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  1. Glad you decided o something and went for it, looks like a nice light and I'll anxiously await your review!
  2. Got the RODI results today http://lab.atiaquaristik.com/share/462f4d8089adc8d54767 Off to see why I am recommended to add fluor and does anyone know how to remove silica? They recommend silica absorber so I'm researching that too.
  3. Pictures if you think about it!
  4. To be honest I haven’t done one since October. Just been using additives to keep the big 3 where they needed. With my nitrates and phosphates where they are I figured why not stretch it to see what happened. I can see why this system will allow me to continue to do that since the trace elements will be good
  5. Looks super!
  6. Bummer. Hopefully they take care of you
  7. I got my first evaluation back today. First thoughts having had 5 whole minutes to look at and digest this are that I need to calibrate my salinity probe because it is a couple points off, I'm not terrible with my test kits as I had comparable numbers, I will do a couple water changes as suggested before beginning the dosing, and look for something coroding. The RODI test is still not complete. http://lab.atiaquaristik.com/share/14e9cb581f080692b468
  8. This is exactly my understanding to. I would not expect any of the reef safe options to completely eradicate it. That being said there are many systems out there where it is succesfully managed for long periods of time.
  9. An apex may do a lot more than you want or need, but the older versions can be had very inexpensively right now. If you ever want to do more in the future you can always add to it. If you think you will want automatic alkalinity, calcium, and magnesium monitoring you can always upgrade to the latest version later, or if cash isn't the concern you could go that way now and just not use all the features it has.
  10. Let’s see those tanks! My 30 this week where I am planning on putting a lot of the zoas I’m getting at the expo!
  11. Could be a quite handy double check!
  12. IceCap Digital Pocket Tester measures salinity and temperature The IceCap Digital Pocket Tester is one of the newer pocket testers that use electric conductivity to more accurately measure the specific gravity and salinity of aquarium water for under $100. As we mentioned earlier, the new wave of devices that measure salility with electrical currrent are more accurate than digital refractometers. Just dip the pen in the water and within seconds, the salinity and temperature are measured and displayed the pen’s backlit LCD screen. The pen also features automatic temperature compensation. While there isn’t much information on this pen, looking at the specifications, we see it notes the range of specific gravity (1.000 ~ 1.041), PPT range (0-50), and PSU (practical salinity unit) range (0-60) and temperature from 32-176°F. This pen should allow you to toggle between SG and PPT and potentially even PSU to give you an even more accurate reading (and maybe for the average reefer, more convoluted reading). The IceCap pen retails for $79.99 and is available now. https://reefbuilders.com/2018/02/22/icecap-digital-pocket-tester-measures-salinity-and-temperature/
  13. Looks quite interesting, anyone thinking of giving it a go?
  14. Brightwell Aquatics Reef Blizzard Aquarium Foods 1SHARES 1 Reef Blizzard Reef Blizzard is a dry blended food for feeding everything in your tank. There are four packages based on particle size for, small polyp corals, large polyp corals, planktivorous fish, invertebrates, clams, sponges, bivalves, and octocorals. Corals are photosynthetic animals but that doesn’t mean they don’t like to eat! Feeding your corals once or twice a week is a great way to keep corals happy and healthy. Depending on the maturity of your tank, you can also choose to dose small amounts of food each day. The key is to not overfeed and check your parameters following feedings. For newer tanks and nano tanks feed less. There are different methods people use to feed corals. Some people like to mix a few dry and wet ingredients together and pour straight into the tank. We found this quick video from NanoBox reef mixing up some Reef Blizzard food with Reef Snow, MicroBac, and Coral Aminos. In less than two minutes the coral concoction is mixed and dosed to the thriving reef tank. NanoBox daily feeding regime BrightWell ReefSnow – Half Cap BrightWell Reef Blizzard – S – One spoon BrightWell Reef Blizzard – L – One spoon Brightwell MicroBac 7 – Half Cap Brightwell – Coral Amino – Full Dropper Tela Aquarium We also sent a box of Reef Blizzard to our friends at the Tela Marine Research Center. Tela uses target feeding as a way to avoid fish picking at the coral tissue. The corals which get feed the most are the LPS corals especially the big juicy Mussa angulosa coral, something we rarely see kept in aquariums. They have built a DIY funnel that covers the entire coral colony and feed once or twice a week. They mix four spoons of Reef Blizzard L into some saltwater and pour the mix down the top of the funnel. The food falls like snow on to the coral which begins secreting a mucus to trap the food particles and shuttle it towards the mouth. If you’re new to coral feeding just remember not to overdo it! After that you can decide to target feed or broadcast the food around the tank. Look for Reef Blizzard foods wherever Brightwell products are sold. Reef Blizzard – S For feeding Small and Medium-Polyp Stony Corals Reef Blizzard – L For feeding Large-Polyp Stony Corals, Planktivorous Fishes, and Motile Marine Invertebrates Reef Blizzard – O For feeding Soft Corals, Bivalves, Sponges, Tunicates, Crinoids, and Polychaete Worms Reef Blizzard – A Planktonic blend for feeding Anemones and Planktivorous Fishes. https://reefbuilders.com/2018/02/22/brightwell-aquatics-reef-blizzard-aquarium-foods/
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