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Julius' CDA 150 Build

Julius Chen

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Using 50% dilution, effluent still tests to 20 DHK

I stopped the effluent feed, and now pumping the effluent out into a seperate container (for manual dosing later on).

Once reactor reaches 6.80 PH, I will start testing effluent before deciding when to bring it online again.

I must have increased the DT water by ~0.5 DHK within 5 hours window. Any action I should take there?
 

RandyC

Supporting Member
Using 50% dilution, effluent still tests to 20 DHK

I stopped the effluent feed, and now pumping the effluent out into a seperate container (for manual dosing later on).

Once reactor reaches 6.80 PH, I will start testing effluent before deciding when to bring it online again.

I must have increased the DT water by ~0.5 DHK within 5 hours window. Any action I should take there?
Try 1:3 dilution & multiply by 4. You'll lose some accuracy, but it'll give you a ballpark.
 

Julius Chen

Supporting Member
I need to increase mag. I have magnesium chloride hexahydrate powder. But just noticed Epsom salts are needed as well per Randy's two parts recipe.

In the last year or so, I have added about 2~3 gallons of solution made by just magnesium chloride hexahydrate powder without epson salt. Should I be concerned?

Is epson salt sold at walmart (link below) good for this purpose?

 

Julius Chen

Supporting Member
I got this african wrasse into my tank a few days ago. He has been hiding in sand since. Just now, I was really glad to see it coming out, swimming along with the female clown fish, until I realized his tale fin is inside the mouth of the clown fish! The bastard clown fish tried to wiggle the wrasse tale off, I guess.

Moments later, the wrasse got loose and ran off into the sand bed again.

Does the wrasse have a bleak outlook living in this tank? I am willing to try to evict this clownfish to a 20G QT, if it is deemed necessary.
 

Julius Chen

Supporting Member
No, I did not even think about using an acclimation box.

Now the new fish is in the DT, I guess I could install an acclimation box and then catch the female clown fish at night and put in there?

Does acclimation box work with euro braced tank top with DIY screen cover?
 

ashburn2k

Supporting Member
No, I did not even think about using an acclimation box.

Now the new fish is in the DT, I guess I could install an acclimation box and then catch the female clown fish at night and put in there?

Does acclimation box work with euro braced tank top with DIY screen cover?
You’d have to use suction cup or magnetic boxes.


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