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About featherblue

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  1. skimmer for reefer nano

    looking for suggestions for skimmer for red sea reefer nano. The BM curve 5 might be an option. I've also looked at tunze, but I'm not sure which model would fit best. What's everyone else running for this size tank? sump space 9.4"×8.3" Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  2. nitrate test results

    has any one else gotten false positive nitrate results from a red sea kit? I just got one a few weeks ago, an it's been giving me some weird high readings. Some where between 16 and 32 ppm nitrate. The solution is reacting a purple color, not the pink tones of the color wheel, so it's harder to compare. Same results with this kit over the last 2 weeks with 3 wc (2 15g and 1 25g). ive also been testing with a non expired api kit I keep for my fw tank. The api read 20ppm nitrate 2 weeks ago and 5 ish today. The 20ppm reading makes sense. Ive been having issues with my skimmer for months now (but hopefully I finally fixed it. Found filter fuzz from the filter sock in the impeller, and removed it. real bubbles again!!) But trusting the api kit for my reef feels odd. Any ideas? Suggestions on a better test kit option? Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  3. ato suggestions

    any suggestions for a good ato? it's for my 72g bowfront. Anyone using the innovative marine ato with sensors for salinity vs the dual float switch options? Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  4. setting back up the nano

    I'm setting my little bio cube back up (I think it's a 10), and I've noticed a giant head ache. this tank got a diy led installed in it maybe 6 years ago, and it's controller has corroded in storage. I don't remember the company I got the light from, any one have a new controller suggestion? what would you suggest for a replacement light if a new controller doesn't work out? thanks for the help! Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  5. fluconazole to battle byropsis

    did a wc and a redose yesterday. I'm pretty sure using my skimmer week 2 is what slowed my results. today I can see a whole new round of white and dying gross algae. I'm leaving the skimmer off til all the byropsis is dead. shouldn't be long now! Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  6. fluconazole to battle byropsis

    I'm at 16 days and everything is slowly dying off. I do need to do a wc, the cyano is feasting on all the excess nutrients from the dead byropsis. I'm think about doing one tomw, but adding fluconazole to the new water to continue the treatment for another week. should I dose the wc at the same rate as the tank (15g wc in 75g system, so I'd an additional 300mg), or should I do my wc and dose the full tank with another total dose (70g at 20mg/g, so 1400mg to the system). haven't been finding much info on how fluconazole breaks down.
  7. fluconazole to battle byropsis

    I poured the 14 capsules into,a cup, filled with rank water, and mixed. not all of it suspended, so I poured the cup into sump and rinsed it into my filter sock. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  8. fluconazole to battle byropsis

    hard choice coming up on monday, to wc or wait wait. Sunday is 14 days of treatment, and I'm seeing great progress. I'm not sure if it's all going to be dead by then. I can't decide if I should do a wc and redose, or just wait til the last of it dies. it'll be close to eradicated by Sunday, but the worst spots still have a decent visible amount of byropsis. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  9. fluconazole to battle byropsis

    I used a cc, but I keep a prepaid cc on hand for Internet orders. even more algae white and dying today, still no adverse effects on livestock! Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  10. fluconazole to battle byropsis

    payless pet products https://payless-petproducts.com/#2726 it's the only one I found that doesn't require a prescription and had capsules of fluconazole Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  11. so I've been watching the thread on r2r, and decided to try it. I've been battling byropsis in my display most of the last year with very little sucess and huge stress to my surviving corals. I've got a 72g bow front with a 15g sump, so I dosed 1400mg fluconazole (20mg/g, approx 70g with sand and rock displacememt....might have avg displacement a lil low) on Feb 5th at lights out. Here's a few pics right before I dosed. today is 1 week after initial treatment, and I'm seeing real results. my poor pencil urchin has spines that can been seen again! here's a few shots from today. the algae is definitely turning white and dying! None of my livestock seems affected, even my nems are open and happy. I have seem a small bloom of red cyano, but there's been quite a bit of algae dying. I've got hope that it will all be dead in another week, and I can go back to enjoying my tank!
  12. need powerhead advice

    I need to add a better powerhead to my 72g reef. the occelating return is just not keeping enough gunk out of my rockwork. I've been shopping and I'm not sure which model would work better. I'm looking at a Jeboa, affordable directional and variable settings. which model do u guys think will be effective in my tank?
  13. Skimmer choices

    Whats that? I havent done alot of research on possible controllers/the electronics side of reefing Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk
  14. Been doing a revamp on my stocking options without tiny shrimp, and hubby noticed this peaceful puffer, canthigaster leoparda, a leopard puffer. Theyre listed on several info sources as peaceful and reef safe.....anyone have one in reef? How nice of neighbors are they? We currently have a few small, peaceful fish, tailspot blenny, a firefish, a bengaii, a diamond goby, and a lawnmower blenny. Were going to get a dragonette eventually, but that's the only must have on my fish list. Would this potentially peaceful puffer be a bad tank mate choice?
  15. Skimmer choices

    Is there a performance difference beyond size on the bubble magus 5 and the bubble magus 7? Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk