Hi Fizzi, if you don't want your licence to be backdated just go to a shop that has a paypoint which deals with tv licences (not all paypoints do) You have to pay by cash only and just say you need to get a first time licence for your address. If the last one was in Mr Fizzi's name put the new one in Mrs Fizzi's name. They'll give you a receipt and you'll be covered straight away for 12 months then your actual one will come in the post. My relatives have done this almost every year for the last 10 or so years because they spend lots of time out of the country.
Firstly, have you tested your RO water directly as it comes out of the unit and before you catch it in your container, then test again when it has stood for a while in your collection container, then test again after adding and mixing in your salt to rule out any issues with that? If you get pre-mixed from LFS test that instead. If theres no issues with your freshly mixed water it could be that you are overfeeding or overstocked (I'm not familiar with your stock level or tank size). Do you rinse your frozen food in RO water before feeding? it can be very high in nitrates and phosphates if you don't. Have you tried another liquid test kit and got an equally high result? It's best to rule everything out before going to the expence of a nitrate reactor.
I once had a bad patch of bubble algae that just kept coming back in the same spot which was a right pain. Got rid of it in the end by forcing a bit of reef putty over it and suffocating it so to speak, did the trick anyway
From what you describe it sounds like bubble algae. Its best if you can get the rock out of the tank first before you try to remove the bubbles, but if you can't, let them grow to a reasonable size to be able to get a firm hold on them. Gently twist them from the base, trying not to burst them, if they do burst they will spread spores into your water and you'll end up with even more. Be just as careful with removal outside of the tank and give the rock a rinse in a bucket before putting it back. HTH
Amano shrimp eggs DO actually hatch in freshwater in the wild and in captivity. They are freeswimming lavae which then get swept downstream and out into the sea, where they spend a couple of months going through various different growing stages before heading back upstream. They will live for one day in freshwater once hatched, or become instant food.
Got it sorted out in the end, it was my computer settings, you know what its like when three different people (who know nothing about computers) use the same computer and can't resist messing with settings. In the end I just backed everything up and used Dell system restore. My hubby is the worst culprit for fiddling, especially when pogo games pages won't load for him, every five minutes I hear him shouting "Jo, come and have a look at this will ya" gets on my bloomin nerves. He has some sort of breakdown if he can't get a game of cribbage, that must be a man thing
Does anyone else here use it ? I haven't been able to get the log in page to load for over a week and was wondering if its them or my stupid computer. It's just the normal log in not the new pin sentry thingumy.