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Marine Invertebrates / Re: Shrimp compatibility
« Last post by Oxfordblue on Today at 9:59:53 am »
I've got one of each and have no problems with them, they stay pretty close together on the rocks.
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Introductions / Re: Adding new marine fish and CU crew
« Last post by Oxfordblue on Today at 9:50:10 am »
I would definitely add a few different snails and may be a couple of Hermits, they do a fantastic job of keeping everything clean. Loads of varieties of snails available who all do  different things!
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Chemistry / Re: Auto dosing systems
« Last post by ajm83 on Today at 9:31:32 am »
Andy, whats the problem with the Jebao, and what are you guys adding by default (minimum needed)?

Nothings wrong with it, it's inexpensive and does the job,  it's just the quality control is not very good (e.g. mine came from the factory with the dosing heads fitted the wrong way round and one of the buttons has to be pressed really hard to make it work).  Once the dosing heads are in the right way round it does work, you just have to keep on top of calibration. 

The minimum a Jebao can dose is 1ml, so if you want to dose smaller amounts you need to dilute your 2/3/4 part (or set it to only dose every 3 days or whatever).

I've only got a few frags in mine so I'm just dosing by hand at the moment.
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Chemistry / Re: Auto dosing systems
« Last post by mightyhatter on Today at 7:35:48 am »
Andy, whats the problem with the Jebao, and what are you guys adding by default (minimum needed)?

The Triton is a 4-part option which adds the majority of stuff the tank needs - you can then do a Triton Lab ICP test if you want which will advise on any of the more obscure deficiencies which you can add as required.

As far as dosing generally is concerned it is only needed if the system is naturally depleting what is there because something in the tank is using it. Fish largely couldn't care less about the benefits of dosing, similar with softies. LPS to an extent, but certainly SPS are the real targets for the dosing. Alk (kH) is the #1 thing dosed (but you only need to worry if you see a consistent daily drop in your levels). Calcium and Magnesium are the other more common dosing option (aside from anything used for nutrient control eg. NOPOX, Carbon, Vodka etc)
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Chemistry / Re: Auto dosing systems
« Last post by semiroundel on Today at 12:25:25 am »
I'm using Triton as well, with a Jebao DP4. Wouldn't recommend it but it does the job if you're on a budget.
Andy, whats the problem with the Jebao, and what are you guys adding by default (minimum needed)?
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Chemistry / Re: Auto dosing systems
« Last post by ajm83 on Sep 27, 2020 6:37:53 pm »
I'm using Triton as well, with a Jebao DP4. Wouldn't recommend it but it does the job if you're on a budget. 

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Chemistry / Re: Auto dosing systems
« Last post by mightyhatter on Sep 27, 2020 4:41:37 pm »
I have the Kamoer X4 doser and recently started using the Triton Core 7
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Chemistry / Auto dosing systems
« Last post by Morgs on Sep 27, 2020 4:17:29 pm »
What auto dosing systems are you using? Also what brand solution are you using. Thank you
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Filtration / Re: Fuge water movement
« Last post by semiroundel on Sep 27, 2020 10:53:01 am »
I could probably get away with a Maxijet 500 to limit current draw, especially as I may need this 750 for the GFO reactor.
I can look up SKU if anyone is interested in getting this pipework.
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Filtration / Fuge water movement
« Last post by semiroundel on Sep 27, 2020 10:51:14 am »
Hi all, some of you may know that I have a 'fuge and wanted to harvest some of the chaeto to give to a forum member, unfortunately I found that  because of small water movement within the 'fuge, some of the chaeto has stagnated and started to die off.
If you look at the photos, you'll see that water from weir enters via a Fluval sock in one corner, and goes directly across to the return pump via filter floss chamber.
The chaeto in the near corner gets virtually no water movement, and has stagnated (probably allowing die-off to rot etc...)
I bought this clear pipe arrrangement that's on the Maxijet pump on banggood site thinking it would be good as a spray bar for the ATS I'm building, but like an idiot I didn't check the size of it, no problem, it can be pressed into service on one side of the sump angled upwards at 45 deg to circulate the water in 'fuge like the BRS videos show it to do.
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