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Old 09-24-2014, 12:00 PM   #1
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Mebbid's 90g reef journal

I'm finally getting around to posting this now that I've finally gotten my tank situated and the algae bloom fixed.

This is an upgrade from my old 20g tank.

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2x Taotronic lights
Jaebo WP40 wavemaker
2x hydor koralia 240
29g refugium
300w Eheim Jager heater
Reef octopus BH 1000 skimmer
Sunsun 13w UV sterilizer

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2x Ocellaris Clowns
Snowflake blenny

This is a picture I took when I was having the most problems with my algae bloom. It was like that for 2 weeks or so before I was able to rectify the situation. Sadly, I lost most of my SPS and some of my LPS during this.



With the addition of both a protein skimmer and a UV sterilizer It has finally cleared up... It's nice to be able to see my fish again!



Thankfully, the corals that survived seem to be happier than they ever were in my 20g. My duncan that I have had for over a year without any new growth at all sprouted a new head within a week of the water clearing up. And my other corals are growing very nicely.
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Old 09-24-2014, 12:07 PM   #2
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Looking good! I'm looking forward to see where you take it from here.
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Very nice!!

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Looking good mebbid! Glad you're getting growth


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Old 09-26-2014, 04:17 PM   #5
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I decided to stick some of my caulerpa in there and give it a trial run.; I'm letting it root itself in the gravel so it's not soo much work to get out if I decide that I don't like it anymore.



This is a pic of my newest coral. A decent looking birdsnest frag I got for a decent price. Just a little guy but it's already showing new growth.

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Hair algae in my refugium. Im waiting for the plague to go to my display but so far it hasnt
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Looks good Mebbid! If I could change something with my tank, it'd be adding an algae scrubber.
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Well, looks like I unintentionally made an algae scrubber thats just one of the baffles in my fuge
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Awsome tank. Im addicted to the build. Can't build all the time myself so watching others is a secound best. Keep the updates coming. Lookin great so far.
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Awsome tank. Im addicted to the build. Can't build all the time myself so watching others is a secound best. Keep the updates coming. Lookin great so far.
Thanks! I've been wanting to upgrade my 20g reef soo badly for the longest time. I finally went and got it taken care of and it couldn't make me happier

And with that, a picture of my tank of my pink spotted watchman goby!



He's fully grown and at least 4 inches long if not a little bigger. I saw him fight with my snowflake blenny the other day which was scary because my blenny is a lightweight compared to him.
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