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  1. $40, good working condition. Good for hospital / QT tank. Has bottom intake and surface skimmer, adjustable flow Never use copper with it before, previously use for FW. Cleaned and washed, comes with Seachem matrix bio media. Can trade with LPS/accessories , no zoas. Location: yck/amk/ buona vista Some calcium stains on front Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  2. You can consider using nopox or other forms of carbon dosing to help control nutrients which will result in less algae. Also, your filter floss is quite dirty, should replace. Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  3. You can set up a custom scene for that Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  4. Pmed Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  5. Interesting, but seems like the pictures are missing bro Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  6. Nitrate was 20 ppm before nitraguard so it hasn’t been effective. Giving it another shot by burying the nitraguard deep into the sump as I noticed the water level fluctuation due to filter floss clogging up means sometimes the nitraguard is not fully submerged. The other remaining option is to try a different bacteria eg mb7 or prodibio. But the nitraguard manual never state to dose bacteria so technically it should work without zzz Just fixed up my 4 stage di filter so if this still doesn’t work will just do a 2x25% wc to get nitrates down to my target ppm of 10. Sent from Singapore Ree
  7. today's update: Frogspawn is doing well and growing Mystic torch also doing well and polyp extension is good Nitrate still at 20 ppm - losing patience with nitra guard titanium. Decided to swap out the marinepure blocks in the media caddy with seachem matrix to see if matrix will do a better job at nitrate reduction. Seachem recommends matrix to reduce nitrate in high flow (>200 lph). As frequently claimed by other reefers my marinepure block was brittle to the touch. No more marinepure for me. Added about 200ml of matrix in a media bag. Just nice fit the bio media section
  8. No I turned off the wave maker since I noticed he likes to chill on it...just saying it’s like a cat like observe everything from a high point Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  9. Cat in a lawnmower goby body. Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  10. I see, damn I should’ve just bought 1 box and save my money Phosphate yesterday was 0 measured with API kit. Happy the phosphate got reduced from 0.25. Guess it’s time to get a Salifert or Hanna checker to see where the phosphate level is actually at. Took out phosguard to avoid crashing. Maybe I will put it in every other day for now. Nitrates was 15 ppm. Hope it would go down more but at least it’s moving in the right direction. Will continue to dose stability for few more days to establish the denitrifying bacteria more. Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  11. Yup I’m well aware about crashing the phosphates too fast. I added 12ml which a little lower than the recommended dose of 17ml. A shopkeeper told me when using bacteria and carbon dosing it’s important to feed the corals regularly to avoid stripping the water too much. Currently feeding reef roids every other day or 2. What I read about GFO vs phosguard is that gfo pulls phosphate very quickly but lasts longer. Phosguard is aluminum oxide based which reduces phosphate slower and doesn’t last as long. Safer but needs replacement more often. I have a Caribsea rock, I want to sort out my nutr
  12. Hey bro, appreciate you sharing your experience. Can’t deny I want to avoid wc, if this round of phosphate and nitrate export doesn’t work I will probably just give up and do wc haha. In the meantime I’m quite hopeful the phosguard will pull down phosphate and sillicates since everyone raves about it, it’s just that the nitraguard hasn’t been working out in reducing nitrate even if I have a ton of bio media (2x marine pure blocks and half a bottle of matrix) To address the nitrate issue besides dosing bacteria, I’ve replaced the filter pad with sera crystal clear filter wool balls which
  13. Nitrates still at 20 ppm so started dosing bacteria with seachem stability. Also added seachem phosguard in a media bag to lower phosphate and silicates. I’ve only been using distilled water so I assume the rock is leaching silicates out. Was researching quite a lot about phosphate absorbers and decided to go with phosguard since I can just use it in a media bag. Sump is really crowded now... Eshopps nano skimmer Nitraguard titanium Phosguard Chemipure elite GHA is quite bad so added a lawnmower goby. Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  14. Jiak reefroid jiak jiak jiak! Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  15. Put 43g of nitraguard titanium in the supplied media bag, added an air stone and used a zip tie to secure everything. Tried putting it in the 2nd and 3rd compartment but was not a fan of the salt spray going everywhere. In the end I found the top compartment of the media caddy to be a good place. Covered it with filter floss and a old sponge to block all the bubbles. There’s a slight gurgling sound but it’s ok. Now to wait 7-14 days for the nitraguard to start working. Today’s nitrate is still 20 ppm. Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
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