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Old 07-23-2014, 07:25 PM   #181
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My 6 line wrass was in my overflow for a week. It's a pain to get him out. I put a plastic grate over the overflow flow so no one else can jump in.

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Old 07-23-2014, 07:31 PM   #182
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See, that;'s what baffles me. We have a cut up soda bottle blocking the only way into the overflow and yet he still ended up in it. he must have jumped OVER the plastic barrier.

Fish still amaze me as far as what they can and will do. LOL

So far I lost one of the really tiny chromis, he was floating on the sand one minute and the next my king crab had him and was having a snack. he was really tiny though, no signs of attack or sickness, i'm guessing he just couldnt take the stress of a new tank and that he was just a baby. :-(

Still have the t5's running without the canopy, we will have to cut out a section of the canopy to get it to go over the fixture so I need to wait on my husband for that little task. lol Been running the blues most of the day as I don't want to shock anything, I added a rock with gsp and a monti cap from the 40b into the 180g. Unfortunately I don't think the cap is gonna make it...... Started to fade under the orbits and it's not stopping under the t5's.

Well, off to be productive! LOL
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Old 07-24-2014, 09:04 PM   #183
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I'm having the same problem with my green monti. It started turning brown under the orbits. I have had my kessil for 4 weeks now and I noticed that my monti is still turning brown even on the new re groth. I don't think it will make it either. This picture is just after I got the kessil, it has turned more brown.

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Old 07-25-2014, 12:13 AM   #184
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See, that;'s what baffles me. We have a cut up soda bottle blocking the only way into the overflow and yet he still ended up in it. he must have jumped OVER the plastic barrier.

Fish still amaze me as far as what they can and will do. LOL

So far I lost one of the really tiny chromis, he was floating on the sand one minute and the next my king crab had him and was having a snack. he was really tiny though, no signs of attack or sickness, i'm guessing he just couldnt take the stress of a new tank and that he was just a baby. :-(

Still have the t5's running without the canopy, we will have to cut out a section of the canopy to get it to go over the fixture so I need to wait on my husband for that little task. lol Been running the blues most of the day as I don't want to shock anything, I added a rock with gsp and a monti cap from the 40b into the 180g. Unfortunately I don't think the cap is gonna make it...... Started to fade under the orbits and it's not stopping under the t5's.

Well, off to be productive! LOL
Sorry about the Chromis...sometimes fish can be fragile like you were saying.
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Old 07-25-2014, 02:36 AM   #185
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hey Melissa, yep. thats kinda what mine looks like but its white-ish where yours is brown. :-( Its just fading away it seems. I have it mid tank under good flow in the 180g but it's still not looking good. I'm guessing I waited too long to move it from the 40b and the orbits.
On the other side of that Monti rock I have is a really nice patch of gsp which seems to be doing really well. Took two days for it to come out but now it's flowing and nice and green.
I'm planning on doing some massive water changes over the next few days, I skipped the 180g due to adding so many small-ish fish, I didn't wanna freak them out. LOL Nitrates are still holding at between 10-15 so a really good change should drop it nicely. Also, thinking of putting the biopellet reactor back on the 180g. Clearly it wasnt the reason for the decline of the toadstool and other corals, so I'd like to give it another try. I don't think it helped tremendously with the nitrates and phosphates but it did, in my opinion, make a difference. I have the perfect reactor, a few bags of pellets so no reason to let them go to waste. lol
I have my reefkeeper up on ebay so i am hoping that i will have some money to re-invest in my fishies. Soem will have to go to bills but some should go back into aquaria since thats where it came from. LOL I am soo baddd.....
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Hows the alk in these systems with the browning corals?
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Hi mr X I have a problem with the alk I try to keep it around 9.0 or a little higher but as soon as I get higher it will drop to 7.0. Not to sure why but to keep it higher I have to dose alk just about every day.


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The alkalinity in the 180g is at about 9- 9.5 which is where I like it. Calcium is a little low around the 400 range and last time I checked magnesium it was about 1350? I think it was..... nothing seemed out of whack as far as parameters. the monti is even more whitiesh-brown today, I give it another 3 days or so and it will mostly be gone I think. Planning on a water change today or tomorrow but I doubt that will help the monti.

Sooo everyone, today was the Space Coast reef Conference!! they have it every year, but this year there was like no one there, no idea why, might be that people just had reefapalooza locally so they might have been burnt out on coral buying. lol

But since there wasnt a huge crowd, I absolutely cleaned up on the raffle! LOL here is a list of what I won and there are pictures below too. The first pictures will be of something that no one had any idea what it was. Please take a look guys and let me know what you think it is, MrX, you will probably have the answer, lol, but please anyone who knows let me know. My best guess is a bubble coral, but it is quite big, so not sure they typically come that big. lol
Anyways, I won:
The huge mystery coral
A 20+ head colony of acans
5 head acan
5 head acan
a candycane, just one lol
an elephant ear mushroom, it is over a foot in diameter! woohoo
40lbs of live purple reef saver rock. It is the fake purple stuff, but its like $10 a lb at my lfs so I think I did really well
2 passes to coral con in october
$50 gift card for top shelf
$50 gist card for reefersdirect
The ENTIRE line of dr tims one and only products. lol they make alot of stuff geez
AND an ORA clownfish tshirt! hahaha

I know its a alot of stuff, I generally win alot for some reason, the only luck I ever have I think. But if you guys know what the following coral is please post. Am really curious and its opening really slowly.










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And a FTS of the 40b. looks so balnd without lights on lol


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Wanted to link this post that i ran across today

Marine Depot Blog: 8 Things You Should NEVER Do When Starting a New Reef Aquarium


It's on the marinedepot page but is an awesome not to do list for new reefers. Wasnt sure if i could make a new thread for it being as its just a link to another page. lol

But if everyone who is new to reefing or even saltwater in general, read this and followed it then there would be alot more happy fishkeepers.

Also wasnt sure if I needed permission to repost the text here from marine depot so thats the reason for the above link. I usually dont tout things like that but it was such a god article.
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