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Old 25-06-2009, 12:33 AM   #71
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Day 24 of cycling.
Update the water parameters today:
PH: 8.3
KH: 7 dkh (Weekly dosage of 2.5 teaspoon of KH buffer still unable to bring the KH value maintain at 10dkh weekly. Any advise?)
Ammonia: 0 ppm
Nitrite: 0 ppm
Nitrate: remained 20 ppm
sg: 1.019 (refractometer)
Ca: 320 mg/l

Also introduce a chiller which set to 28C, and a 9W UV.
Thinking of DIY a algae scrubber to reduce the nitrate. Is it a good approach?
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Old 25-06-2009, 10:38 AM   #72
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Day 24 of cycling.
Update the water parameters today:
PH: 8.3
KH: 7 dkh (Weekly dosage of 2.5 teaspoon of KH buffer still unable to bring the KH value maintain at 10dkh weekly. Any advise?)
Ammonia: 0 ppm
Nitrite: 0 ppm
Nitrate: remained 20 ppm
sg: 1.019 (refractometer)
Ca: 320 mg/l

Also introduce a chiller which set to 28C, and a 9W UV.
Thinking of DIY a algae scrubber to reduce the nitrate. Is it a good approach?


hahaha not bad bro think actually ur system has stabled best to wait a while of cuz ur sand already change colour at the bottom le hahaha
algae scrubber quite okie but maybe u could make a refugium to store ur cheato mangrove and stuff but as for which one works the best I am not sure hahaha
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Old 25-06-2009, 11:42 AM   #73
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im amazed! it's a shame i looked up this thread so late. that's a brilliant job u have there bro. love to see more of these!
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Old 25-06-2009, 12:08 PM   #74
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Day 24 of cycling.
Update the water parameters today:
PH: 8.3
KH: 7 dkh (Weekly dosage of 2.5 teaspoon of KH buffer still unable to bring the KH value maintain at 10dkh weekly. Any advise?)
Ammonia: 0 ppm
Nitrite: 0 ppm
Nitrate: remained 20 ppm
sg: 1.019 (refractometer)
Ca: 320 mg/l

Also introduce a chiller which set to 28C, and a 9W UV.
Thinking of DIY a algae scrubber to reduce the nitrate. Is it a good approach?
Algae scrubber is a good idea if u have space between yur sump and tank bottom (if u r thinking of a smaller scrubber screen on top of one of yur sump compartment) whereas refugium will need slightly more space unless u r talking about an independent scrubber..... if successful, scrubber is an excellent method for water management...
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Old 26-06-2009, 01:46 AM   #75
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Still in progress of DIYing a algae scrubber. But space is really constraint.

Some flea/bugs was observed today. Small little tiny white dot pest around the sump and main tank.
They should be harmful right?
Also some brownish algae on sandbed. What should i do?
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Old 26-06-2009, 11:35 AM   #76
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Still in progress of DIYing a algae scrubber. But space is really constraint.

Some flea/bugs was observed today. Small little tiny white dot pest around the sump and main tank.
They should be harmful right?
Also some brownish algae on sandbed. What should i do?
I believe the bugs are pods... good fish food , in fact I cultivate them in my main tank's refugium and transfer (via LRs) to my nano tanks to feed my mandarins....

As for algae, I believe some fish/invertebrates can be introduced to solve the problems, perhaps other reefers can recommend... for me since I keep large fish (so I can't keep small algae eating fish) I gotta clean it periodically (using sand cleaning siphon).. anyway when yur system is matured and nitrate is kept low the problem will decrease/cease...
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Old 27-06-2009, 06:27 PM   #77
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Still in progress of DIYing a algae scrubber. But space is really constraint.

Some flea/bugs was observed today. Small little tiny white dot pest around the sump and main tank.
They should be harmful right?
Also some brownish algae on sandbed. What should i do?
hmm since urs is such a cycled tank algae like this shouldnt pop out
futher more is brownish I think is diatoms go get urself a sea hare it will take care of it
in the mean time buy a wave maker to allow more circulation
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Old 27-06-2009, 07:45 PM   #78
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Hi TS,

You just made me very very itchy to start a marine tank after >20yrs in freshwater......

Well done.
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Old 27-06-2009, 10:39 PM   #79
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Impressive setup...thump up..hahaa remind of my past marine tank...
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Old 28-06-2009, 12:25 AM   #80
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hi ts,

you just made me very very itchy to start a marine tank after >20yrs in freshwater......

Well done.
jdi!!!!!!!!
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