Marty's Reef Tank

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I don't have a TDS reader, but the water is from maidenhead aquatics, their tanks look amazing.  I pay £3.50 per 25L of plain RO.
It was also maidenhead this way who had a TDS of 130!!! Most tanks in LFS's are bare bottom ect and cleaned daily ;)

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Reply #16

You always need to know exactly what you are putting in your tank if you adding water with a high TDS you will be chasing your tail.

This is an example of another LFS locally this is a phosphate test on new salt water



They added an extra generous scoop of miracle grow to that mix haha

That above shop also looks nice a clean ;)


If you are able to get a 4 stage RO unit with Di and make your own water you will then have full control of what you are putting into your tank and trust me you will see a difference I did :)

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I can get the RO unit 5 stage or whatever but I have nowhere to have it. No outside tap or the like hence I buy the water. So basically if most LFS are selling high TDS water and I can't get good quality water I'm doomed from the outset? Bugger, I didn't know their water may be high in tds I just took them on face value when they said that's what they use.
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It's easier for them to keep it clean as they generally have no sand or rock in the tanks and have a massive filtration and water system behind the scenes. LFS are not always that honest I don't know yours so can't comment but some round here would not bat an eyelid say selling you a regal or sailfin tang for a 50L tank as they don't ask !!! To them it's a sale

I don't have my RO unit permanently fixed I connect it as needed on kitchen worktop and the out pipe goes into a water but outside.



My tap water is around 300 TDS out of membrane I get around 8 after Di 0 TDS

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So do you mean you have screwed on to a normal house hold tap? RO world advised me not to fix it to an indoor tap as the pressure would not be high enough.
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Reply #20

Top work Marty,

some CRACKING advice, there is nothing  better than reading someones comments / advice and agreeing with it all !!! use your own water. red sea coral pro salt. i can't agree more :)

would love to know the fish shop that water was from. Nottcuts in maidenhead i was VERY disappointed with. round Norwich who do you use the most ? I have loads of stuff you may be interested in once my tank is right. I am going to look at taking most / all my frags etc and fully clean them dow / inspect for flatworm and then give a thorough dipping. will then put them all in my frag tank so will hopefully be 2/3 weeks. (i wanna make sure there is still nothing attached !!) i have duncans, Branching hammer, Fluro frogspawn, Various SPS so will hopefully be able to save you a few quid from the shops and get a bit of pocket money myself.

Keep the pics flowing of your tank though bud. Look forward to seeing it keep coming along !!

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Reply #21

So do you mean you have screwed on to a normal house hold tap? RO world advised me not to fix it to an indoor tap as the pressure would not be high enough.

That thing in the picture at the bottom is a pressure boosting diaphragm pump.

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Reply #22

aye, Water pressure is poo round here. i too have a pumped unit. I got mine from Vyair. spent about £150 and got shed loads of DI resin and full set of filters + membrane. I believe we have a discount code with them,

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Reply #23

I have 30 PSI from T'ing into mains tap under sink but I also have a booster pump so pressure not an issue :)

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Top work Marty,

some CRACKING advice, there is nothing  better than reading someones comments / advice and agreeing with it all !!! use your own water. red sea coral pro salt. i can't agree more :)

would love to know the fish shop that water was from. Nottcuts in maidenhead i was VERY disappointed with. round Norwich who do you use the most ? I have loads of stuff you may be interested in once my tank is right. I am going to look at taking most / all my frags etc and fully clean them dow / inspect for flatworm and then give a thorough dipping. will then put them all in my frag tank so will hopefully be 2/3 weeks. (i wanna make sure there is still nothing attached !!) i have duncans, Branching hammer, Fluro frogspawn, Various SPS so will hopefully be able to save you a few quid from the shops and get a bit of pocket money myself.

Keep the pics flowing of your tank though bud. Look forward to seeing it keep coming along !!
Thanks I try to give the best advice I can going of my own experiances I have learnt over the 5 months of keeping marine and putting in hours of reasearch.

I mainly use Distant Waters and swallow aquatics.

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Reply #25

yea distant waters have some nice stuff often. i always find it a but pricey though. Swallow aquatics is great for fish !!!

you been to the shop in yarmouth. out of the blue ? some nice stuff often in there and depending on his mood price can be very reasonable. never tested his water or anything as I've always used my own etc.

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Reply #26

That thing in the picture at the bottom is a pressure boosting diaphragm pump.
Thanks for clearing that up.
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yea distant waters have some nice stuff often. i always find it a but pricey though. Swallow aquatics is great for fish !!!

you been to the shop in yarmouth. out of the blue ? some nice stuff often in there and depending on his mood price can be very reasonable. never tested his water or anything as I've always used my own etc.
No I've never been there I have used the shop in watton they have some nice corals at times

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Reply #28

Picked up a frag tonight from a reefer round the corner from me not the best pic as had not been In tank long and lights nearly down and some polyps not out in picture can't remember the name of it now though


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Reply #29

Is it stylophora caliendrum?
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