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Members Tanks / Re: Andy's 85L Nano
« Last post by ajm83 on Today at 12:22:19 pm »
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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Members Tanks / Re: Andy's 85L Nano
« Last post by ajm83 on Today at 12:12:36 pm »
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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Members Tanks / Re: Andy's 85L Nano
« Last post by fr499y on Today at 12:02:35 pm »
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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Members Tanks / Re: Andy's 85L Nano
« Last post by ajm83 on Today at 11:23:00 am »
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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Members Tanks / Re: GlennF's DSR tank
« Last post by glennf on Today at 6:40:36 am »

Some closeup pictures from my EZ550reef


happy DSR reefer

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Introductions / Re: Hello! Looking for some advice
« Last post by zollybosher on Dec 10, 2018 8:09:30 pm »
I wouldn't bother. All the research I did said you need a commercial grade UV and it has to be run at the correct speed to work. That's not realistic for home aquariums. Ozone is a better solution, but dangerous (so read up first), or simply QT them, and prophylactically treat them.

Have to agree I bought a second hand 7w UV and ran it till the bulb went out  overnight . I couldn’t get a replacement  so left it amd tbh it hasn’t made the slightest difference to my tank. In fact my tank is probably better than it was and the fish haven’t  noticed  ( which is the primary reason for having the one)

I would save your money and don’t bother  with any. Use your money for a small second hand tank set it up bare with some live rock and run as. QT tank just in case. Can also double up as a QT for corals providing you have decent lighting
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Introductions / Re: New to Reefbase
« Last post by ajm83 on Dec 10, 2018 7:20:38 pm »
Hi @jayk1e welcome to ReefBase  8D
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Introductions / Re: New to Reefbase
« Last post by jayk1e on Dec 10, 2018 6:09:35 pm »
Thanks , its a bit cramped with the curve 5 and i think the top up chamber would be a waste of empty space, and space that can be put to much better use in the future

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Introductions / Re: New to Reefbase
« Last post by Danants on Dec 10, 2018 6:05:51 pm »
Hi Andrew, welcome back to the hobby.


I dont see any issue what so ever with your plan for the ATU via container..... that is exactly how i ran my RSM S250 for almost 2 years without any issues
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Introductions / New to Reefbase
« Last post by jayk1e on Dec 10, 2018 4:37:02 pm »
Hi my name is Andrew and i am coming back to reefing after an absence of around 15 years.I see there have been a whole host of changes to the hobby since i last kept livestock lol.   I have just bought the EA reefpro  600s cube and in the process of setting up.  In terms of filtration i have the bubble magus curve 5 and just built a D.I.Y algae reactor and probables add some marine pure along the way as using the usual chemical suspects to polish the water. Lighting in the way of t5's.
 I would like some advice about the sump, i am seriously considering removing the top-up section of the sump so it gives me more space for equipment, and using alternative top-ups by a 25l container. Any views on this would be gratefully appreciated, thanks.
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