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  • in reply to: Clowns, Clowns And More Clowns #6601
    mean.pauline
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    Love it when people go that bit further by putting the time and effort into rearing clowns, well done mate 🙂

    in reply to: Does my toadstool look big in this #6600
    mean.pauline
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    My son wants me to keep the nano and make him a star wars tank mixed with Lego which is his 2 obsessions xx

    in reply to: GHL Owners Club #6599
    mean.pauline
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    Thanks mate, the numbers were for my son when he tank sat for my holiday :laugh:, that was last June, I’m on 6 drops of everything now.

    i have a few in standby :laugh:

    in reply to: Simple, Affordable guide to Dosing your reef tank #6598
    mean.pauline
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    I’ve run 3 softie tanks without dosing, each one over 5 years. No point publishing a guide if it is factually incorrect.
    This is taken from Randy Holmes Farley Dosing Guide.

    Soft Corals: This includes zoanthids, xenia, star polyps, leathers, mushrooms, and all non-skeletal growing coral. Some even place anemone in this category, but they are technically not corals. Most people that keep softies only rely solely on water changes for their elements and skip out on dosing. In most cases this is perfectly fine considering the growth rates of most of these corals. Keeping them slower is sometimes a good thing, especially with things like pulsing xenia that can easily overpower a reef in no time at all. Some people recommend dosing strontium or iodide, but the most successful way of dosing a softie tank is simply doing weekly 10% water changes. If you feel your reef is not growing then you will need to buy various tests until you find what parameters are actually out of whack and dose accordingly.

    in reply to: How to get waspfish to eat frozen mysis? #6597
    mean.pauline
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    Thanks. I am going to pick them up next monday.

    in reply to: THE ITCH I JUST CANT EVER SEEM TO SCRATCH #6596
    mean.pauline
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    Nice one Ian – coming along nicely!

    This is similar size to my eventual in wall upgrade I’m planning on doing, so looking forward to seeing how yours progresses

    in reply to: The money pit……. just got deeper! #6595
    mean.pauline
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    Thanks for the replies guys, so this morning I made a quick mock up of the tank size, which I snook out to 1800×800 :devil:
    But it does look big, I’ll see What the gaffer thinks when she gets back :shutup:

    in reply to: Here we go again with a D-D 1200 #6594
    mean.pauline
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    Time for an update, not a good one either.
    I went on holiday for a fortnight and came back to a major cyno outbreak. So out comes the siphon and several water changes and I’m slowly getting to grips with it.
    Takes a sample of water over for a test to find low Alk, high phos and nitrates.
    Gets home sets up the doser and starts dosing Alk and nopox. The nopox is great within a week I had halfed the phos and nitrates and my Alk had come back up to just over 6, was at 5.1 on the test.
    A lot of my lps were sulking, mainly my torches and a couple of acans, upon further inspection I noticed something on them, flatworms not the little red ones but white ones about 10mm long. Got out the Rx pro mixed it up and started dipping the torches and a couple of the acans. Must of removed a couple of hundred of the things. Was talking to my lfs and he recommended putting a wrasse in,so I bought a white bellied one to eat the worms, will wait and see if that works.
    And to add the cherry to the top of my problems I am covered in Aips for some reason, haven’t added any coral for ages, the only thing added was a piece of reef rock from a shop, starting to think this was previously used and then put up for sale. So again with the advise of my Lfs I’ve added 2 peppermint shrimps, but having a real good look around my tank I have a bigger Aip problem than first thought. So much so I’m thinking of ripping it apart now.

    But on a good note, must always end on a positive, I have managed to swap my Xf250 for a 230 on here with the help of @grey2864 thanks bud.

    in reply to: A tiny cube (almost) RSR170 #6593
    mean.pauline
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    Beach bum monti and clam looking spectacular mate if my reefer was going id snap up that clam in no time at all.

    in reply to: DIY rock scape #6592
    mean.pauline
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    I know that is a downside bit as I am still building the tank it will take me the time of curing the rock to finish off all the other bits and Bob’s! On the pus side you can have any size or shape or style you want.

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