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  1. Alexander1312

    Popper's IM200ext

    In this case maybe we need to rule out TDS, unless the 7 is arsenic?:)
  2. Alexander1312

    Co2 scrubber overated?

    Did you measure your CO2 in the room? I believe you have a well-insulated house. What is your alk? This skimmer deserves its official CO2 reactor though :). As you know, I love this setup. Any bacteria dosing, or high nutrients? Any recent ICP results? I started phasing it out because the BOLUS...
  3. Alexander1312

    Co2 scrubber overated?

    This might be the issue. The Octopus reactor pulls in the air from the bottom, pushes it through the media above, and releases from the top. It really does a great job keeping the PH between 8.2 (night) and around 8.3/8.4 during the day even with high carbon dosing. With the closed loop mod, the...
  4. Alexander1312

    Popper's IM200ext

    Can 7 TDS kill fish already?
  5. Alexander1312

    Popper's IM200ext

    I thought the initial reference was in relation in the RODI water, hence my thinking around the TDS.
  6. Alexander1312

    Popper's IM200ext

    I start now guessing what the 0,07 value could be since the suspense is building up :). I assume this is just a typo, and it meant 70 TDS.
  7. Alexander1312

    Sulfamine acid to clean pumps?

    Reason I am asking: This is a new product they released at the Interzoo. it is only available in Europe though, and rather expensive, too expensive to buy in bulk in my opinion (250 g for 23 USD). I bought a small box of this while I was in Germany and started trying it. Folks in Germany who...
  8. Alexander1312

    Sulfamine acid to clean pumps?

    Has anyone used this to clean pumps etc, vs the other acids we typically use? It is supposed to work very well. Not sure where to purchase this or any side effects.
  9. Alexander1312

    Fauna Marin Salt

    Bought two of these today from Neptune and will make the switch from Tropic Marin soon. Comes from the same production facility as Tropic Marin but cheaper. The bucket is probably less useful afterwards, but I do have enough buckets already :). Tried to do a comparison of the salt add-ons...
  10. Alexander1312

    Biocube 32

    The magic of natural seawater, and good husbandry skills :). I love yellow corals, WD looks very happy.
  11. Alexander1312

    Alex’s IM 150 EXT

    Just to clarify my post: I did not mean to say I am great at water testing, it was more a shout out to the potential ‘quality’ of certain home test kits which are probably not as bad as it is often said, despite their low price. At least those test kits which are referred to as ‘more reliable’...
  12. Alexander1312

    Alex’s IM 150 EXT

    Reliability of home testing. There has been a lot of talk about not chasing numbers and focusing on trends when testing. Still, I do like it if two tests have matching results. While I am not testing one home test against another, every time I get an ICP test back, I like to see how it compares...
  13. Alexander1312

    Alex’s IM 150 EXT

    Update on failed attempt to acclimate four fish: The good news is that both Anthias are still alive (the Bellus is nowhere to be found). We have started feeding up to three times frozen food daily, including Mysis, which they like, according to Tu. They are both eating well but are very shy due...
  14. Alexander1312

    Custom Tank Cover / Lids - Wrasse ready - Recommendations and Lessons Learned

    I am not sure if I agree with the sentiment that the cost of the lid needs an assessment of the cost of the fish to determine if it is worth it. I believe we need to provide a habitat which ensures that the tank accomodates the animals were are adding in the most effective way possible...
  15. Alexander1312

    Custom Tank Cover / Lids - Wrasse ready - Recommendations and Lessons Learned

    Knocking for you - how large is the Eurobrace? Do you keep wrasses?
  16. Alexander1312

    Alex’s Red Sea Reefer Nano (28-gallon)

    Ok, hopefully, this will make progress in the next few days. I am starting to put the plumbing together. Although it is as simple as it can be, I cannot do plumbing. Will see how it goes. The big activity however was to move the current max nano to a different side of the room to make space for...
  17. Alexander1312

    Let's get beefy!

    It is amazing to me that this (expensive) fish survived though. Another reason to keep working on this lid project…
  18. Alexander1312

    Custom Tank Cover / Lids - Wrasse ready - Recommendations and Lessons Learned

    Yes, I have concluded the same. I guess they did ‘address’ the topic but were honest about the differences without saying that this is not an issue. They offered me to refund the money I had prepaid if I had second thoughts, and this offer alone made me not do it. I typically like to buy the...
  19. Alexander1312

    Custom Tank Cover / Lids - Wrasse ready - Recommendations and Lessons Learned

    Great point. He does have a write up about this specifc concern. https://kreativereefer.com/pages/acrylic-lids-vs-polycarbonate-lids
  20. Alexander1312

    Custom Tank Cover / Lids - Wrasse ready - Recommendations and Lessons Learned

    He is throwing in one for free, yes.
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