Hi I had just ordered a custom tank and its 510litres in main
tank and 100litres in sump I'm after a good bio pellet reactor I see that you
have a reactor that has a pump with it would this one be able to cope with
the size of my aquarium many thanks Leigh
I will be getting a 3x2x2 clearseal marine tank and want to use either a
hydra 52 or 2 hydra 26. It would be a closed top marine tank as we wouldn't
want the light bounce on the roof of the living room that comes with an open
top marine tank. This would. Mean the led unit would be mounted to the lid
which would mean that the unit will be 6 inches from the water. Would one
hydra 52 provide sufficient light without dark spots if lid mounted or would
2 lid mounted hydra 26 be a better option to provide sufficient light without
Hi I have recently set up a crystal red shrimp tank with some
plants in it. I notice there might be some algae on the sponge of my hang on
filter (i also have an eheim cannister running as well). I want to know
whether is there a side effect on using rowaphos especially towards the very
sensitive shrimps? ph/gh/kh/tds fluctuation?
Been battling with my phosphates recently. Tanks been up since last xmas, and
its a 250 litre. Added a fluid reactor a few weeks ago with rowaphos. I've
been stuck at 0.08 phos for weeks.
I was told to reduce flow so just a trickle is coming out of my reactor. So
did this and waited a week.
Tested my water this morning. Both tank and fluid reactor output. I'm now
getting what appears to me to be a clear test tube. Not the yellow the 0
colour on the test kit indicates, but from what I see clear.
Is this normal? Or should I be getting the yellowish colour the kit tells me
I should get for 0??
Test was performed as follows :
Wash out tubes in RO
12ml tank water to tube A for colour comparison
6ml tank water to tube B for testing
Add drops from bottle A and swirl
Add drops from bottle B and swirl
Add remaining 6ml to tube B and swirl
Wait 6 mins.
I've been doing it this way to avoid contamination from the tube lid. As it
always seems to give me higher results if I do it the way the instructions
Hope you are well?
Hopefully you can help put my mind at ease on the topic of Phosphate and Rowaphos?
I have an Aqua One 195 tank with fish, Soft and LPS corals. I feed the fish a twice a day a mixture of flake/pellets/frozen and corals every 2-3 days on DD LPS powder, Salifert liquid and Fauna Marin pellets.
I've been running your Rowaphos and FM75 Reactor for atleast 2 months but I can't seem to get my levels below 0.075.
When I started using it my level was 0.15 so its reduced but not to below 0.03-0.05 where I'd like to be. I've been testing both the Reactor output and main tank water. Test kits are Elos High Resolution and Nyos.
I started with 50ml of Rowaphos and kept replacing it every few days but then tried 75ml and then 100ml the last couple of times. I've never managed the output water to test anything below 0.075. I've seen your YouTube 'Simmering' video and tried various flow rates but to no avail.
Could you suggest any ideas of how I can keep lowering my levels? Should I go back to replacing 50ml (or more?) on a regular basis until it drops and be patient?
I've had a few Acans start to recede recently and I'm a bit paranoid its Phosphate related? I also get a light dusting of algae on the glass every 3 days which needs cleaning.
Hope you can help on this?
Hi, I have some h20 pro formula salt.
What I would like to know is can I mix 25 litres and store it in the dark in
a sealed container until i require it - 5 litres a week. (so i guess the
longest some will be stored will be 4 - 5 weeks)
Stored with no heater or powerhead.
If this is ok, would i mix the my 25 litres with my powerhead, get the sg
right then store it?
Or would i need to use heater whilst mixing aswell, get the sg right then
I would then get the amount I require, aerate and heat it for 12 - 24 hours
before i use it???
Please inform me if the above is correct or let me know how to do it for my
Thanks a lot for your time
Good morning I took delivery of your DD freshwater co2 set on Friday
purchased from charterhouse aquatics ,set the system up yesterday and appears
to be working fine my enquirey is the solenoid emits a loud buzzing noise
and seams to run hot is this normal ? Regards
I obtained this info from Deltec webpage. I broke the tip off the air inlet adapter off my deltec MCE300 protein skimmer. Can you assist with replacement? I believe it is P/N 31115700 .
I have recently bought a second hand MCE 600. The Aquabee
runs perfectly for about 2 minutes and then trips the switch in the consumer
unit. It does this when in the protein skimmer and also when in a bucket of fresh
water, with or without air input. There is no vibration and it doesn't seem
to get hot. Any ideas please, I'm baffled?
Hi my mce300 protein skimmer suddenly stopped working as it should eg.not
enough water going through as normal..I purchased a new pump and impeller
needle wheel from you but it is still the same just wondered if you could
help me diagnose the fault thank you
I am sure you have had load of questions on this protein skimmer but i keep
getting conflicting information, I have the old MCE600 protein skimmer, can i upgrade
this to the turbo version? If so what parts do i need to change and how much
are they and where can i get them in the UK. your help will be mush
Kind regards mark
I'm torn between the mce 400 and mce 600 protein skimmer..
I have a 250ltr tank and it will be hanging on the rear or the tank,can you
confirm the depth of the body once it's hanging on the tank to the back wall.
Am I correct in saying the mce 400 is 77mm (body depth only) and the mce 600
80-90mm (body depth only).??
Also if I have the room is the 600 going to really offer me better
Your brand of UV has been highly recommended to me for my reef tank, to help
against parasites and algae. I have approx. 360 litre reef aquarium, could
you advise what size would best suit?
Sorry but im not quite sure from the read up in the description.
Hi, I am looking at some new lights for a new tank, the tank
will be 6' in length, 18" in width and 24" in height, I am fish only with
live rock, and was considering two AI Hydra units, one mounted either side of
the central brace in the tank, I believe the Hydra's are 80 degree optics, so
will two of these be sufficient for a tank of this size? Or would I be
looking at adding another light at a later date maybe? Also, ideally I don't
want to ceiling mount the unit, so was looking at tank mount and rails, can
you confirm which rail and mount I would need please, and how many inches
above the top of the tank the light would sit using the tank mounts and
rails? The water line in the tank will be approx 3 inches lower than the top
of the tank due to not using a traditional weir system, I am using an
overflow system drilled into the back of the tank so this will give me a
little extra space at the top of the tank which will allow for additional
light spread, many thanks