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Old 08-16-2013, 01:30 PM   #1321
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I'm sorry you can't figure out what is causing that red algae. I would think all the GFO resins and things you have would take care of it!
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:11 PM   #1322
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With all of them, phosphates are at .02. This wouldn't be an issue if I could use my ro/di instead of using di water from walmart and giant eagle. Either way, looks like alk is my real battle atm.
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:36 PM   #1323
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Well, ordered new salt, a mag test kit to complete my set, and some BRS 2 part to get the alk levels up. Going to be trying out Red Sea coral pro salt this time around over the Kent. I liked Kent, but with the alk issue continuing and it not being sold on BRS, thought I'd switch it up. Hear good things about red sea's salt so why not? Have a nice bucket instead of bags in a box this time too.
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So, After todays water change and removal of the algae from the sump...I noticed something. It wasn't as overwhelming as normal. Cool. So I go about my day not doing much else other than cold medicine and naps. I just noticed alittle bit ago that the algae that was growing in the display is slowly declining as well. Really cool.
Also working on the alkalinity issue until the kalk and such arrives this week. I'm hoping this also shows improvement on my blue symphodium that has been closed up for about a week.
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Old 08-20-2013, 02:06 PM   #1325
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So, After todays water change and removal of the algae from the sump...I noticed something. It wasn't as overwhelming as normal. Cool. So I go about my day not doing much else other than cold medicine and naps. I just noticed alittle bit ago that the algae that was growing in the display is slowly declining as well. Really cool.
Also working on the alkalinity issue until the kalk and such arrives this week. I'm hoping this also shows improvement on my blue symphodium that has been closed up for about a week.
Good job on the progress I hope it continues!
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:56 AM   #1326
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Thanks. There are always ups and downs. I've been mad at the flow in the tank. Now with the algae off the power heads the sand from under the clam is being pushed out from under it. As I'm investigating that, who do I see but the conch! Thought that guy was dead. Even limited to 55 gallons, the tank continues to surprise me. There is nothing like the feeling of something you thought was dead show back up again. Seeing one of the tiny Pom Pom crabs walk across the tank is always something. There are such neat creatures out there that we can tend too.
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Thanks. There are always ups and downs. I've been mad at the flow in the tank. Now with the algae off the power heads the sand from under the clam is being pushed out from under it. As I'm investigating that, who do I see but the conch! Thought that guy was dead. Even limited to 55 gallons, the tank continues to surprise me. There is nothing like the feeling of something you thought was dead show back up again. Seeing one of the tiny Pom Pom crabs walk across the tank is always something. There are such neat creatures out there that we can tend too.
Nice that you found your conch! I always wonder when I see a pom pom how many I have left. Had three but I seem to only see one at a time, on rare occasions I will see two at once. Here is a shot of one from last week, a day after I added the frogspawn frag.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:49 PM   #1328
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Funny today I got to see two of he pom pom crabs out at the same time. Could it be that all three are still there?

Anyways hope you are having some continued success!
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Old 08-24-2013, 05:47 PM   #1329
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Start talking about those little guys and guess who came out during feeding time today? Pom Pom crab. He has gotten pretty big too. Only question is where he left his anemones.
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So today was off to the store. Had coupons from Petco, for a fish and dog food. Sadly, no fish that would work in my system. They had a red and green rimmed mini carpet I wanted, but didn't want to chance where it went with he tank so stocked.
I then happened through my lfs. Sponge crabs, 'squid tentacle' anemone, and dragonettes galore! And massive dragonettes too, bigger than my thumb. But what is coming home with me is a very active purple firefish. I always wanted one and one of the 3 was really active. He dug into the gravel to hide real quick when they went to get him. Here is hoping he doesn't jump out my open tank! With no overly aggressiveness in my tank I'm not too worried. He has tons of rock and sand to hide.
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