Andy's 85L Nano

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Reply #60

Thanks mate, knew it had strontium but just didn't know about the barium.

Still not sure it would be brown at the bottom.  That's what's making me think it could be the source, or one of them anyway

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Reply #61

Yes mate, I have always found foundation A to be brown and I only use 60% of the mixing guide on foundations A and C ...

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Reply #62

Okay so after the last pics, I added a small square of Polyfilter, didn't change anything else.  Check out the results, left is end of November, right is today... :O



Not bad going!  Guess the Polyfilter has removed the zinc & copper and let the coral recover.  I might start running a little bit of Poly every fortnight or so to prevent anything building up over time again.
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Reply #63

i used to just use filter floss and a bag of carbon :) isn't polyfilter just floss with carbon in it?

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Reply #64

i used to just use filter floss and a bag of carbon :) isn't polyfilter just floss with carbon in it?

Haha,  hope not, or at £10 a sheet I've had my pants pulled down!

I think it's basically floss with some kind of resin in it which removes unwanted metals. Feels plasticy to the touch rather than soft like normal floss.

Apparently it will change colours if enough metals are removed,  I haven't seen that yet but my levels are pretty low compared to when you dose copper for ich treatment etc.

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Reply #65

Just checked the ICP prior to adding the poly,   iron was 20 times too high,  copper 10x, zinc 4x, nickel 10x, aluminium 300x (!!)

I'll get another one done after a couple of months to check the result

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Reply #67

Anyone ever been stung by an SPS coral? I didn't even know they could string a human, but apparently they can and I've got about 30 tiny little itchy blisters on the back of my hand.

It was a seriatopora guttatus whichI was trimming back.  THey don't really show on camera but each of those red patches is about 5 little blisters,  my index fingers knuckle is the worst, and has probably 15 blisters on it  :|   sooo frigging itchy!!


Anyway got the job done,  3 of these jugs full of the stuff in the bin


Tank looks a bit bare but at least I can scrape the glass now! Nitrile gloves from now on...
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Reply #68

Ouch! Didn't know that either
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Reply #69

Argh. Total bloody idiot.  Refilled the alk three weeks ago and at some point the hose has come off.

Also been a bit lazy with testing... You can see where this is going!

It was last measured at 9.8... today 3.6dkh.

Idiot idiot idiot

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Reply #70

How's the coral doing?
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Reply #71

How's the coral doing?
It's a bit odd.   A torch looks like it's losing a couple of heads and Montis have receded.     No change to my acros yet...

The other problem is my Cal is through the roof. Over 600. Probably because it's carried on dosing as normal but there's been no calcification going on.

Not sure whether to hit it with water changes or just adjust the 2 part doses to try and get it back in line.  What would you do?

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Reply #72

Slow changes through dosing if most things are ok.
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