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Members Tanks / Re: First reef tank
« Last post by johnstod.js on Today at 9:12:37 pm »
Thanks yeah fully bioactive and I've automated misting too so it's pretty much just trim plants and put food in which is nice.

Yeah mine seems to love the turkey baster I use for feeding and mixing the substrate, had him climbing on it the whole time I was in there earlier
Seems to want to clean my hand too

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Members Tanks / Re: First reef tank
« Last post by Reefermad on Today at 9:06:00 pm »
Your gecko tank looks great I'm guessing you've went bio active with the set up? Nice one mate cleaner shrimps are great I love mine he's always active and upto something
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Members Tanks / Re: First reef tank
« Last post by johnstod.js on Today at 4:13:48 pm »
Yup the xenia bounced back the next day so can't complain on that one, just newbie worries I guess.

Here are the other tanks for you guys to have a browse, also added a cleaner shrimp in as I love them.

Got a bit of a diatom layer starting so it's been a nightly brushing to get it off as I don't like the look, playing with me day light cycle to bring that down hopefully but from what I have read it's just new tank blues.

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ReefBase Lounge / General happiness
« Last post by Guyhives@yahoo.co.uk on Today at 7:48:26 am »
Hi there, I have a RedseaReefer 250 and have just set up a TMC ATO but the thing won't stop beeping and no amount of fiddling with the height of the sensors will stop it.

It seems the pump in the RO does not stop in time and so goes above the sensors so it starts beeping instead of cutting out. If left the beeps finally go off when the tank water evaporates to below the sensor and then the ATO fills up again.....followed by MORE beeping etc etc. It's driving me insane. The return from the ATO goes directly into the return section of the sump where the sensors are so I cannot understand why this is happening. Any answers would be so appreciated. Many thanks.

Whilst here can anyone tell me what a calcium reactor does exactly. I have a TMC 1000 Pro skimmer, media reactor, UV steriliser, Ozone generator, 2x Hydra HD26, TMC 6000 return pump. I'm so wanting to simplify cleaning filter socks every day, TBH the whole thing is getting me down. I have been told that the Triton method is far simpler and less maintenance required. What is the opinion here?
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ReefBase Lounge / Equipment
« Last post by Guyhives@yahoo.co.uk on Today at 7:43:16 am »
Hi there, I have a Redsea Reefer 250 and have just set up a TMC ATO.

I used to keep marine fish 30 years ago and dived back in recently (6 months ago) only to find that the equipment and needs required seem to have multiplied tenfold!

I have a TMC 1000 Pro skimmer, 6000 return pump, media reactor, UV steriliser, Ozone generator, 2x Hydra HD26 and have just set up the ATO and AC reactor.

Generally I'm so wanting to simplify cleaning filter socks every day, TBH the whole thing is getting me down in terms of maintenance and water tests etc. I was/am so excited to achieve anything like what you guys seem to achieve but do you all spend as much time as this (1-2 hours a day)?

My question is is there a simpler solution (apart from giving up) to keeping a low maintenance marine tank?

Would a calcium reactor help keep parameters more stable?

My tank/sump seems to evaporate water like there's no tomorrow.

I have been told that the Triton method is far simpler with chaeto and fuge and less maintenance required. Can anyone enlighten me here?

I really don't want to throw it all in as I do enjoy it at times but the above is all just getting to me and I am not finding many moments to just sit back and watch/admire.

Thanks again.
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ReefBase Lounge / System queriy
« Last post by Guyhives@yahoo.co.uk on Today at 7:39:50 am »
Hi there, I have a Redsea Reefer 250 and have just set up a TMC ATO.

I used to keep marine fish 30 years ago and dived back in recently (6 months ago) only to find that the equipment and needs required seem to have multiplied tenfold!

I have a TMC 1000 Pro skimmer, 6000 return pump, media reactor, UV steriliser, Ozone generator, 2x Hydra HD26 and have just set up the ATO and AC reactor.

Generally I'm so wanting to simplify cleaning filter socks every day, TBH the whole thing is getting me down in terms of maintenance and water tests etc. I was/am so excited to achieve anything like what you guys seem to achieve but do you all spend as much time as this (1-2 hours a day)?

My question is is there a simpler solution (apart from giving up) to keeping a low maintenance marine tank?

Would a calcium reactor help keep parameters more stable?

My tank/sump seems to evaporate water like there's no tomorrow.

I have been told that the Triton method is far simpler with chaeto and fuge and less maintenance required. Can anyone enlighten me here?

I really don't want to throw it all in as I do enjoy it at times but the above is all just getting to me and I am not finding many moments to just sit back and watch/admire.

Thanks again.
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General Reef Discussions / Re: What have you done to your tank today???
« Last post by A1 on Jan 25, 2020 9:08:38 pm »
Makes you wonder if it’s the same salt just packaged differently - Controversial

I’ve started using Iquatics salt - a lot cheaper just as good in my opinion


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Members Tanks / Re: My Evo 13.5.
« Last post by ajm83 on Jan 25, 2020 6:58:02 pm »
Ok 2 Nassarius sound good to start with then.


Yeah I was thinking of just putting the Fish in without QT as I’m only gonna get this one for a little time.
I asked at my LFS and they keep their Salinity low at 1.018 and from what I’ve been reading you should acclimatise pretty slowly from that sort of Salinity but that brings problems with Ammonia build up in the bags.
So what I’m going to do now is set up a small QT to match the LFS Salinity and get the Fish in there, then bring up the Salinity to match my DT over about a week and also observe the Fish to make sure it’s looking good and doing well, then if all’s good put it in the DT.


Cheers Reefer!

Yeah, that is annoying.  Good plan to match your QT to their params. .😎
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Members Tanks / Re: New nano reef tank
« Last post by Reefermad on Jan 25, 2020 5:50:59 pm »
Thanks for the kind words guys, I'd like to take credit for how good they're doing but I honestly believe this wee evo is fool proof, I absolutely love this tank, it's taught me a lot and given me the confidence to go big when I do have the space
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Members Tanks / Re: My Evo 13.5.
« Last post by Reefermad on Jan 25, 2020 5:49:09 pm »
Yeah I'd say 2 nassarius snails are definitely worth having, I have 2 of those, 2 hermit crabs a cleaner shrimp and I just got 2 turbo snails yesterday although I added my first 2 turbos too soon and they died not having enough algae to eat so I'd wait before adding those, that's strange to hear a lfs running tanks with that low salinity, I've heard 1.022 for fish only set ups and 1.026-1.027 with corals so id have thought they would have done 1.027 aswell, I'd imagine everyone buying from that lfs must find it a pain to acclimate to their tanks, what I'd maybe do is lower your tanks salinity to about 1.022 acclimate your first fish into that and let evaporation raise your salinity and don't top up if you can or use saltwater and that will raise it slowly over a few days, I'm interested to see what others think about that, I'd be querying a shop with that low salinity though it seems to me their trying to cheap out on salt and not thought about their customers having to try and put a fish into a 1.027 tank
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