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Old 06-30-2013, 02:07 PM   #41
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That is pretty crazy about your anemone. They must be really happy. Keep us posted with your controller results. It might be an eventual purchase on my end after an upgrade.
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Old 06-30-2013, 04:32 PM   #42
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It`s looking pretty good Rick. Thanks for the update.
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Old 10-19-2013, 05:09 AM   #43
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Well haven't updated in awhile. Been busy with the baby and just enjoying life in general.

Unfortunately, our family went on vacation for a few weeks and the house sitters over fed the tank (even though I put the required daily amount into pill containers). "They looked so hungry" it seems. Unfortunately trates and phosphates went through the roof and I ended up loosing all my sps corals except for a few monti's, one acro, and my cabbage pavona coral.

I've been slowly acquiring new acro frags and small colonies to replace the ones I lost. Things are slowly getting back to normal in the tank. Here's a recent FTS.
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:16 AM   #44
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Well that sucks! We were only gone for 4 days and I left detailed instructions for the guy I had come over. It's almost like you need to have a reefer tank sit to be sure nothing bad happens. I know acros are sensitive but had no idea they could be wiped out if n03and p04 came up a little- i would at least expect a little more drawn out death w a little bleaching or recession first. How high was n03 po4?
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:18 AM   #45
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Old 10-19-2013, 12:19 PM   #46
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Well that sucks! We were only gone for 4 days and I left detailed instructions for the guy I had come over. It's almost like you need to have a reefer tank sit to be sure nothing bad happens. I know acros are sensitive but had no idea they could be wiped out if n03and p04 came up a little- i would at least expect a little more drawn out death w a little bleaching or recession first. How high was n03 po4?
Yeah tell me about it! I may just ask some of the folks at my LFS to come over to handle the aquarium care and make sure our friends don't touch the tank.

When I came home the trates were at 20, and phosphates were off the charts. My trates are usually sitting around 0.5 ppm. I have the Elos expertline phosphates kit and it only goes up to 0.14 ppm. This has been perfect for my needs since I try not to go about .06 or so. I didn't even bother taking a sample to the LFS to check. I knew it was bad.
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Old 10-20-2013, 12:26 AM   #47
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Fixed up a few things. The impellers on my two Koralia 1400's went bad a few weeks ago and started to split at the seams. To be honest I wasn't sure if they went bad when I put them on the Hydor wave controller. Either way, I contacted Hydor and they replaced both impellers free of charge. They are also sending 2 new covers so that they will not run in reverse when used on the wave controller. Their customer service is really top notch. I was really thinking about getting a Jebao wp40 for my tank, but their horrid customer service (if any) has been scaring me away. After my experience with hydor, I may just grab another of their large powerheads.

Attached is a pic of a busted impeller next to a new one in case this helps anyone at some point. You can see the damage and oxidation of the old shaft.
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Also decided to change out my RODI filters. I had planned to replace the filters after a year of use, but waited an additional year out of pure laziness.

In my defense, the TDS coming out was still reading 0 and I could notice no effect in my tank. I just decided to change them since I had the filters lying around and from what others have said that it prolongs the RO membrane with regular filter replacement.

Attached is a pic of my sediment filter, which to be honest, doesn't look very "dirty". I've seen the sediment filters on the rodi filters of other hobbyists, and mine looks almost brand new in comparison. Not bad for 2 years of use i guess.

Would anyone happen to have more detailed info as to why rodi filters should be replaced at least yearly?
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Old 10-26-2013, 04:25 AM   #49
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I ended up purchasing two gigs last week. I've been looking for a couple of these guys for quite some time. They were doing ok in the DT for a couple days.





Unfortunately one isn't doing so well. I'm currently treating in QT. The purple one is doing fairly well with minimal pellets. The Blue unfortunately is not. Hopefully things will turn around in the next few days. Absolutely love these anemones. Really hoping both turn out ok.

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really cool anemones, I hope they make it

that kind are they? I dont know what a gig is.

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