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Old 02-07-2014, 06:20 PM   #41
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I'd like to keep my small patches of algea around for my hermits to snack on. How can I safely provide nutrients for them?!? I keep my lights on pretty long 12 hours. To help it grow but it's just not enough haha
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Old 02-07-2014, 07:17 PM   #42
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Old 02-08-2014, 01:16 AM   #43
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Flashback to week 2? After I added my substrate and LR I read about people using shrimp in the water for a few days to help develop some ammonia and get the BB growing. Lol so I've always felt with freshwater tanks. The protien skimmer is a new piece of equipment for me. I got it in my head to blend up some seawater and my shrimp. Lol it's worked I guess Bc the ammonia spiked and slowly went down over te last 3 wells. But the night I put the shrimp juice on my tank I came home to a massive amount of bubbles and my entire house smelled like dead fish there was so much dissolved shrimp in the water the bubbles from the skimmer pushed the lid of the cup loose and the entire good of my aquarium was covered in shrimp gunk


But my question. Now tht I've got moving living pooping creatures in my tank. How should I watch and adjust my skimmer ?
And what fun facts should I know about them.
The skimmer is the stock skimmer for a REDSEA max 130d. I'll post the specs later tonight
This is hilarious made me laugh. I'm new too saltwater tanks too. You description is awesome

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Old 02-08-2014, 03:51 PM   #44
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Week six day 2
Flame angel likes the tank. Click image for larger version

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He didn't take the mysis I trie to feed
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And my hermits eat the patches in the tonga branch. I keep my lights on long period to encourage its growth a little
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:08 PM   #46
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Week seven Did parameter test
Nitrates around 5-10ppm did a ten gallon WC.
Used the filtered water from walmart. Says it ro filtered water
Well see.
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:10 PM   #47
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Did water test yesterday
All zero nitrates near zero.
All my algea has been eaten haha
The flame angel and hermits gobble it all up
There's a small amount of red slime on my zoo frag.
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:21 PM   #48
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Feeding reef nutrition "oyster feast".
Says 100-200 microns. Is this suitable to target fees the button polyps?

I also removed the bio balls in the back of the tank underneath the skimmer. I believe they were become a nitrate trap. Lots of junk all over them. Clouded the water.
I changed all filter floss. Turned the lights off to reduce some of te stress on my guys. And added new "de-nitrate". To combat all the junk I just introduced into my water. It's super late so I'll re test parameters tommorrow after work
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I run my reef tank off of the RO water from walmart and have been for a year due to manure leaching into my well. All those chunks really clogged up my RO/DI quickly to the point where it wasn't cost effective. I don't have any big issues with it...I have a red turf algae 'issue', but it isn't overwhelming and I have it kept in check. So, I call it 'good enough'. Just make sure you are on top of things, as having a creature like a flame scallop that have such high mortality rates in our tanks lead to big issues with phosphates due to feeding them. It is a double edged sword that usually leads to disaster or, at minimum, death of the scallop and an algae issue that takes awhile to resolve.
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