Vleis's Dual Picos “Master Creation”. AKA Best Reefer in the world.

Discussion in 'Pico Tanks' started by Vleis Visagie, 8 Jan 2018.

  1. Christo

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    Ek het Jou Ook gesê Ek het vir Jou
     
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    Aweh Rubarb. Lekke ene neh!
     
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    Aweh likkewaan. Update time. Hows the corals doing?
     
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    Mmmmmmmmmmmmm Still so so. Really Contemplating a reboot. Something is just off since those power outages a few months ago. I know its long ago, but feel it is still has them coral stressed or sumthing..... Waterchanges every 3days should've sorted out what i want to sort out with carbon now?. Ahh well. Not gonna do something drastic, maybe just an 80% WC. LUL

    20L wc in a 30L tank.
     
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    Thinking that you're doing to many water changes. Nitrates and Phosphates probably -5ppm by now. That won't be good at all. Have you tested the levels lately. Maybe corals are starving. Maybe cut back on WC's and AF dosing for a while and see if you can get the tank back on track? Best of luck and hang in there!

    Ruba
     
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    That is the thing.
    No3 = 10ppm
    Po4 = 0.00>0.03ppm (was very difficult to see blue, still not sure if i did see blue)

    I was off AF for like 40-50days no diff

    Maybe it needs a fishy
     
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    or time to upgrade to that 900 or 1.2 shallow reef :m41:
     
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    Looking good Vleis!
     
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    So after a fee months of staring into PEG & Perspex rod, i decided to print me a bracket to keep my magrovw upright & not over shadowing the corals..

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    Looking good Vleis.
     
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    Vleis, you still skimmerless on these tanks? I take it that's due to you having no fish?
     
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    Hey bud, Still skimmerless yes... Even if i had fish im still gonna run skimmerless. I do WC every 3-4days & believe that will sort out any nutrient issues.
     
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    Cool - Thanks!
     
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    Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo LAZY REEFING issues... Heheheheh

    The last few weeks things havent been looking 100% in the tank & i just blamed it on power outages i had & some other stuff....

    I started the pico cuz i dnt want a high maintenance tank right now, life is way to busy right now ( playing PUBG:m87::m87: LOL).

    I was doing 15% WC every 3 days & hoped that will keep everything in check, dammit they recommend doing 10% every week & i was way clear of that. I did every 3days to keep nutrients down.......

    Well Yesterday for the 1st time in 10/11 months my TURBANARIA asked my very nicely to test water, she flashed me with some white skin, but i like purple more... So yeah something not leke....

    Mg - 1320
    Ca - 440
    Testing went well till i came to DKH :m20::m24:

    DKH = 5.6.. Reading might be lower as i was confused by all the shades of pink (what is considered BRIGHT pink)

    So i am gonna start a new experiment that i have been thinking about this week... 500ml WC every day which accounts for 1.666666666666667 % of my water volume & i will do a BIG 50% every month for nutrients if need be (internet called me out & said its not efficient for nutrient export to do 1% everyday)

    Im gonna do 10% WC everyday till my DKH is up & then the experiment will start.

    Ill have a 20l bucket with premix salt & just scoop 500ml out everyday, dnt worry ill check sg in the bucket as well (evaporation will obviously occur there as well)

    THANK YOU COME AGAIN
     
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    Total wast of time, get dKh from @Christo and dose to get to the right level
     
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    Nothing is a waste of time. If i dnt do it, then i cant tell a diff reefer it doesnt help
     
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    Maybe worth having a look there too - maybe need some more poo to keep up with the wc's - zero po4 will be bad for mr turbanaria

    add fishy or coral food to raise that po4 will possibly also help bring that no3 down if thats what your trying to do with the wc's
     
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