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Old 05-26-2013, 04:02 PM   #241
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Tank as of now... Don't I wish... Hahaha...

Went to the aquarium of the pacific and thought I'd share with you guys some pics!
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:43 PM   #242
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Awesome awesome pictures!! looks like a really neat aquarium place! If you are ever in San Diego, you check out birch aquarium!
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:10 PM   #243
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Awesome awesome pictures!! looks like a really neat aquarium place! If you are ever in San Diego, you check out birch aquarium!
You know, we were going to go down to sea world this weekend for a getaway birthday gift from my bf. We had reservations out on the beach but my mom planned a dinner party and we had to cancel the night before. So one of these weekends we will head out that way we will deff put birch aquarium on the must see!!!
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:49 PM   #244
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Nice upgrade!
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:27 PM   #245
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Don't I wish!!!
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:27 PM   #246
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It's 5 o'clock somewhere!!! Cheers!! clean tank, clean house, clean laundry, clean lawn... I so deserve this.
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It's 5 o'clock somewhere!!! Cheers!! clean tank, clean house, clean laundry, clean lawn... I so deserve this.
Have a cold one for me

Oh and it's 5:00 here
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Have a cold one for me

Oh and it's 5:00 here
With pleasure!!!
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UPDATE

Tank is empty. I tore it down this morning/afternoon in order to catch all of my fish. It was a headache. Tomorrow starts the day of quarantine for 6 fish. The 6 fish that are still alive at least. I have managed to lose my lawnmower blenny, diamond goby, wrasse, banner fish and my pair of clown fish. As you can tell I was way over stocked. But I did regular water changes. However, my tang kept fighting ich. Needless to say the ones that died were the ones that hardly ate... Except for the clows I thought for sure they would be ok.

At the same time I had a huge issue with Cyanobacteria. I made the mistake of going to the corner water store and filling my top off with their RO water. Big mistake!!! It was full of silicates. I did that for a few weeks... that's when the headache came in. I had green slime and cyano everywhere... On my rock, corals, walls of the tank, sand bed. No matter how much I cleaned the sand bed it kept coming back. It kept growing like rapid fire!!! I'd clean it one day the next day there was twice as more. Obviously I was doing something wrong.

Today was the fourth start of tearing it to shreds in hopes that it won't return! If it does then I hope I don't give up on this saltwater stuff. It's totally depressing!!! I did a 50% water change, siphoned a lot of sand out that had cyano. Took out the rock and scrubbed the crap out of each one in a old tank water and hope I got every nook and cranny. All my levels are ideal. Everything is back to normal level wise. My hopes is that my phosphates stay low and ill cut back on my lighting to 8-10 hours. I think my lights were running 12 hours with the whites and blues.

Although this has been discouraging its been a huge lesson to me on what to do and what not to do. Needless to say only three of the six fish are going back into the tank after QT. the other three are going to the LFS after copper treatment, hypo and some mitrodonizol (However you spell that) and some other additive that goes with that. Ill get them back into shape and send them on their way to the LFS. So, after much thought ill need some help with stocking the tank again. Ill have two chromis, and a blue damsel in the tank (after the two months of having a barren tank). Ill keep the QT up and running to QT the new fish. The only thing that I really want in their is two clowns and a couple more chromis. Other than that everything is questionable. In all honesty I rather have a reef tank after this ich madness... But I miss my clowns. :/

So there's the scoop. It's been a long day. I'm pooped. My fish are pooped... But at least my DT looks good.



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Hang in there! As for fish I keep five and buy corals. Because fish are a pain. You have experience with cleaning the tank this is cake for you.
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