I hadn't heard this of the MarinePure products until now. I had purchased a small box for my new Reefer 250. I've always used Seachem Matrix in the past, but wanted something a big larger/easier to manage in the sump.You’re welcome! I have the maxspect bio-spheres, they are apparently safe based on isp tests.
I’m not 100% sure that the marine pure leeches anything either but I’ve seen enough reports of it happening to make me stay away.I hadn't heard this of the MarinePure products until now. I had purchased a small box for my new Reefer 250. I've always used Seachem Matrix in the past, but wanted something a big larger/easier to manage in the sump.
I've read up some of the reports on MarinePure, and it still seems wishy-washy to me, but where did you find reports of the Maxspect Bio-Spheres being safe? Have you had good luck with them? I may return my MarinePure balls and order some Bio-Sphere's now that I'm scared!
Awesome - thanks for your help! I'll be returning the MarinePure if I can and picking up some of the Bio-Spheres now. Glad I found this out before starting the tank up!I’m not 100% sure that the marine pure leeches anything either but I’ve seen enough reports of it happening to make me stay away.
This would be a couple of the sources of them not leeching anything (granted, a rather small sample size):
What do you mean?How did you attach the controller board?
They are doing great! They usually hang out on the left side of the tank, but will venture around from time to time. I too have heard its better to keep odd numbers, but the LFS only had the two I got, and they had been together for a few months.How are the Bangaii Cardinalfish doing, do they simply hang out in one section of the tank? I have read that you are better off getting a odd number than a pair and then they tend to swim in a school and are more active.
I'm impressed at how quickly you've been able to stock your tank! I set my RSR 425XL up about a month before yours and I've been slow to add much more than a pair of clowns, a few zoas and a hammer.
Did you ever have an ugly phase and have you had any algae or other issues?
sWhat do you mean?
If you're asking how did I attach the controller board to the cabinet? I didn't, its free standing and can be removed easily if I need to add anything
If you're asking how did I attach the Gyre Controller to the board? I screwed the mounting bracket into the wood, then attached the controller to the mounting bracket