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  1. I wanted to get a Maxspect Ethereal instead of an Echotech Radion, because the Radion is 40% more expensive in Europe (once you add the tank mount and the wireless controller). I read the app and the wireless controller to control maxspect products is just awful though, and a 2.4 Ghz network is required. Anybody can give their opinion? Thank you very much!
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    AI Prime HD for 24"X24"X24" cube

    I understand prime HDs don't come with a mount. Does the Hydra 26 come with a mount or I have to buy it separately? It's quite difficult to understand from the website.
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    AI Prime HD for 24"X24"X24" cube

    Oh yeah, the major reason I'm upgrading is the colour. Pretty tired of my super white PL lights. I was considering the XR15w G4 PRO, but then I read here that the MaxSpect Ethereal has one of the best $ per watt ratio on the market better spread since the led clusters are further apart. I guess with more coverage I can keep the LEDs at low intensity, and still keep LPS in the bottom corners? Would that work?
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    100 GPD RODI Unit with water saver upgrade

    Are two carbon blocks helpful even my tap water doesn't have chloramine? Thanks!
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    Help me decide on salt mix

    Is that from the probiotic version then?
  6. I got a terrible in-line RODI that never gave me 0 TDS, even though my tap water has 210 to 240 TDS. I got the money to replace it now. The RO market here in Italy is very small, there're zero reviews online. Italian forums also weren't helpful. The one I wanna get is a 4-stage RO unit with the following components: 5 micron sediment filter 1 micron sediment filter 5 micron sintered (?) carbon block filter 100 GPD Dow Filmtec membrane Does that sound like a decent RODI? Any other specific thing I should look out for when looking for an RODI? Adding DI: Two sediment filters sound like an overkill. Can I replace the 5 micron sediment filter with a DI resin? Do I need a DI cartridge like this one? Adding a second RO membrane: I have the right water (TDS <300) and booster pump for the BRS water saver upgrade kit. Obviously the kit isn't sold here, is there some kind of magic to the water saver upgrade or can I just buy these components individually? Dow RO Membrane 2x 2.5" x 2.5" membrane clips 2x 1/8" x ¼" 90-degree elbows 1/8" x ¼" 90° check valve RO membrane housing ¼" tube splitter Thanks a lot guys!
  7. I want to switch to LEDs for my 16G cube, but I also want to upgrade to a 60G 24"X24"X24" cube in a while. Ideally, I want to buy a light that can work for my 16G cube now, but also for my 60G cube later. (Selling used lights won't work, the hobby is a very small niche here in Italy). Will the AI Prime HD work on a 24"X24"X24" cube? I've heard people talk about it on here, saying that there won't be enough light for corals at the bottom and at the edges of the tank. I tend to keep loads of LPS on the sand bed, and I don't like a tank with no growth. Should I get an Ecotech Radion or a Maxspect Ethereal instead? I'm a bit reluctant to buy an AI hydra 26, I heard many complained about warranty issues. I worry that the maxspect ethereal will look ridiculously oversized on my current 16G cube! Thanks a lot!
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    Help me decide on salt mix

    How long do you let it sit generally? It's interesting because it seems a lot of people who want to store pre-mixed water prefer Tropic Marin.
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    Help me decide on salt mix

    Do you use Pro Reef or Bio-Activ?
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    Help me decide on salt mix

    Isn't that the one for softies only? Do you keep LPS / SPS with that salt?
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    Help me decide on salt mix

    what do you hate about it? It seems people are very divided about AF Reef salt. Some people love it, some people just really really hate it.
  12. I've got a 16G tank with 3 frogspawn and I plan to get more Euphyllias. Will the flower anemone and the euphyllias bother each other, or will the flower anemone will generally find a place where it won't sting and be stung? Awesome thread!
  13. I managed to put my hands on a small expensive bottle of food-grade 3% peroxide finally! Will try that as soon as it gets here! Thanks for the 1.5 / 2 ml doses! That's very helpful! Do you spot-treat 2 ml everyday then?
  14. Salt mixes I've been considering Aqua forest Probiotic Reef Salt Aqua Forest Reef Salt Tropic Marin Bio-Actif (no probiotic bacteria inside, but similar effects to carbon dosing?) Tropic Marin Pro Reef Royal Nature Salt Ion Balanced Pro Reef (ready for WC in just 30 mins) Prodibio Pure Ocean So far I've used Aqua Ocean Sps Premium, because it was cheap and has amino acids and vitamins, but people have had terrible inconsistencies across batches in terms of magnesium and calcium levels. People on here suggested to me and others that we steer away from Aquaforest Probiotics system, except for the probiotic reef salt possibly. Both Tropic Marin Bio-Actif and AQ Probiotic Reef Salt have been praised, especially TM, but both can cause dangerous bacterial blooms with large water changes, over 50% apparently? Is that a rare occurrence or something to be wary of? Tropic Marin salts have Alk around 7 or 8, and some complained about that. What's the issue with low Alk, if it's maintained above 6? Apparently, Tropic Marin mixed water can be stored for a rather long time, without any issues like precipitation. Any chance someone knows more about it? It'd be great if I could just mix water and use it for throughout a month. Thanks a lot everyone!
  15. I thought u just had to dose a drop of Pro Bio S and NP Pro every day in nano? I googled it but I can't really find a detailed explanation of the Zeovit system or of the Aquaforest probiotic system.
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