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Old 04-25-2018, 03:40 PM
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Well it's easy enough to use a temporary container when needed for vacations. Just sit it beside the tank while you're gone.
Never even thought of that! Thanks for your input.
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Received my new ATO container which was custom made to fit under the stand. The Ato container shipped up from Calgary and was very well protected by a wooden crate. The capacity is approximately 18g up to the black trim. Iím liking that a lid was included as this should help cut down evaporation. Fingers crossed that it will come close 5-7 days before being empty. Hereís some photos.






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Talking Barney the Purple Tang

Welcome Barney, the newest addition and final tang. My tang gang is completed with this addition.





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I am looking for feedback from those of you who have larger systems on what your water change schedule is like. On my 150g I used to do biweekly 15% WC. I also did his based on a heavy bioload and high nutrients. I am just wondering what folks with lager tanks are doing for WC.

Biweekly or monthly and how much percent of the system are you changing during these?

Appreciate any feedback.

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Old 04-27-2018, 08:26 AM
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Thumbs up Clowns Laying Eggs

Well since the tank transfer itís been approximately 2 weeks, my clown finally laid eggs again. Iím taking this as a good sign of the water quality.






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So glad all is going well for you. Very jealous of your clowns. Mine totally ignore the anemones I got for them. Argggh.
Also I’ve seen them exhibiting what I think is mating behavior but I’ve never seen any eggs.
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They usually will almost tackle each other when they display mating. I’m no expert in this realm but I always know my female is going to lay when she bites at the rocks. What kind of anemone do you have for them? I can’t take credit as these clowns came with my original 75g tank and with the ritteri anemone they host in.

On another note, I’m still hoping I will get some feedback on people’s WC intervals and amounts.
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This guy surfed the whole tank as I cleaned the glass. Of course as soon as Iím done and put the magnet back he exits stage left

(Yes I do have a diatom bloom on the sand).


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Question DI Resin Change & Additional Filters?

Today I was topping up my brute with RODI water and noticed my TDS netter went up to 1ppm before returning to zero. I have the Vertex Puratek and have had the unit for approximately a year. Iím just wondering if I should replace my DI resin? Should I replace the carbon block and prefilter as well? I have read the RO membrane is good for a year, is this correct? The DI resin is the original that came with the vertex unit and it appears that it is changing colors.

I have attached a photo of the puratek and the DI chamber to assist in identifying if I should swap it out.




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This is totally normal on start up. If you placed a TDS sensor between the RO and the DI you would notice that the first blast of water will typically be about the same TDS as plain tap water. The DI resin will not catch all of it so you'll see some in the product water. This is one of the reasons why it's so important to run the RODI for long periods rather than short periods and why your fish RODI should never be hooked up to a pressure tank.
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