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Old 08-19-2015, 10:05 PM   #2191
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Without digging through 2200 posts, I'll just ask. Does this tank still have play sand as substrate?

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Old 08-19-2015, 10:06 PM   #2192
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No, this tank is aggregate.
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Old 08-19-2015, 10:17 PM   #2193
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What the blue blazes is aggregate? Even a Google search couldn't tell me

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Aragonite?
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Old 08-19-2015, 10:51 PM   #2194
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It's this stuff:
CaribSea Arag-Alive
And here you can learn some about aggregates, though what we put in our tanks is different from this stuff:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Construction_aggregate
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Sorry if I am bringing up an already answered Question but was the derasa clam you had before kept in the same system?

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Old 08-20-2015, 12:09 PM   #2196
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Old 08-20-2015, 02:20 PM   #2197
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Old 08-25-2015, 04:51 PM   #2198
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Thought I'd share this neat link with you guys, free guide to staghorns:
Revision of Acropora & Isopora, a free guide to Staghorn Corals
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Work and such has kept me too far from my tank and I'm not pleased with how things are going. My clams should be doing well and there isn't any mantle extension. Going to try to move the maximas as they are the least happy and I think that the derasa is simply adjusting to the lighting as it is opening. Though none of them have laid down a foot, I believe that due to the maxima being totally unhappy with their location.
Part of the issue I believe is that my one powerhead kicked the bucket. Cut down on my chaotic flow and dead spots in the tank. Going to see if I can get it up and running again tonight after work, but if not I'll stay up and do a water change...then use the powerhead that circulates the water there in the tank. This will open up the ability to siphon out the dead spots and lower issue parameters...though never showing up on any tests still believe the nitrate being a false 0 and the food source for the cotton candy algae and possible clam issue.
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Been a hard month. I have been continued to dose the Red Sea nopox to lower nitrates.
I have switched over to a different salt. It is interesting as it is a synthetic salt. Mixes very well and makes salinity great.
That said, both maxima are dead and gone. My golden hammer also followed suit. The derasa is most likely going to do the same. Nothing else stressed but flourishing. Mind boggled...
Tomorrow is water change day and off we go.


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