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  1. Although not impossible to remove, it's safest not to try to remove them from their rocks. They can be quite stubborn.
  2. It can be done immediately. However, I'd suggest that you give it at least enough time to have to scrape some algae from the glass.
  3. Help I mess up my rodi

    You are correct, you will make more product water when the temperature is higher. A 4:1 ratio will make your RO membrane last longer. Maybe your flow restrictor is a bit off.
  4. Question about Sumps and Filters!

    to Nano-Reef.com. 1.025 That's fine, or slightly higher. I aim between 79 and 80 degrees. I'd start by changing 15% each week. I'd probably just use a HOB filter with floss and activated carbon. A standard 10 gallon aquarium is usually too thin to safely drill. Save drilling for a larger tank. I'd probably also skip the auto top off unit. Manually adding water each day isn't a big chore.
  5. Help I mess up my rodi

    You should also install an auto shut off valve: https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/instructions/article/Installing-an-auto-shut-off-valve This way when your float valve shuts off the product water, the waste water is also shut off. TBH, I'm not sure why your system is now running a 1:1 ratio. What's the TDS of the product water coming from the RO membrane (not from the DI stage)?
  6. Magnetic frag rack

    There are plenty of nano frag racks to choose from: https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=nano+frag+rack&FORM=HDRSC2 https://www.marinedepot.com/Frag_Racks_and_Frag_Plugs-FIMTCM-ct.html
  7. Lost again

    Could be Ich, it doesn't have to just be on fins. I recommend treating in a hospital tank. https://www.bing.com/search?q=site%3Anano-reef.com+hospital+tank&pc=MOZI&form=MOZTSB If it's Ich and there are other fish in your tank, they will need to be treated too. Then the tank should be left fallow for 6 to 8 weeks.
  8. epoxy underwater

    IME, epoxy usually doesn't hold up as well when applied underwater. I believe the more intricate rock formations are usually made with dry rock. https://www.bing.com/search?q=site%3Anano-reef.com+epoxy+rock&pc=MOZI&form=MOZTSB
  9. New Guy here

    to Nano-Reef.com!
  10. Biospira?

    No, it's not exactly true. It does provide viable bacteria cultures, but it doesn't allow you to add a full bio-load immediately, and it doesn't immediately make a tank with ammonia safe for livestock. However, if your tank has macroalgae and coralline algae, there's a good chance that your tank already has an established nitrogen cycle. Note, you don't need to have an ammonia spike to have an established nitrogen cycle. What type of rock is in there?
  11. Proposed ban on corals with palytoxin

    One difference is that Palythoa aren't unpredictable like snakes. Within your aquarium, they pose practically no danger at all. The danger occurs when they are ingested, exposed to cuts (or other unprotected areas of the body like the eyes), or dispersed into the air (like from boiling or brushing). There are lots of dangers in our homes; anything from laundry packets to drain cleaner. Improper use of common products can kill you. Maybe the main difference with coral is the lack of labeling. I can imagine that printed warnings may be required sometime in the future. Who knows, maybe someday my fake news will become a reality.
  12. Proposed ban on corals with palytoxin

    I don't believe that xenia contains palytoxin. The poison was identified by the hobbyist? That sounds legit. I don't doubt that they were exposed to palytoxin, just that xenia was the source. I don't know, but I think that I'd have heard about it before, if that were really a problem. My guess is that he also had some palythoas that he brushed. The story does, however, help demonstrate the dangers of palytoxin. It's nothing to mess around with. The danger is real, but my fake story about a retail ban was not.
  13. Creative Container Contest - Final Results

    I just voted yesterday. I'm so thankful for the 250 word limit. Although it was extremely difficult to decide on the build journal winner without reading every one of everybody's posts. I browsed through everbody's threads, but still. I remember way back when that you could change your selection in polls. I kind of miss that.
  14. Biocube 32 Refugium vs Skimmer

    While they have some similarities, I guess that I've tended to favor skimmers. However, I've never used the Tunze 9001. There are variables which could potentially make one more efficient than the other. Plus, they don't do exactly the same thing, so one might align better with your goals. A macroalgae refugium will utilize nutrients in the water column and provide a place for pods to breed. They tend to be less effective when nutrient levels are low, or controlled with chemical media. You can help control pH swings by running the refugium on a reverse light cycle. They do require a refugium light. A protein skimmer will remove dissolved organics from the water column before they have a chance to break down into nutrients. It also adds oxygen into the water and helps to level pH swings through gas exchange. Chemical media like activated carbon also some removes dissolved organics, so they are a little redundant. Protein skimmers, like the Tunze 9001, use a water pump and can be significantly louder then a refugium. That probably didn't help much, and there is no right choice. But I hope that helps a little.