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Beginners Questions / Re: Blue Damsel
« Last post by Paddone on Today at 3:26:31 pm »
Damsels dig. If it’s digging by rockwork it is trying to find a spot to sleep/hide. If it does it over and over in lots of spots it will probably eventually settle in one and only maintain one hiding hole.

Colour change is a stress response to try and blend in to hide.

I would say the change in enviroment caused some stress. It will probably acclimatise in the next day or two and go back to normal.
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Beginners Questions / Re: Inherited a tank, need help!
« Last post by Mike on Today at 1:07:23 pm »
In Manchester it was always typically around 50ppm TDS.  :D
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Beginners Questions / Blue Damsel
« Last post by ifor1966 on Today at 9:46:35 am »
Very new to marine aquarium. Tank has been setup for approx. 10 weeks and doing everything very slowly so only have 4 fish 3 x clowns (2 are very small) and 1 x Neon blue damsel.
Small water change on Saturday, cleaned glass and added a blue backing to the tank. Ever since this the damsel has been acting differently. It is digging holes in the sand, swimming back and forth a lot more and faster than before and lastly it changes colour and almost blends with the backing then within a few seconds it is back to a bright neon blue. It goes almost grey for a short time.

Anything to worry about or is this normal behaviour?

Cheers
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Beginners Questions / Re: RO unit advise
« Last post by Gav on Today at 8:06:08 am »
Hi Daniel , that's quite a normal time scale to fill container , to speed this up adding more RO membranes at higher GPD would give more water , some (on water meters etc) add another membrane on the waste to take more RO water from the waste as to not draw off more water from the mains .
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Members Tanks / Re: Paddy's first marine tank
« Last post by Asco1104 on Today at 7:25:56 am »
The branch’s will be tighter together on a porclapora and shorter than a stylo


Tim
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Members Tanks / Re: Paddy's first marine tank
« Last post by Paddone on Jul 15, 2018 11:53:16 pm »
Hi do you mean the green one at the highest point?

It’s hard to tell, it will be easier to tell as it gets bigger.


Tim

Hi Tim, yes it’s the green one at the top. What is the difference as they grow out? Just so I can keep an eye out.
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Members Tanks / Re: Paddy's first marine tank
« Last post by Asco1104 on Jul 15, 2018 10:43:41 pm »
Hi do you mean the green one at the highest point?

It’s hard to tell, it will be easier to tell as it gets bigger.


Tim
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Beginners Questions / Re: Recommend a good quality skimmer 300ltrs
« Last post by Paddone on Jul 15, 2018 9:08:29 pm »
I only suggest it could be. I was getting consistently low nitrate and phosphate in water tests but I was still getting nuisance algae. Algae was growing on settled detritus.

I changed my powerheads positioning to create a gyre pattern in the tank where one powerhead blows water returning from the filter diagonally across the tank and down. The other power head on the opposite side of the tank pushes water up (causing agitation) and returning it to the weir at speed.

I have had less algae because more detritus stays suspended and taken to the weir.
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Beginners Questions / Re: Recommend a good quality skimmer 300ltrs
« Last post by zollybosher on Jul 15, 2018 8:39:43 pm »
What do you mean when you say it’s leaving a lot behind?

If there is detritus in the display tank it has probably settled before being pushed down the weir and into your filtration. I would suggest it could be down to flow not suspending the detritus long enough to take it to your sump rather than your skimmer.

I don’t quite understand your theory. My flow is via Vortech M1 it’s set to high volume  and provideds a lot off surface agitation

What you say makes sense in that the large particles algae that are scrapped off the tank settle on the sand they are not drawn into the intake which is at the very top of the column. Basically in and out are at the or almost at the top of the water line
I do run 2 RW 8 Power heads on random flow if I pit food in  whilst everything is still running the food in some areas suspends but gets eaten  quickly


Is their a recommendation as to what kind of flow or rate I need to help  - Thanks
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Members Tanks / Re: Adys final upgrade xl425 reefer
« Last post by Paddone on Jul 15, 2018 8:26:40 pm »
The reef specific iodine (bottled) is diluted so you can easily dose frequently without overdoing it, I do it 3x a week with continuum reef basis iodine.
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