Search:

Type: Posts; User: FrozenReef

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds.

  1. Replies
    40
    Views
    44,909

    I hosted Twin City Marine Aquarium Society Last...

    I hosted Twin City Marine Aquarium Society Last night.

    Tank is doing well.

    6 years this last January since going skimmerless. ATS is main filtration.

    3 Year Anniversary this month of...
  2. Replies
    40
    Views
    44,909

    Tank is doing excellent ( knock on wood ). I'm...

    Tank is doing excellent ( knock on wood ). I'm about to send in my next triton test and will post updated pictures when results are in.


    Been KNO3 dosing since Christmas time 2016 ( about 11...
  3. Replies
    40
    Views
    44,909

    http://davidgrigor.weebly.com/uploads/8/0/0/8/8008...

    http://davidgrigor.weebly.com/uploads/8/0/0/8/80084198/phosphate-reading-3292017_orig.jpg
  4. Replies
    40
    Views
    44,909

    Dosing KN03 ( Potassium Nitrate )

    Been dosing Potassium Nitrate since January. While only 3 months, I'm ready to share my experiences thus far. I've been pleasantly surprised and have exceeded all expectations to this point.

    As...
  5. Replies
    40
    Views
    44,909

    Passed the 5 year mark in January of Algae Turf...

    Passed the 5 year mark in January of Algae Turf Scrubber as main filtration. No skimmer. Just hit the 2 year mark this March of Near Zero water change. Only exports is just 1 cup of carbon...
  6. Replies
    40
    Views
    44,909

    Tanks is doing well. No livestock losses since...

    Tanks is doing well. No livestock losses since last update. Latest Triton results recieved today. Details can be seen on my website if you want to see the details: ...
  7. Replies
    10
    Views
    5,613

    kh=16 , 16 what ? dkh , ppm , mg/l ? your...

    kh=16 , 16 what ? dkh , ppm , mg/l ? your reading may be high depending on what measurement that is.

    If your doing regular water changes and lime is able to maintain alk and calcium. Then...
  8. Replies
    6
    Views
    3,573

    Too much light or not enough flow definately...

    Too much light or not enough flow definately leads to light colors but I can't speak directly to slime vs. green algae. As my screen thickens towards the end of the week you can tell which areas...
  9. Replies
    6
    Views
    3,573

    Also it looks to not be the same sized squares....

    Also it looks to not be the same sized squares. They look bigger. When you rough up the needlepoint matt from US, the scratched plastic will almost cover the whole squares. I'm thinking your...
  10. Replies
    40
    Views
    44,909

    Just got back from Macna in San Diego after...

    Just got back from Macna in San Diego after winning the Neptune Systems 2016 Marine Aquarium Hobbiest of the Year

    http://davidgrigor.weebly.com/uploads/8/0/0/8/80084198/2016-mahy_orig.jpg
  11. Replies
    40
    Views
    44,909

    Like you say for me I'm most worried about...

    Like you say for me I'm most worried about accumulation and something becoming toxic. While I'm sure Triton tests aren't perfect and may not detect low levels, the HOPE is that it would at least...
  12. Replies
    40
    Views
    44,909

    Okay you asked for it, be prepared for a boring...

    Okay you asked for it, be prepared for a boring read:

    Scrubber ( + 1 cup of rox .8 carbon per week ) has proven to keep the nitrates and phosphates in check so water change was not needed for...
  13. Replies
    40
    Views
    44,909

    Pics from today Sept 7,2016. Tank is doing...

    Pics from today Sept 7,2016. Tank is doing well. No livestock fish losses or additions. I just rearranged a few corals and moved several smaller pieces back to the frag tank to reduce the clutter...
  14. When I've had some brown algae, Corals can close...

    When I've had some brown algae, Corals can close up. I've noticed it most often with LPS and in particular Elegance coral. My guess is that there are some toxins or something released by the brown...
  15. Replies
    40
    Views
    44,909

    Update, fixed my website link. Most of the site...

    Update, fixed my website link. Most of the site is updated, still have to add more details to the additives page regarding the Zero water change method I'm using:

    Month 53 since ATS as main...
  16. Replies
    10
    Views
    5,613

    Regular water changes with a quality salt should...

    Regular water changes with a quality salt should take care of trace elements. So you will just need to monitor Alk, Calcium, Mag. When ATS is really kicked in and agressively growing, you may...
  17. Replies
    9
    Views
    7,212

    Yep all in one sump the right side the ATS. Union...

    Yep all in one sump the right side the ATS. Union fitting is above the sump so when you take it off or any drips it just drips into the sump. Water exits the ATS through a mouse hole on the side that...
  18. Replies
    9
    Views
    7,212

    I incorporated ATS into the sump design , it...

    I incorporated ATS into the sump design , it worked out well. It can sit lower than an from the top ats and not worry about the lighting getting wet. A little trickier to build than just a rectangle...
  19. Replies
    40
    Views
    44,909

    Jan was the 4 year anniversary of Algae Scrubber...

    Jan was the 4 year anniversary of Algae Scrubber the main filtration. No skimmer.


    Here is an updated pic.

    Back in April-July 2015 there was an issue that never got identified where...
  20. Replies
    17
    Views
    15,864

    This tank has been officially shutdown. Most of...

    This tank has been officially shutdown. Most of the contents where combined into my 180g show tank.
  21. Replies
    17
    Views
    15,864

    August update: Tanks is doing great. Little...

    August update:


    Tanks is doing great. Little bit of byropsis starting to pop back up in places and need to do another round a aptasia killing. Usually just slightly cutting back daily food so ATS...
  22. Replies
    17
    Views
    15,864

    Same screen just the side that never had a light...

    Same screen just the side that never had a light on it. It was caked with coraline algae. I roughed it up with a hole saw prior to using the new fixture.

    Edited the post to clarify.
  23. Replies
    17
    Views
    15,864

    Yes, without a skimmer if I don't run carbon on...

    Yes, without a skimmer if I don't run carbon on my tanks after a while they will create a odor. 120g tank ( upgraded from 75g ) I use 1/2 cup of Rox .8 carbon in a BRS reactor that is feed from the...
  24. Replies
    17
    Views
    15,864

    Finally got around to adding lights to the second...

    Finally got around to adding lights to the second side. It was never needed with the 75g tank but after upgrading to 120g and adding more livestock it was time to increase output. I added the...
  25. Replies
    17
    Views
    15,864

    Nearing the 18month mark. Aptasia is pretty...

    Nearing the 18month mark.

    Aptasia is pretty much under control. A few visable remaining and will continue to kalk paste them.

    Bryopsis is starting to show up particualarly in the zoa...
  26. Replies
    17
    Views
    15,864

    75g just got upgraded to a 120g on Saturday...

    75g just got upgraded to a 120g on Saturday 12/13/2014 . Added an additional LED fixture ( Photon 32 ) to give better front to back coverage. The Photon 48" wasn't quite going to cut it.

    Still...
  27. Replies
    40
    Views
    44,909

    The link in my signature, click on filtration tab...

    The link in my signature, click on filtration tab for the scrubber pics/details.

    I did repurpose the 5' frag tank, I now use it to house my pond fish in the winter time. Being all glass with...
  28. Replies
    40
    Views
    44,909

    5 month update, This coming January 2015 will be...

    5 month update, This coming January 2015 will be the 3 year mark of ATS scrubber as main filtration, no skimmer:

    I unfortunately lost the nice orange hammer coral during our vacation in August,...
  29. Replies
    17
    Views
    15,864

    Orange lettuce looking one isn't going to make...

    Orange lettuce looking one isn't going to make it. It's looking like swiss cheese. The orange tree ones are holding there own ( haven't grown but haven't shrunk either ) been there since Nov.
    ...
  30. Replies
    17
    Views
    15,864

    2 weeks away from 1 year Anniversary. Tank is...

    2 weeks away from 1 year Anniversary.

    Tank is doing great. Some bubble aglae popping up here and there. Aptasia are creeping in as well need to zap'em with some kalkwasser. No other issues.
    ...
  31. Replies
    17
    Views
    15,864

    75g Soft only tank

    75gallon reef ready. Started Oct 2013.

    Built Sump as an all in one ATS/sump combo. ATS feed directly from Herbie drain. Ligths are 6 Red 700ma LEDs. ATS has been running since Jan. Currently...
  32. Replies
    9
    Views
    4,912

    The water is going to find the path of least...

    The water is going to find the path of least resistance and most of the flow is not going to be in contact with the algae.
  33. If it's a pain, then best to pick another fish...

    If it's a pain, then best to pick another fish that doesn't have special requirements. Even if it does work, it would take a while for scrubber to get mature enough. Culturing pods is the sure...
  34. I would not bank on it. If you want to keep a...

    I would not bank on it. If you want to keep a mandarin in a smaller tank and it hasn't taken to frozen yet, Please culture your pods.
  35. Replies
    40
    Views
    44,909

    Update. 28 months since going skimmer free just...

    Update. 28 months since going skimmer free just water changes, ATS, and 1/2 cup of carbon per week. Tank is doing awesome. I get a slight brown on the sandbed towards the end of the week after...
  36. Replies
    40
    Views
    44,909

    Thanks it looks more open in full tank pictures...

    Thanks it looks more open in full tank pictures than it does in real life ( since your usually standing with your face stuck to the glass ) but still lots more swimming room by design than your...
  37. When I switched ATS out for version 2, I just...

    When I switched ATS out for version 2, I just took a harvest from the old and smooshed it into a nice and roughed up screen with my thumb across the screen. It took off pretty quickly. Tank never...
  38. Replies
    6
    Views
    3,340

    Everybodies is probably a little different. My...

    Everybodies is probably a little different. My screen is 18L X 10H. Each side lit w/ 2 X 24" T5s and icecap reflectors. I presume watts per lumen is much greater than the typical spiral cfl. ...
  39. Replies
    23
    Views
    13,289

    I have regened DI years ago. I have a stockpile...

    I have regened DI years ago. I have a stockpile ( entire Oceanic 5g salt bucket ) full of it. In our local club we are planning a regen party to do on a large scale and make a day of it. Will...
  40. Replies
    40
    Views
    44,909

    No complaints on growth. Back when I ran large...

    No complaints on growth. Back when I ran large skimmer and low nutrient methods anything much higher than 8dkh would cause tissue recession on acro bases. So I keep between 7-8dkh. No clue if...
  41. Replies
    10
    Views
    7,503

    I do and a firm believer in it. I never ran...

    I do and a firm believer in it. I never ran carbon back when I ran large skimmer.

    I ran first 10 months ATS only and sniffing the water surface of the show tank had an definate odor. Been...
  42. Replies
    40
    Views
    44,909

    180g Show Tank

    180g show ( lit by 6 Radion Gen 1 + TIR reflector upgrades & 2 DIY UV LED strips ) w/ 60g fleet farm tub that serves as both sump and frag tank ( anywhere between 150-400 frags at one time lit by 2...
  43. Replies
    4
    Views
    2,645

    I wouldn't. In would be counter productive. If...

    I wouldn't. In would be counter productive. If DSB is reducing nitrates that your ATS will need. Also, could end up accumulating excess phosphate because there are not enough nitrates for the ATS (...
  44. Thread: Bleeching..

    by FrozenReef
    Replies
    24
    Views
    6,951

    This is so true, so many people throw it...

    This is so true, so many people throw it together, make assumptions, and don't think through all the possible failure points. I would never setup Kalkwasser in a level based ATO.

    Done right can...
  45. Thread: Bleeching..

    by FrozenReef
    Replies
    24
    Views
    6,951

    Natural SW levels is 7dkh. So I don't really...

    Natural SW levels is 7dkh. So I don't really consider that as being low. When your running .02ppm or below phosphate levels, ALK other than 7-8dkh it can be an issue. When your not running that low...
  46. Replies
    35
    Views
    10,153

    Here at tcmas.org has been gaining momentum as...

    Here at tcmas.org has been gaining momentum as well. A number of people who have never run scrubbers before are anxious to see what the new design is about and seriously considering one.
  47. Thread: Bleeching..

    by FrozenReef
    Replies
    24
    Views
    6,951

    Like others it could be any number of things. ...

    Like others it could be any number of things.

    However, too things come to mind when there is slow recession from the bottom up. If your alkalinity levels have been too low for quite some time it...
  48. Replies
    21
    Views
    6,591

    The red flag I see is you mention a DIY...

    The red flag I see is you mention a DIY reflector. This can reduce intensity greatly. Reflectors are so important to the overall light that reaches the tank. So while you may have a 250w MH, your...
  49. Replies
    21
    Views
    6,591

    Regarding SPS brown. You forgot to mention...

    Regarding SPS brown.

    You forgot to mention your lighting on the show tank. What are you running ?

    Specifically which SPS do you have ?
  50. Replies
    3
    Views
    2,253

    FYI: The recommended DIY is to use Fergon...

    FYI: The recommended DIY is to use Fergon tablets. Be careful using house brands as they have higher phosphate levels. If you using an appropriately sized ATS the amount of phosphate may be...
Results 1 to 50 of 50