Now that the return pump was up and running, the water at the correct temperature and the salinity adjusted to 1.026 I fitted the ATU. I knew that I wanted a large top up reservoir and since a love my Reefloat ATU on the Reefer 170 I decided to go with the same agin but this time the one with the 50l container. This beast sits nicely in the corner of the room to the left of the tank. I like to have the controller on display because then I can easily see if the green light is flashing indicating an issue (usually skimmer related).
The last thing to do on my list before beginning the cycle was to clean the glass of all the scum it had accumulated after adding the sand. It was during this clean that I discovered a bubble. It's not a big bubble but it sits there right in the front pane of glass, it catches the light and now that I know it's there seems massive to me. According to D-D bubbles in low iron glass are quite common so therefore a large number tanks on this forum must have them too, right? Do you have any bubbles in your glass? There aren't any in my Reefer 170 and there weren't any in my old 7ft tank and that was an awful lot of glass. I guess once I've put a scratch or two in the glass from cleaning the bubble won't bother me so much.... maybe. UPDATE: I've since found another fault in the right side piece of glass too. Very disappointing quality control D-D!!
Hi, my name is Lisa and I live in Derby, UK. I am a self-confessed reefaholic!