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Old 01-14-2012, 04:00 PM   #11
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Old 01-14-2012, 04:04 PM   #12
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Old 01-14-2012, 04:16 PM   #13
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Woo woo woo, I hear the tang police coming!
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:48 AM   #14
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New Phosban Reactor 150 running 200ml NPX Bioplastics.

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Still deciding which protein skimmer I want to buy. It's down to the AquaC Remora or Reef Octopus BH1000. Both cost around $200. I want to have one or the other installed within the next 3 weeks or so.

Any opinions on this equipment is appreciated.
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Old 01-31-2012, 04:03 PM   #15
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Phosban reactor and bio pellets caused a major bacteria bloom (which I posted a different thread for), that lasted about 5 days. Luckily the only casualty was my sand-sifting sea star, and all the other fish and corals are fine.

Now the water is back to being clear, and I've learned that when adding NPX Bioplastics in a reactor, add a little bit at a time and work up to the amount you want to run slowly. I've also found that my clownfish have decided that my presence is no longer something they need to hide from all the time (a welcome change).

But the biggest development is the changes in my water quality with the reactor running: undetectable levels of nitrate (we'll see if it lasts or if it's just a side effect of all the bacteria that was in the tank for the past week). If it can keep my nitrate down to super low levels I'll be able to cut back on water changes in a big way.

I've also decided to order a Reef Octopus BH1000 h.o.b. protein skimmer this week. Hopefully I'll have it on the tank next week, and working with my new reactor to keep my water pristine. I'll definitely post updates.
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:19 PM   #16
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Protein skimmer has been ordered! Next Monday my tank finally gets the filtration it deserves (and then some).
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:55 PM   #17
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Found 3 new coral frags today. Anyone know what the bright yellow one is called? The others are a GSP frag and a green montipora frag.
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Appears to be a goniopora - maybe mellow yellow?
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:21 PM   #19
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I think you're right. I love the stuff! It's so much brighter than anything else in my tank!
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Old 02-06-2012, 01:50 PM   #20
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My Reef Octopus BH1000 Protein Skimmer is supposed to arrive today. Iíll post some pics while Iím setting it up.
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