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Old 08/15/2018, 02:42 PM   #1001
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Pity about your BTA. When mine spilt(twice) I was able to sell two and the rock they were on.

It's cool you've got a fish room mini. My tank is against an outside wall. No hope for me. I do have a FW tank against the wall of a spare bedroom but I don't even want to think about moving two tanks!

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Old 09/09/2018, 01:39 PM   #1002
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Well my bta has split again, making 3 now! I'm thinking I might just rip one off the rocks and ditch it, but haven't decided yet as they are not bothering anything ATM.

Tank is doing well as I haven't really touched it other then to do weekly WC's, feed the fish and corals daily, and testing. Have the DOS setup perfectly now.

Finally got some time to myself today so I figured I would get to cleaning all that pukani I have in a bucket sitting in my garage.

I think the acid is working. Lol. That's 1 gallon muriatic acid to about 25 gallons of tap.




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Old 09/09/2018, 02:10 PM   #1003
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Holy science experiment Batman... Lol. Following intently. Great work.


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Old 09/13/2018, 01:16 PM   #1004
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Went for a ride yesterday to western NY to see what's up with that scene now that anything local is closed on Wednesday.

Anywho, finally found a mated pair of midnight clowns, and I picked up a new toy for rather cheap. A maxspect gyre 230 with controller. Had I known I needed the icecap module for control through the apex, I would have skipped the controller.

And since we all love pics, some more tank shots now that I'm not ashamed to show my tank.



$189.99 with controller! Can't beat that price second hand.





















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Old 09/14/2018, 11:06 AM   #1005
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Beautiful tank and corals! Great job!


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Old 09/17/2018, 02:38 PM   #1006
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Thanks cincyjim! I'm finally not ashamed of the algae ridden mess and am comfortable posting pics again.



For the first time in my life I have a tank thats in ionic balance! I'm dosing exactly 48ml/d of both alk and cal to maintain 8.0 ALK and 420 CAL. I know its something very simple, but I'm super excited about it! My tank has never looked as healthy.



All my corals are growing(yes even the acan), the purple stylo I got from soul has doubled in size, as well as added a few new "arms". The green slimer hasn't grown much, but it has gotten quite a bit thicker. I'm thinking about moving it so it sits upright as no matter how I orientate it, there always seems to be one side thats dying and one side thriving. Could be why it's gotten thick and not taller as I keep turning it so the dead side colors up again. Both montis have recovered and are plating out again, my duncan has added 6 new heads, and the ARC black cherry blasto has added a few new heads as well.


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Old 09/18/2018, 03:59 AM   #1007
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Feels so good when things are right! I've never had much luck with Duncans. For some reason my grew a total of 5 heads and then stopped. No matter where I put it in the tank it just isn't doing anything. Never comes out full anymore. Only coral that isn't doing well so I'm not sure what's going on with it.


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Old 09/22/2018, 09:13 AM   #1008
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Everything is looking good Homer! Nice growth on pieces (especially those monti caps). With the slimer, I'd just let the shaded/brown side do its thing, and let the coral grow where it wants to. If you keep moving it you'll just drive yourself crazy. Find a position you like, and let it figure out how to grow how it likes. As long as it has basic access to light and flow, it'll adapt.


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Old 09/22/2018, 03:01 PM   #1009
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Well I finally got sick of the BTA! I took one whole plating monti out of my tank and chucked it, only because the BTA was connected to it. It was mostly dead in the center anyways, I left one little frag attached to a rock that was still alive. I'm sure with how fast it originally grew, It will be a decent size again. It opened up a little more space, so not a huge loss.



Got the old pukani all acid washed and bleached. Just waiting for it to dry out, then I'll figure out what I want to do with it. Might even just sell it as I like the minimal rock look.


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Old 09/22/2018, 03:22 PM   #1010
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Pink and green monti, before....






After removing it, Nice place for the hammer.






Little different angle and zoomed in. You can see the small frag I left behind.



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Old 09/26/2018, 06:20 AM   #1011
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Got an icecap module in yesterday to control the gyre with the apex. Not as easy as I first thought it was. It's not hard if you know how to setup profiles.



Well my acan woes continue..... It seems like the only acan in my tank(the one I got when I visited Soul) is receding and not looking very healthy at all.



No idea why I cannot keep this coral in this tank, yet everything else is growing and thriving. I feed them every other day(not directly, but broadcast feed the entire tank some PE Mysis, small chunk of LRS, and about 8 spoonfuls of reef chili), N and P are both just barely detectable, flow and lighting aren't an issue as every other coral is doing great, even the couple frags of SPS I have. I do see every head extend it's tentacles and actually feed, so I don't think they are starving. Perhaps my lights are too strong? I have no idea anymore.



It's a perplexing situtation to say the least.


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Old 10/03/2018, 03:13 AM   #1012
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Just got over a 3 day blackout for cyano.



No idea where it came from, just out of the blue I came home the other day and everything was covered in cyano! No N or P imbalance as both are just barely detectable(.25 and .032 respectively) and everything else is in order with 0 changes.



Got rid of the third BTA so there is only 1 left in the tank now. Hopefully that one won't split several times in such a short time frame.



Acan is most certainly on the decline and will probably be fully dead within a week. I absolutely hate that I cannot keep this coral and ultimately might be the reason I decommission this tank and be done with the hobby altogether. Time will tell but right now it's about what I'm feeling like.


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Old 10/03/2018, 05:02 AM   #1013
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You actually want some dirtier water for the acans

As my water gets clean for my sps to color up a bit more my acans receded slightly and have some heads die off. After I frag and sell the sps i overfeed again to dirty the water and acans come back

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Old 10/04/2018, 02:51 PM   #1014
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My only problem with dirtier water, I grow algae like mad on my rocks. No idea how to balance it out so I'm not farming GHA and still keeping my corals happy.



Come to think of it, in my biocube I never had the algae issue and my nitrates were around 40. Acans thrived in there. Maybe I'll feed a little more and see what happens. Instead of every other day, I'll go to every day.


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