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3 hours ago, AloysiusMun said:

I’m curious about the Co2 scrubber and it’s efficiency. Please let us know your verdict on it!


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Initial findings is that it brings pH up by about incremental 0.1 from my previous numbers. Happy with it so far. 

No final opinion on the cost/benefit of the soda lime yet. Need to run it a little longer to decide on it.

Below is the my current pH chart. Do note that i also drip kalk at night via a kalk stirrer. PH probe calibrated last week.

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Acknowledgement to Sherman & Daniel Poh for sharing about soda lime in their posts that led me to try it.

 

In any case, I heard that Iwarna brought in Fauna Marin CO2 scrubber media & reactor in case you are not keen on the DIY route. This is the product literature.

https://www.faunamarin.de/en/skim-breeze-reaktor-set-1-liter-air-filter-incl-1000-ml-special-granule-to-purify-the-air-of-your-protein-skimmer/a-91309/

 

 

 

 

 

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Hosting this chalice for a fellow reefer. Can see its covering a little more of the frag plug.   Found a baby Banggai Cardinal yesterday morning. Scooped it out before it gets eaten by

I've started to journey into the microscopic world of the reef tank. Invested in a good microscope with a camera hooked up. Its great to be able to pinpoint issues and apply the correct fix. For examp

Currently the Kalk stirrer is hooked to the Apex & switches ON for 2min. Once every hour. Quite a waste to use the Apex for this simple purpose.  Tried using one of those standard smart wifi

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Finally took out the Jebao RW20 wavemaker.....

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...... replaced with another Vortech.

Current configuration : 2 at left glass of the tank. 1 at the back glass near the right side.

I have been running the RW20 since day 1 & never realized how noisy the RW20 whirring sound was, till I changed all to the Quiet Drive wavemakers. Living room is amazingly silent now.

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You an also see the rogue bubble tip anemones attached on the green monti. Troublesome creatures.

 

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Thanks to leon, i get hold of some of the soda lime as well, and tested with my skimmer.. PH start to increase by 0.1 the minute i started running it, like he mention the cost effectiveness and efficiency will have to monitor over some time. 

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Thanks to leon, i get hold of some of the soda lime as well, and tested with my skimmer.. PH start to increase by 0.1 the minute i started running it, like he mention the cost effectiveness and efficiency will have to monitor over some time. 


Can share where to get Soda Lime?


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I got a query on PM about the tubing connection for Soda Lime.

Basically you can use any container that allows air to enter from one end. On the other end of the 'soda lime reactor), connect it to the air inlet of your skimmer via a short tube/hose.

 

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Thanks.
 
I received several queries about the denitrator. Its made of 2 units of  FR-45 fluidized reactor (the type used for biopellet) connected together. 
 
I'm also using a ATS purchased from fellow reefer (Thanks...you know who you are). 
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Where to get this ats?


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On 11/4/2017 at 10:38 AM, lis9090 said:

Really nice tank.. can corals do with below 5ppm nitrates? And about 0.25 phosphates? Like GSP

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GSP & softies are generally quite hardly - They should be ok with 5ppm nitrates & 0.25 phosphates.

But many other SPS & LPS will probably not do so well with 0.25 phosphate levels. Using rowaphos can bring the phosphate levels down to the 0.03 target levels easily within a week.

 

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GSP & softies are generally quite hardly - They should be ok with 5ppm nitrates & 0.25 phosphates.
But many other SPS & LPS will probably not do so well with 0.25 phosphate levels. Using rowaphos can bring the phosphate levels down to the 0.03 target levels easily within a week.
 

Thanks for the reply. Just wondering if my skimz biopellet reactor can replace to put rowaphos instead? And also the phosban reactor 150 is sufficient for ur 5 ft tank?

Also how big is ur Ats screen?
And will putting rowaphos affect algae growth on ur Ats?

ThanK's and sorry for my million questions

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12 hours ago, lis9090 said:


Thanks for the reply. Just wondering if my skimz biopellet reactor can replace to put rowaphos instead? And also the phosban reactor 150 is sufficient for ur 5 ft tank?

Also how big is ur Ats screen?
And will putting rowaphos affect algae growth on ur Ats?

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I use a Phosban 150 reactor for my 5ft tank. And have a tap to slow the flow down through the reactor to take out the 'remaining' phosphates not exported by the ATS.

Phosban reactor is sufficient for rowaphos purpose. Cheap & easy to maintain. 

Skimz has recirculating & non-recirculating reactors. Both should work.

 

The ATS screen is approximately 27cm x 15cm. As long as your phosphate remains detectable, ATS growth will not be affected.

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Finally finished this bottle of coral dip. Lasted one year. Not cheap but definitely very effective for flatworms (frags from fellow reefers). Always dip corals before they go into the tank. 

I found it quite convenient to place a small pump (300l/hr) in the tub & allow it to circulate the water. This helps remove the suffocating slime & provide some flow to remove pests.

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Got some of this brand of coral glue from Pure Aquatic. Cheaper than  BSI glue :)

It does harden quite fast so place your frags quickly. 

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One thing done recently to improve long term adhesion is to make some cuts at the bottom of the rock/cement before applying the glue. Makes a big difference.

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Testing out a chaeto reactor.   Some pics to share.

 

Got some chaetomorpha from fellow reefers some weeks back. Took advantage of the time from having time to set up the reactor by growing it in a tub for a couple of weeks. Dosed the water with Zeo Cyanoclean & Salifert Flatworm exit as a precautionary measure.

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Prepping the stand

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Close up of the light tube

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Running it for about 2 weeks now. Able to see the chaeto growth progression through the translucent housing. 

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  • Didn't go the DIY route for the chaeto reactor due to fear of  getting the DIY external LEDs wet.
  • So far, this reactor has been running well. I don't see any stray chaeto  escaping into the sump.
  • Installed additional Eheim double taps for ease of moving the reactor to the toilet to open up for maintenance

 

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Testing out a chaeto reactor.   Some pics to share.
 
Got some chaetomorpha from fellow reefers some weeks back. Took advantage of the time from having time to set up the reactor by growing it in a tub for a couple of weeks. Dosed the water with Zeo Cyanoclean & Salifert Flatworm exit as a precautionary measure.
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Prepping the stand
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Close up of the light tube
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Running it for about 2 weeks now. Able to see the chaeto growth progression through the translucent housing. 
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  • Didn't go the DIY route for the chaeto reactor due to fear of  getting DIY external LEDs wet.
  • So far, this reactor has been running well. I don't see any stray chaeto  escaping into the sump.
  • Installed additional Eheim double taps for ease of moving the reactor to the toilet to open up for maintenance
 
What brand chaeto reactor is that?

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3 hours ago, Angel Keeper said:

What brand chaeto reactor is that?

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No brand.

You can contact Patrick from ReefMarketSG for it.

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2 hours ago, reef tan said:

Good luck....mine crash with cyano and some kind black slime and go back to bio pellet

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Any idea why you faced cyano & black slime? What was your set up like? Can share pics / info? Keen to know to avoid similar situation.

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