- Mar 4, 2017
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Thanks! Nice, what fish did you get? Shame about the algae bloom, but so long as the tank is still going the friend did okay! hahaHey, tank is looking good! I’ve bought a few new fish for my tank recently. But was away last week so had a massive algae bloom as friend overfed.
Just a quick question, what return pump do you use and what LpH? Buying another as a back up.
Also what was the plastic floating around someone commented on a few posts up?
I currently use an Elos SF11000. (11000 Lph) It's way overkill for this tank and I only run it at 36% If I had my time again I would get a Royal exclusive speedy 50watt. I have that pump on my skimmer and its silent with zero vibrations. The elos pump moves around and has a slight hum that I can hear. As for a backup pump that is a good idea, I reckon something more affordable like a Jebao or I have heard good things about the Mantis Tornado pumps.
The plastic I had floating around was from the Elos Osmocontroller acrylic sensor holder. Like a lot of acrylic products it came with a protective film of plastic that's meant to be removed before using or installing. Being clear I didn't see it and left it on. I can't remember when but at some point last year I found it floating in the flow of my sump. It felt soft and slimy. The reason I mentioned it was I had an ICP test come back with really abnormal high amounts of Antimony in the tank. Antimony is found in some plastics and that piece that was floating in my sump is the only point source that I can think of.