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Old 09-01-2016, 08:49 AM
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Hello Steve, whats your opinion and experience on the Vertex 130 Omega.
Thinking of purchasing, but the reviews are not too good.
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Old 09-04-2016, 09:27 AM
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Hello Steve, whats your opinion and experience on the Vertex 130 Omega.
Thinking of purchasing, but the reviews are not too good.
It is a very good skimmer. The first 2-3 weeks we let it run wide open due to it being very temperamental but now we are fine tuning it and it is very consistent. Patience is the key there, I believe to many people want it to work straight out of the box. Construction is also very good. Ozone port broke off ours before even installing it but other then that it's been very good.
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Old 09-04-2016, 09:33 AM
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Hard to say over the distance, are you sure the fish do not had any kind of a pest ? Your dosing regimen and everything else is looking good to me, anyways the system is still building up its biological processes which in your case will take more time as you have not used 100% live rock.

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We took a trip back to the fish store this weekend and it was pretty evident that there was an issue with a number of the fish there presenting the same issues. This makes us feel more confident in our system but sad to lose both fish. We are planning to wait a couple weeks for fish but did pick up a few corals to test the system ( 2 different digitatas, and 2 different acroporas). We've reduced our light setting (radion xr30 pro) to 25% and initiated acclimation mode which will slowly adjust from 30% of the overall 25% power to 100% of the 25% power over the course of a week.

Would it be advisable to begin dosing the food compound now in small dosages?
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Old 09-05-2016, 02:22 AM
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Hello Steve, I would recommend to stay with the basics for now, ZeoFood can be used later if there are more corals in the system and if the systems biology is stabile.

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Old 09-10-2016, 09:51 AM
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Thank you Alexander; thought we would share some pictures of our setup.....




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Old 09-10-2016, 09:54 AM
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We're currently having a thin film of green hair algae cover the rocks and sand but hopefully it will clear up soon
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Old 09-10-2016, 03:57 PM
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Hi, at what depth do you have the skimmer at.
Also, mine did not arrive with the white plastic on the red pipe.
Hope that makes sense.
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Old 09-13-2016, 08:13 PM
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Hi, at what depth do you have the skimmer at.
Also, mine did not arrive with the white plastic on the red pipe.
Hope that makes sense.
It's in 8 inches of water right now. The white and red plastic pieces just pressure fit together so no need for gluing. Let me know if I can help out any.
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Old 09-29-2016, 11:35 AM
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We've encountered some algae issue being a brown slime/hair algae that we just can't kick. I'm guessing it may be due to the tank being so new but would appreciate any advice to combat it. Was looking to use zeozym and/or biomate as I've heard this works but may not be suitable in newer tanks. I'll try to get some photos of the algae on here as well soon. Thanks ahead of time!
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Old 09-29-2016, 11:39 AM
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Old 09-29-2016, 11:45 PM
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You can give it a try if you like to. You might try to dose 2 drops BioMate every other day and 1/3 spoon ZeoZym daily for one week, snails should also get rid of it.

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Old 10-29-2016, 01:08 PM
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Hello, Well it's about that time to change the Zeolites. We are currently into week 12 of our new tank and have 1ppm Nitrates, and 0.04ppm Phosphates. We still have some brown algae that forms along the sand bed and rocks but have not added anything different except more snails (have to clean the glass once a week). Coral growth is pretty impressive thus far with our SPS.

Wondering if we should again change 50% of the Zeolites, or maybe more or less? In the Zeovit guide I believe it mentions to totally replace the first two times; but we only replaced 50% the first time as recommended.

Please let us know your thought. I'm terrible at taking photos, but a tank shot is below...
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Old 10-29-2016, 01:10 PM
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the two SPS frags at the mid right have been totally browned out and no polyp extension since we purchased two months ago. They have been encrusting the rock and have colourful branches form from the base but the rest of the coral has yet to show any colour. Anyone have similar experience?
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Old 10-29-2016, 11:14 PM
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Hello Steve, from now on replace 90% of the material every 6 – 8 weeks. What you have described with the two corals is very common for corals coming from a system with higher nutrients, the older “part” of the coral does need much more time before changes happen. Growth at the base is a very good sign, the corals are healthy.

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Old 10-30-2016, 02:12 PM
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Great, thank you very much! Zeolites have been changed out. Do you think I should start to dose anything further, such as zeofood, or any other product for colouration, or wait until I see the corals starting to get pale?
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