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Old 07-29-2012, 12:56 AM   #101
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Pics have been delayed as i got sick and he didn't know what i really wanted. water is still "milky" and he feels that there is more garbage under the sump. he wants to bring a water hose from outside and flush this section and then suction it all out. haven't lost any livestock, so i'm at least pleased with that. my ricordea have doubled in size and i later picked up with a Kenya Tree coral. it is beautiful. i will now wait a couple of weeks or more before purchasing anything new, as next Saturday, i will be leaving town for a week and will probably be exhausted when i return. i have to teach my husband how to run the tank as well as 4 freshwater tanks.
tomorrow, i will tell him what i want in pics for you guys, so i should have them for you by evening. thanks for the patience.
Just tell him if he has any questions to just ask us so he doesn't have to bother you on your trip lol
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:48 AM   #102
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thanks. you guys are great! the lights for the tank don't come on for a few more minutes, then i have to wait for the corals to open up. then i'll get the pictures. finally.
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Old 07-29-2012, 05:19 PM   #103
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Just tell him if he has any questions to just ask us so he doesn't have to bother you on your trip lol
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:54 PM   #104
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Here are some of my latest pictures
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:11 PM   #105
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The top pic shows the tiny green star polyp on the left and the Kenya tree in the middle. The second pic is of the other side of the tank and shows my little clowns and the torch coral is at the bottom left, ricordea (green) above that. The third pic is basically the same, just a couple of feet over. The bottom is the front of the tank. At the bottom is a frag of what I think is a candy cane, and to the right of that is red/orange mushrooms. You can see the Kenya tree top left. Maybe I should have taken the pics closer, but the hubby was having difficulty with the pixel size, so if I told him to send 8 shots, he would have shot me!
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:46 PM   #106
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New/old problem: i've mentioned that we vacuumed the sump and got out salty/sandy stuff that is believed to be dead algae from my lovely green algae bloom a couple of weeks ago. i think i may have also mentioned the sump beneath the sump, and my husband has taken a pic of it for diagnosis. you will see the bottom of the equipment sump and then the area in question. any ideas?
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:06 PM   #107
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Boy, did I really confuse everybody? Haven't heard a thing on my last post and I only have 4 more days to fix the problem, once diagnosed. I'm leaving town for a little over a week and don't want to turn the problem over to my husband without me knowing what's going on. I'll be worried to death. Any ideas?
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:08 AM   #108
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vacuum it again and try to put some poly fill in the intake area it will help polish your water
every thing looks good water will clear just takes time
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That appears to be settled detritus (fish poo, uneaten food, decaying matter,etc.). Letting it build up will fuel your phosphates and nitrates, so I would try to get out as much as you can. On my cube, I siphon that area out every other week with my water change. You won't get everything, so don't get frustrated if you still see a little floating after you siphon it.
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thank you both. i had another guy tell me they were worms. i was down on my knees with a flashlight trying to see the worms. do you agree to bring in a water hose to flush the area while i siphon? and is it that bottom part that needs vacuuming or just the two compartments that contain the pumps?
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