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Old 03-04-2013, 06:07 PM   #191
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Also, my tank really needs a top off. Should I top off before or after my water change? I have 8 gallons of freshwater and 14-15 gallons of saltwater to work with.
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:49 PM   #192
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:56 PM   #193
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Yea don't be discouraged. Last year I lost every one of the 25 fish in my 150 fowlr while on vacation turns out my "friend" didn't even come over once I did a 95% water change and turned it into a lps reef that I took down just last week. Every fish in the tank cost at least $70 I was über mad.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:08 PM   #194
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Yea don't be discouraged. Last year I lost every one of the 25 fish in my 150 fowlr while on vacation turns out my "friend" didn't even come over once I did a 95% water change and turned it into a lps reef that I took down just last week. Every fish in the tank cost at least $70 I was über mad.
Thank you for that! This is the most dedicated I've ever been to a tank, the most money I've spent, and I've been really careful to do everything correctly. I did a 25% water change and then topped off with about 5 gallons of fresh distilled water. I know RO is better but I didn't have enough containers to have both. Lol. I also added 2 emerald crabs. I didn't really want to add anything new, but I'm having a serious bubble algae problem and I heard they might help a little. My peppermint shrimp are MIA. The only coral I'm extremely worried about is my hammer. He may not make it. My brittle star is still kicking and I know my snails are. My one clown is also alive and well. He ate good today, so that helped my nerves a little. I will post my parameters ASAP.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:38 PM   #195
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I was going to wait to post a video, but if I'm going to track my real progress then I have to post things when it doesn't look so great. My corals are still very very upset. Now the worst they've ever looked. Especially my pulsing Xenia and hammer coral. I'm hoping maybe they'll calm down. please let me know if the video doesn't work. I did get my protein skimmer set up though.

http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/...3ECF92CE6B.mp4

Also, I realized that with the 2 puny powerheads and the protein skimmer along with one HOB, I officially have no dead spots in my tank! The emerald crabs have almost completely eaten all of the bubble algae.
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My corals look a little happier today. The first pic is how they looked when i came home. Hammer still doesnt look great and the kenya trees are still pissed off about everything.









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But it looks like you avoided a disaster . I'm still dealing with this overrun of hair algae, but I've only added the second treatment today. Hopefully within a weeks time ill be able to start sifting the dead stuff off my sand
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But it looks like you avoided a disaster . I'm still dealing with this overrun of hair algae, but I've only added the second treatment today. Hopefully within a weeks time ill be able to start sifting the dead stuff off my sand
I like to think so. I have cut my light cycle down to 6 hours per day, so I think that's going to maybe help with my algae problems. Plus hopefully I'll get a cleaner pack soon. has it slowed down at all?
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I like to think so. I have cut my light cycle down to 6 hours per day, so I think that's going to maybe help with my algae problems. Plus hopefully I'll get a cleaner pack soon. has it slowed down at all?
Sadly no... The back of my tank looks like a putting green . I'll give it a week+ before I go in with a shovel and "skim" the sand :-(
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Just outa curiosity what kinda of filtration are you using?
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