I totally hear you MUZ. Unfortunately I can't say exactly what he's done.
As far as I know he did no water tests and kept no record of activities concerning the tank etc.
I think he expected he could just throw things in and it would work. He didn't pay much attention to the tank as far as I...
Well...I'm sure its a combination of overstocking and lack of filtration!
He was trying to create a reef tank without a sump or skimmer. He just had a small overflow built into the tank which ran over alittle sand bed then over to a return chamber where it was pumped back into the tank. He had...
Wonder if anyone can help with any info/reasons on the following happenings:
My brother-in-law has a small marine tank 3foot x 1foot x 2foot.
Up to date it would have been running for 6months.
Its very basic with no real significant filtration or sump.
About a month ago, his tank...
Please can someone help me in determining if the following Water purification unit would supply pure enough water to use for water topups and also as water changes mixed with salt?
PPF (sediment filter, removal of sand silt, dirt and rust particles)
UDF (Reduction of odour...
Its a blue devil damsel and two clowns. Also a hermit crab.
Alot of the stuff i started my tank with, ie live rock and water came from an 8year old marine tank someone didn't want anymore. Would this make a difference?
I've been using Salifert test kits and the Nitrate, Nitrite and...
Thanks guys for the advise thus far. Looks like the LFS hasn't been providing me with the best info!
You guys have been so helpful, because I've just been going on the LFS advise thinking they know best. Most likely just wanna make a sale!
What would you recommend then moving forward!?
I do have a sump.
You can see some pics at New tank setup - Marine Aquariums of South Africa
Only changes to these pics is the rearrangement of the rock in the display tank and an addition of another power head.
You can get an idea of the setup though.
Someone said to me I shouldn't do to many water changes while my tank is maturing? could I start with 10% weekly changes now after 6weeks?
Also, regarding the water change, is it better to change with NSW or mixed SW?
Does the mix have the trace elements needed?