Water Polishing............

Discussion in 'Water Parameters and Additives' started by Geordie, 22 Feb 2008.

  1. Geordie

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    Apart for the good old skimmer ........

    What do you use or do to give your tankwater its ultimate polished finish so many strive for?

     
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    Oh thank sean now i understand

    thanks
     
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    How do you find the use of ozone......... did you notice a great difference?

    I've also added 200 micron filter bags to the outflow of the skimmer. Really fine filtering and catches the bigger particles the skimmer missed

    TMC: Mechanical Bag Filters

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    Looks interesting, but doesn't this start cleaning the water too much ?
     
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    No mate, I find it doesn't.
    It would be a different story if it was placed on tank return to the sump and fuge but due to the skimmer being pump fed from the sump it only filters the return from the skimmer into the sump area
     
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    I came up with an idea to rid me dsb of micro bubbles.....and it works a treat.


    Get a tupperware(plastic biscuit box) and cut a hole in the lid the same size as your return pipe. Also add a 1" breather hole to the lid.

    Fit it lid first just above the waterline and drill a holestraight through the return pipe to allow a plastic dowel to slide completely through holding your lid in place and to stop it dropping off.

    Next take the box itself and drill heaps of 1" holes in the bottom.

    Fill the box with filterfloss and install the box which will now have its rim just above the waterline

    [​IMG]
     
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    OK I see what you say, my skimmer is external so all my return goes through the skimmer first. So no organisms would have any chance. Got to get though the skimmer then the filters. :(
     
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    Yes, quite an improvement - you won't believe the clarity of the water :thumbup:

    I'm only using a small ozoniser, and have it hooked up to a controller which is only set at 380mV, so the ozoniser only switches on for short periods during the day.

    Hennie
     
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    vodka.from my experience,more clear water,darker skimmate and better colours in SPS corals
     
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    Filter cloth washed each night. Or every three days when I am out for the week.
     
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    i should have added,if you decide to head down this route,please do enough research before going ahead :)
     
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    I'll 2nd that, be careful or you WILL hurt your system
     
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    or maybe kill your system
     
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    Cheers for that......... I was thinking of the Ozone route lately, still looking into it.
     
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