April 2013
Tue
30
Measured pH at 8.2 pH
Measured Ammonia at 0.00 ppm
Measured Nitrate at 0.00 ppm
Measured Nitrite at 0.00 ppm
Measured Salinity at 1.025 SG
Measured Temperature at 78 F
Measured Calcium at 430 ppm
Measured Alkalinity at 6.9 dKH
Measured Magnesium at 1320 ppm
Tried an Eheim Compact 5000 pump for my return but its a bit too powerful for the overflow. Looks like I'll need to upgrade the overflow first.
Added a phosphate reactor (10" ro filter housing with 1/2" hose tails, has refillable cartridge inside). Put in some Ecophos. Does the job nicely!
Installed Ecosystem Aquarium Eco Phos
Media by API
 
Installed Phosphate reactor (10" filter housing with refillable cartridge)
Reactor by AquaC
 
Installed Rowa Carbon
Media by API
 
Mon
22
Clean skimmer cup
Fri
19
Managed to pick up 3 x 5ltr breakfast cereal storage containers for £6 from Asda (Walmart) today. Ideal for dosing containers. Just need to get some 1/4" ro bulkhead fitting to fix on the top.
Reefing can be as high or low tech as you want to make it. What gets me is that as soon as a piece of equipment is classed as being for marine aquariums there's a premium price put on it.
Next on my shopping list is a 3 channel dosing unit. Might as well save some money along the way lol.
Changed 25 Liters of water
  6.7%
Thu
18
Refugium lighting
Adjusted the pendant lamp above the refugium. Safer and more secure now :)
Wed
17
d2mini ‐ Beautiful. I love these. I've had one for a couple years and it's been through two tank moves and he has NEVER left the rock he is on... hasn't moved one inch even!
scottishreefer ‐ I also had a beautiful fluorescent green one on the same rock until it decided to go walkabout recently. It got caught up in my elegance coral before I realised, but it was too late. The elegance coral closed up a little for a day or two but the mini maxi was mush and didn't survive. Pretty nasty sting on those cats!
d2mini ‐ Oh man, good to know about Elegance. I just added my first one this past week! :)
scottishreefer ‐ Just make sure it has plenty room around it. Mine has doubled in size in past 18 months. Don't get me wrong, it's a lovely coral but just be aware that its pretty aggressive in coral terms. I've also lost a few snails to it. Too much like coincidence when you find the empty shells next to it.
dtum ‐ Nice and hairy, looks like it is doing superb.
scottishreefer ‐ It started off as a small piece with just 7 heads when I got it about 4 years ago. I had it in my previous tank but it has grown somewhat since then. It has about 50 head now and I don't target feed them. It catches plenty food when I feed my fish, whether its flake or frozen.
utopianreef ‐ Amazing photo and the Duncan's clearly look in great health. Well done.
scottishreefer ‐ Thanks!
Measured Temperature at 25.5 C
utopianreef ‐ Fantastic looking tank clearly must give you a great deal of pleasure.
scottishreefer ‐ Thanks! I do enjoy it but its a work in progress. You know how it is....we are never totally happy with it, there's always something.
Measured Alkalinity at 7.4 dKH
Measured Magnesium at 1350 ppm
Measured Nitrite at 0.00 ppm
Measured Calcium at 440 ppm
Measured Nitrate at 0.00 ppm
Measured pH at 8.1 pH
Measured Ammonia at 0.00 ppm
Measured Salinity at 1.025 SG
Installed Salifert Nitrite Test Kit
TestKit by Aqua One
 
Installed Salifert Magnesium (Mg) Test kit
TestKit by Aqua One
 
Installed Salifert Ammonia Test Kit
TestKit by Aqua One
 
Installed Salifert Nitrate (NO3) Test kit
TestKit by Aqua One
 
Installed Salifert Calcium (Ca) Test kit
TestKit by Aqua One
 
Installed Salifert pH Test Kit
TestKit by Aqua One
 
Installed Salifert Alkalinity (KH) Test kit
TestKit by Aqua One
 
Sat
13
Installed 85w 6500k cfl Daylight lamp
Bulb
 
March 2013
Mon
25
Added Lawnmower Blenny