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Post  matt27 on Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:38 am

sorry sounds stupid but this is for?
ok phosphate reactor so removes it but reason?
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Post  phantom on Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:10 pm

low phosphates in your system increase coral growth and
also high phosphate give you heaps of algae to deal with.
heres a write up to read if you want to know more
http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2006-09/rhf/index.php
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Post  matt27 on Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:18 pm

cool
is this not what the phosguard is doing?
sorry sounds very direct...not the way i meaning for it to come across
any advise is well appreciated
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Post  phantom on Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:58 pm

yeah thats exactly what its doing but by using a reactor
you fluidise it better giving a better result.My first reactor
was a diy job and it worked fine.heres the thread about it http://reefrange.forumotion.co.uk/t10-diy-phosphate-reactor-for-27
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Post  matt27 on Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:58 am

ah right cool
might hold fire on it atm but will look into it
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Post  phantom on Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:27 am

yeah no real need with a small tank but thought the pump
would work better as a powerhead for you.
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Post  matt27 on Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:35 am

fair enough
would also free up more room in the back chamber
could run something else with filter floss
any ideas what else could go in?
also have been thinking and still not convinced need the skimmer :/
i could mod the chamber and get another pump in then have two pumps one either end or run something else in there?
needs consideration :?

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Post  reefkeepersni on Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:39 pm

In my opinion a skimmer is a vital piece of kit although there are plenty of people that dont use them.
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Post  matt27 on Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:58 pm

fair enough
not meaning to sound rude, just interested in your reasons behind this?

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Post  reefkeepersni on Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:54 am

A skimmer takes out around 40% or more of organic waste from your tank, I.e Fish poop.
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Post  matt27 on Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:27 am

ah fair enough
will keep it running then Wink

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Post  phantom on Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:30 pm

Have you got any ideas what your going to stock your tank with ?
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Post  reefkeepersni on Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:40 pm

personally I would get a nano and sump it, This will both make things more interesting and be easier to keep right Smile
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Post  matt27 on Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:26 am

stock wise atm just corals but i would love a small nano goby but wait till tank totally settled!
CUC i'm not sure...atm i have 1 nass snial but this but need to get more in soonish to start cleaning the rock...maybe 1 turbo?
would also like to have a shrimp but i like the scarlet cleaner and the bloods and they can both grow to big although a mini maxi nem with sexy shrimps would be quite cool Wink
also the idea of a symbiotic pair is quite cool...tbh i am rubbish with decisions and theres to many options in this tiny tiny nano so what am i gunna be like with a larger tank :s lol


as for the sump...i agree would make life so much easier but i would need help setting this up as i have NO idea what to do
this is my very very basic understandings of a sump and this may be very wrong
water from tank to sump
water goes through compartments to different stages...filteration and stuff
water is returned via return pump
process cycles

if i were to sump it what would be best bits to put in the sump? this list any good?
heater
protein skimmer
phosphate reactor

what about filteration?
i could mod the tank and take out the chambers in the back of the tank allowing room for overflow but lose filteration

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Post  phantom on Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:01 am

If you figured out a sump idea then you wouldnt need a filter in the tank
at all.are the rear compartments in your tank fully waterproof or if you filled them only
would the leak into the main tank?
admin is better at figuring out designs,he done mine and it working
on a real good looking 3ft sump for himself atm.

for CUC get some dove snails,they stay small but do a lot of cleaning,
think your right with the turbo....think its 1 turbo for every 10ltr.
If you get a sexy shrimp keep an eye on him, there is people that
have problems with them eating corals and annoying leathers/zoas,
thats why I went with just a cleaner shrimp.
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Re: TMC microhabitat 15l

Post  matt27 on Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:38 am

the rear chambers have two entrance slots...one bottom left (skimmer) and other top middle (filter media)
hpoefully he can post about the sump then Wink

will look into getting couple of doves and wouldnt a cleaner be to big for this tank?
would love one if not Very Happy

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Post  phantom on Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:06 am

mines fully grown an hes not massively big, you could always go for a pepermint shrimp
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Re: TMC microhabitat 15l

Post  matt27 on Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:12 am

hmmm maybe...we'll see Wink

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Post  reefkeepersni on Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:27 pm

phantom wrote:mines fully grown an hes not massively big, you could always go for a pepermint shrimp

Yours has bit of growing to do yet as does mine Wink
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Post  reefkeepersni on Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:30 pm

Ive read somewhere that sexy shrimp eat zoas and even there host in the wild but only do so in groups and when there hungry and theres no food source, Keep them well fed and they should be fine. I would say a cleaner shrimp would be to big by the time you put rock and corals in.
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Post  phantom on Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:06 am

unless you get one of the ones from GT, there about 2cm long lol...pity the price isnt as small as the shrimps lol
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Post  matt27 on Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:45 am

yer the sexy shrimps eat the skirts of the zoas hence not sure if really wan them :/

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Post  phantom on Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:45 am

Im a zoa addict so if I had a nano id fill it with them lol
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Re: TMC microhabitat 15l

Post  matt27 on Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:21 am

i love zoas...my favorite coral
the variety of colours is amazing!!!
i am getting some new ones soon hopefully Very Happy just need to arrange to pickthem up

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Post  phantom on Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:02 am

seen the UR tank of the month is a nano...mostly filled with zoa's
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