New nano reef tank

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Great ask for a birthday or Christmas present off the wife


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That's true and it's my bitrthday next month lol I have thought about making my own with an ro system as it would be handy to have so there is always a way to make water up quickly, I think I'll probably just go back to using nsw though, I was skeptical of it at first but when I got my first lot of corals for this tank it was off a guy who stays local and had all his tanks running on nsw even his full sps tanks which made me look into it and when I did switch to it everything was great, the lfs is just easier than pulling on a dry suit to collect it lol

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Who do you use for NSW by the way? I have been looking around for quotes and the best I can find so far is 50 Litres for £30 a month.

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Ouch!! That’s never right! He said he wades out into the sea and gets it as he is lucky enough to live near it


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Ouch!! That’s never right! He said he wades out into the sea and gets it as he is lucky enough to live near it


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Lucky bugger, oh well at least its cheaper than RODI unit and Pre Mix from LFS

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Reply #260

Yeah that's right I just collect it locally myself at high tide, one of the joys of not being too far from the sea lol

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Who do you use for NSW by the way? I have been looking around for quotes and the best I can find so far is 50 Litres for £30 a month.
These guys are the cheapest I’ve found:

https://www.naturalseawatersupplier.co.uk/

My LFS is £40 for 100 litres. I got 4x25l containers from amazon for £10


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These guys are the cheapest I’ve found:

https://www.naturalseawatersupplier.co.uk/

My LFS is £40 for 100 litres. I got 4x25l containers from amazon for £10


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Yeah I use these for my water, £46 for 100l NSW delivered to my door every couple of months.

How’s your Tank going now Reefer? Back to normal yet?

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Yeah I done 2 15l waterchanges about 5 days apart and replaced the purigen with a new bag and regenerated the old one and stored it for later, the last test I done the nitrate was showing somewhere between 0.00 - 0.05, the algae that has been there seems to be dying down a bit aswell so I think it's all back to normal now thankfully

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Reply #264

@Reefermad, probably obvious to you but make sure you a changing the filter floss much more regularly than usual, and increase water changes for a while because the dying algae will release all the nitrates back into the water.


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Thanks mate I didn't know about the algae releasing nitrates back into the tank so thanks for that tip, I usually change my floss every 2 days 3 at most so should be on top of it, I hope lol

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Reply #266

3 days is perfect according to ‘ Reef Tank Guide: 52 weeks of reefing’ on YouTube.


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