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Old 11-30-2017, 01:48 PM   #161
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I have been thinking and I think I want to add another powerhead or 2 to the back wall of my tank.

Does anyone know of any small, reliable and reasonably priced power heads?

I have had a quick look and was thinking about the Eheim StreamON 1800.
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Old 11-30-2017, 03:14 PM   #162
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Iíve been using the Jaebos in my tanks and they work pretty well. Fully adjustable and most come with a controller I believe
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Old 11-30-2017, 04:49 PM   #163
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Jabao pp4 is a sweet little deal
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Old 12-01-2017, 06:41 AM   #164
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Thanks. They do look pretty good for the price they are. Kinda wish I got them to begin with rather than my hydors
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Old 12-01-2017, 06:51 AM   #165
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Thanks. They do look pretty good for the price they are. Kinda wish I got them to begin with rather than my hydors
Hey me too.. I have $150 worth of hydor about to go in a box...
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Old 12-01-2017, 12:17 PM   #166
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So today is the end of the 72hr blackout period. I just had look and the dinos are still there. The only difference is that there is less bubbles over it than before.

Is this normal? Should I start adding the Dino x now or give it another couple of days and try another 72hr blackout?
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Treat the system and see what happens.
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Old 12-01-2017, 04:53 PM   #168
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Get them while they're weak?? I. Not sure what side effects the dino x may cause?? Have you looked it up?
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Old 12-02-2017, 01:08 PM   #169
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I had a quick look at a few videos and it seems to do the trick.

I am just having a nightmare at the mo.

I was about to empty the tank and start again as I also have a flatworm outbreak but this is the last resort. I lost all 5 of my Fish due to the clownfish fighting and stressing out the other Fish. Things just havenít went my way which I wouldnít mind if I got lazy with the tank but I didnít. I was doing all maintenance and weekly pwcís.

Iím hoping this works because I am beginning to loose faith a bit. My frags are still fighting but they have seen better days.

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Old 12-14-2017, 02:24 PM   #170
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Little update. I have been treating with the Dino x for a couple of weeks now. Along with manual removal I have managed to shift quite a bit.

There still seems to be little bubbles appearing on my LR though . I think I am going to keep dosing for the 10 treatments which is the companyís recommended max amount.

I also removed all the ceramic pieces in my tank and bought more rock. I added some more sand so I will also expect a diatom bloom at some point.

Glad the tank is looking better but Iím still not confident that this will be the end of the dinos
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Old 12-14-2017, 02:25 PM   #171
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Also I lost my first frag. The pulsing Xenia took the bullet even though it looked the strongest after the blackout
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Things like xenia can be very sensitive to alkalinity swings. They either flourish or wither away in people's tanks. IMO not as hardy as people say.
With that said, continue to follow the instructions. The continued addition of actual live rock will also be beneficial. Blow out any of the bubbles and junk that you can during water changes.
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Things like xenia can be very sensitive to alkalinity swings. They either flourish or wither away in people's tanks. IMO not as hardy as people say.
With that said, continue to follow the instructions. The continued addition of actual live rock will also be beneficial. Blow out any of the bubbles and junk that you can during water changes.


Yeah it was looking pretty health and doing fine before all this. With the way people speak about them itís maybe not such a bad thing that itís gone.

Yeah well I have been scraping off junk and catching it in a net. Iím not allowed to do water changes when using this Dino x. First one will be just b4 Christmas. I think I will do a 20%-30% then and just scrub and syphon at the same time.

Skinner is going crazy after adding the new rock and sand
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Old 12-16-2017, 11:56 AM   #174
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Thinking about starting a reef tank again

Still having an issue with my skimmer. Itís just overflowing all the time. Iíve tried raising it but itís still just overflowing.

Itís currently draining into a bucket. Any suggestions on how to get it to stop?
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Might be from the Dino x. Just turn it off til done with treatment.
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Old 12-18-2017, 12:26 PM   #176
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Thinking about starting a reef tank again

Tomorrow is the last treatment of the Dino x. I have left all the rock and sand for a couple of days and there is some signs of brown algae on the sand but I think this might be the start of the diatom bloom from adding the new sand.

I will give the sand a good vacuum and rocks a good scrub on Wednesday and put my light schedule back to normal and hopefully that will help my coral out.

On the plus side I have seen less flatworms so not sure if the dinos were killing them off but Iím still going to treat with FWE just to be sure. I will probably do that at the weekend when I have a bit more time.

If all goes well I hope to add a pair of clowns at the end of next month so fingers crossed.

I think I have decided not to QT my Fish as the daily water changes were nuts when it was summer and my RO water container has froze twice this month already! Hopefully I can get a pair of clowns rather than tryin to pair them.
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Old 12-22-2017, 02:04 PM   #177
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I want to buy a fluidised reactor to run carbon in as I have noticed that sometimes there is a tank smell in my living room.

Anyway I was looking at the D&D h2 ocean reactor. This comes with a pump. Does anyone else recommend another type of reactor?

Also I was thinking of also running something to remove phosphate. Can I alternate between the two or is it possible to run both in the same reactor? Donít want to buy 2 reactors because itís more money and the fact that I have ran out of sockets

Any input is appreciated
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http://www.swelluk.com/d-and-d-fluid...ctor-complete/

This is the one I have been looking at
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One shouldn't mix carbon and gfo. They require different tumbling speeds to be effective. I've never used the one you are mentioning as I've only used BRS or simply made one myself out of a pump, gate valve, and an empty bottle.
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Old 12-23-2017, 10:28 AM   #180
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Yeah Iíve seen the BRS ones mentioned on here a few times. Only problem is I canít seem to find a supplier in the U.K. ideally I would like a dual reactor to run both. Just donít know which one to buy as I have never run a reactor before.
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