- 11 Jul 2011
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Dichloromethane, I need to check that out!
Dichloromethane, I need to check that out!
Make Absolute sense! Been super busy between work and my wedding, i dont think i have posted a thread on my new tank yet, i upgraded in December 2018. Thats a great way to do things it brings the costs of upgrading down alot as i have personally done this many times in my reefing career. if you need help with the Director for the Hydra let me know you going to need WIFI or mobile hotspot its alittle difficult if you just using your phone a laptop makes things alot easier when connecting. on another very important note, the way you did the doser really brilliantHey Dane, it's been a while since I've seen you on MASA! I hope you're well buddy! Thanks a stack! I know the prime is great, and by the looks of things I am definitely overkilling my light option. My reason for going with a larger light (I am going to go with a hydra26) is that I will hopefully upscale in about a year or so to a larger cube tank. I am happy running it at low intensity now, but I'd rather have the light already once I go bigger. Does that make sense?
Thanks for the kind words about the tank. I really appreciate it. I only post pictures of the nice stuff though. I should do a post on all the things that have not worked out. Plenty of that
I loved your nano that you had, it was sad to see you shut it down. I was following that thread! Please start a new thread on your new tank, that would be great!Make Absolute sense! Been super busy between work and my wedding, i dont think i have posted a thread on my new tank yet, i upgraded in December 2018. Thats a great way to do things it brings the costs of upgrading down alot as i have personally done this many times in my reefing career. if you need help with the Director for the Hydra let me know you going to need WIFI or mobile hotspot its alittle difficult if you just using your phone a laptop makes things alot easier when connecting. on another very important note, the way you did the doser really brilliant
Just be carefull with the Pratley Putty. I know people use it but Pratley now a days have a disclaimer on the box that says its NOT save for aquatic use.Just as a side note, if you are ever needing glues that are reef safe and work well, here are my go to choices...
Tangit for pvc joins, or pvc to some types of plastic.
Locktite gel superglue. This is the best value for money superglue for most of the major brands. You get 20g for around 80 bucks. It is perfect consistency for work on wet rocks. I use it to glue rocks together and coral frags to rock or plugs.
Pratleys quickset putty. This stuff sets in ten minutes and cures in about an hour or so. Perfect for joining large rocks or frags. Works well with wet items. It is what I use when gel suoerflue is to weak. It will dry and cure under water no problems. The purple putty from...... Can't remember the name.... I think it's two little fishes? Is better, don't get me wrong, but cost four times the price at least.
2C.. My new best friend. It's like a superglue that you get to decide when it dries. Apply the glue to the surface, join what you need, and then once alll ready and lined up, give a brief spray of the glued area with the 2C spray hardener. It hardens in about 2 seconds. It will glue any plastic, pvc, fabric, mesh, acrylic, steel, wood, etc. It is extremely strong. If I use it on wood, it is at least as strong as wood glue. If I use it on acrylic it is as strong as magma bond. This stuff is amazing. The only issue is that I wouldn't use it on gluing corals, as the spray of catalyst will go on the corals, and I'm not so sure it'll be so great for them.
I have tried other brands of superglue, putty etc, but generally these are the cheapest and do the job well or the best. I hope you guys can use this info.
Thanks Dexter, I haven't paid attention to the packaging insert, or the writing on the back of the box. I have been using the Putty for years with no Ill effect on my livestock though. Maybe in larger quantities it becomes more poisonous?Just be carefull with the Pratley Putty. I know people use it but Pratley now a days have a disclaimer on the box that says its NOT save for aquatic use.
Nearly, I use 380 grams (10l water change).wow...
Is that the salt you use for a water change. I wish I were you. I'm using 7kg each time. No wonder I'm so far behind on my water change schedule...
So my dosing schedule is split up into the smallest doses possible to keep the parameters constant. I do 16ml of each component, split over 24 doses (hourly dose). I can see an obvious change in my corals, they are happy and growing nicely. I suspect I may have to up dosing when I get my hydra26 next week. I just can't wait to put it up. I am just scared of burning the corals now. I'll have to go slow and acclimate them properly.I've just done my weekly tests before the water change. My parameters are quite close to where I want them to be, so my dosing is basically dialed in. I've added 1ml per day extra of each element. I don't seem to have the problem of some elements being used up faster than the others, and the standard dosing ratio of 1 : 1 : 1 is suitable. I was worried about this initially when starting with AF, but it seems to be working well. My corals are happy and my best indicator is the Coraline algae, which is really growing well now. The coral colors have improved too. I am going to stick with this method, I am very happy.
So check at the progress here. One week transformation.So I was asked to adopt this sorry looking piece of Cualastrea on the weekend, so I've taken it in and given it a new home. It was basically dead when I got it, and I thought there was no tissue left, just bare skeleton. After getting home, I stuck the coral under my led unit and realized there was tissue, as it fluoresced green. The remaining tissue had retracted into the septa and weren't really visible.
In the week since it was put in the tank, the tissue has started to plump up and grow slightly. I'm hoping it'll pull through, because this variety is quite pretty. I'll update progress weekly and see if I can nurse it back to health
The one polyp looks like it'll just die off, but the other has responded nicely to my tank.