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  1. Aquatic Spendthrift

    Budget Media Reactors

    I thought this would be useful to let people know about but im also looking for people to test it out as well. I have no need for a calcium reactor on my 5 gallon tank so i would be interested to hear your thoughts. 1.) For a budget calcium reactor you can use a co2 reactor used in the fresh water hobby. It is designed to devolve co2 into water which mean it should mean it could work as a calcium reactor as well. you can find these for $22 https://www.amazon.com/Gulfstream-Tropical-AGU00529-Reactor-Aquarium/dp/B005DGJEGC/ref=sr_1_12?crid=3FS7T12IIKTY0&keywords=co2+reactor+planted+tank&qid=1548021233&sprefix=co2+reactor%2Caps%2C155&sr=8-12 2.) For budget media reactor you can use a canister pre-filter as your media reactor. these are $30. this cost the same or less than a diy. the only thing is you have to wait for shipping from china https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Aquarium-Fish-Tank-External-Canister-Filter-Outside-Pre-Filter-Mini-Filter/283188288575 or https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Aquarium-Fish-Tank-Fish-Pond-External-Canister-Filter-Barrel-Filter-Pump/264092211921?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20180816085401%26meid%3Dbc8e3c7404e041d4a55d8757ede95d39%26pid%3D100970%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D323310304349%26itm%3D264092211921&_trksid=p2481888.c100970.m5481&_trkparms=pageci%3Aa86dc3b2-1cfd-11e9-af8d-74dbd180c6b1|parentrq%3A6d4005d11680aad98ce0f8f3ffeb5a2c|iid%3A1 If you test them out me know thanks you can watch my youtube video if you want more details
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    Chemi Pure Placement, Cloudy Water on Fairly New Setup

    Thats perfectly normal. Give it some time and it will clear up 🙂 my anser was more directed @griddle since he added fish too his tank and it was A, not fully cycled or B increased bioload too much.
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    Chemi Pure Placement, Cloudy Water on Fairly New Setup

    Bacteria bloms are the result of an uncycled tank or a large increase in bioload, usaly feeding. Where you feeding the tank during the cycle? Its also important to to note that a cycle is not compleat until your READ nitrates and nitrite and amonia read 0. Where you useing purigen and chemi pure elite during the cycle? This would of prevented/ slowed down the prosses. I would remove those for now and add it back later.
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    Jigsaw's 10G Coldwater Build!

    wow thats so cool! Im liking the uniqueness of this cold water build! are those nems photosynthetic?
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    Palooza's Pico Reef

    A nother simple option is to buy 5 watt red or grow led on a pcb star of ebay and connect it useing a spare phone charger that says output 500-1000ma with a fair sized heatsink. The only problem would be that you cant dim if its too bright. The only thing you can do is cover it with somthing to reduce the output. I have set up an algea scrubber this way but it hasent been growing much since all the algea is growing in my display. Make sure to put a plastic cover between the led cuz salt water and leds dont mix. As for the asta 20 i have that light and you should have no problems growing monties. I have a monti and birdsnest growing at the bottom center of my tank. I also made a review on youtube.
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    5.3g Pico Paradise

    There are some easy sps out there like motipora and birdsnest which i have grown successfully in my pico all you have to do is watch alk. My sexys eat most of my birdsnest when went on vacation tho.
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    carbon dosing skimmerless

    I have stopped this project a while ago as I traded the gorgonian since I came to the conclusion that this is not enough to sustain nps however i am thinking of starting up this test again.
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    5.3g Pico Paradise

    Im doing mixed just since i like a little bit of everything.
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    Support My Pico

    Thanks Dave. sexy srimp are cool good luck with your pico.
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    Support My Pico

    I got a youtube channel and im looking for some subs. On my channel i have a 5 gallon pico reef. I also do videos on my 180 fresh water tank and a 10 gallon shell dweller tank. I have a playlist called bangers where i make a edited and fun video. You can watch my progress and hear what tips i have from my pico set up. Here is my latest banger hope you enjoy and sub +👍
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    Identify algae and how I can get rid of it

    If your are asking for help on algea problems its important to say the nuntrent removing equip you are useing ie skimmer , algea scrubber etc and water peramiters, nitrates and phoshates and tank size and probly how long your tank is running. Just letting you know some people battle algea for months. It looks like cyano and its common in new tanks. Do u have cuc(clean up crew)
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    Opinions on ricordea?

    Usually easy but, some ricodia yuma odd on occasions randomly melt
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    Sexy srimp eating birdsnest

    I somewhat knew there was a chance at sexy srimp eating zoas which i dont have but, i dident expect them to eat my birdsnest. You can see in the picks of the missing polyps which shows its not stn + i saw it doing it. So far it only seams to be the big female that picks on my birdsnest. Anyone find that the female sexy srimp seem to be the coral eaters rather than the males?
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    Budget 10 gal

    w8 10 gallon then a 180 gallon are you sure about that? a 180 would cost significantly more and if you cant afford a dosing pump where would you get the money for a 180? but i would get the 2 par38 and save for dosing pump. You can manually dose in the beginning but remember 10 gallons is small so you would get to a point where you could be losing 1,2 or even 3 dkh per day, at this point manual doing would not be able to "keep up" as it would shock the system. hipargero led is also a good budget option if you want a little more controllability than a par38. ps I never used this light but it has good amazon reviews