tunze filter but let the new tank cycle first. The IKEA console side table is perfect. There is a drawer for all the plugs. And the bottom can hide the chiller and yet permits ventilation for the chiller.
  21. I was very happy with my last tank but for Fengshui reasons had to shift the tank next to the sofa. I have Fengshui a pinch of salt (bad pun in saltwater aquarium forum) but I had to comply. My first choice was the Nuvo 10 nano tank but I could not make it in time for the fortune hour. So I picked the Fluval Edge and converted to a marine tank. I know all the disadvantages of the small opening but I needed a small enclosure. I made the mistake of filling it to the brim to create the infinity pool effect but there was not enough areation and my yellow tank and one half colored fish (can't remem
  22. It is more than three weeks since i started the vitamin pills treatment. The tank is still doing well. I have to move the corals further apart as they keep stretching out to claim their territories :-)
  23. Project completed. After a one year journey. Thank you all another forum!
  24. Just stick to the aquarium additives but I wish there is a Hacker Guide out there the moment you step into an aquarium shop and he hands out a water parameter sheet of paper. You want all fish, do this. You want coral and fish, do this. Read and sign before you make any purchase haha
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