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Old 09-05-2012, 07:28 PM   #711
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You mean the big red sponge? Ugh, I hate that thing.
Whaaaat?! Why?? Its purdy!
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:39 PM   #712
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I just can't keep build up off of it. In a high flow tank. Hurts my brain. If never do it again. Be room for another coral!
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:19 AM   #713
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So, I have been pondering. On my 55, I do a weekly 5 gal water change. That is just shy of 10%. No issues in the tank and, I'll be honest, I just don't test anymore. Now that the octopus has started skimming the issues in my tank have plunged down to trying to figure out my silly SPS issues, which I believe comes down to lighting and I will continue to adjust. Well, that is slightly untrue. My candy cane continues to be a pain in my side. I put it right beside my blue trumpet, which is doing quite well. Same level, same flow...yet the candy cane continues to struggle and die off. Like I've said time and time again, I'll never own another one.

So, my head scratcher is this. Should I do slightly larger water changes? Am I just looking for problems to solve at this point?

Also, my current dirty secret is that I have been testing out PurpleUp on my reef. Had been quite disgruntled regarding my coraline growth considering how my sps are actually growing. After several weeks of dosing I actually noticed some significant growth. I then stopped adding it for 2 weeks. No real noticeable growth. So I dosed again yesterday before work after I target fed my clam, which I just feel it might be too late for.

Oh, so now that I've painted the back of my tank black how am I supposed to clean it? Using the magfloat is almost impossible and my tank's toothbrush isn't tough enough to get it off. Any ideas?
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:15 AM   #714
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Test your water if u don't need a water change hold off bc my guy told me when doin water changes u are removing bacteria from the water which might need to stay in the the tank. I haven't done a WC in 6 weeks I test my water for certain things every week not all. And I'm running great.
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:46 AM   #715
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Test your water if u don't need a water change hold off bc my guy told me when doin water changes u are removing bacteria from the water which might need to stay in the the tank. I haven't done a WC in 6 weeks I test my water for certain things every week not all. And I'm running great.
You are removing nitrates and gunk if you are vacuuming. Beneficial bacteria is not in the water that you are taking out.
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Well, there is very little bacteria in the water column of your tank. Most of it is on the rock and sand. In terms of not doing a water change for 2 months...I just won't do it. In my FOWLR tank I don't do the water changes weekly, but it is obvious. There is algae on my rocks, something that isn't acceptable in my reef.
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So my bw clown is acting like she is getting ready to be hosted by my flowerpot...stupid fish. Maybe I'll print a pic off of one with a men...maybe them she will get the picture.

Added 1k pods last night and it came w/more few zoas. This frag is actually large and I'm interested to see what it is once it opens up, so far 3 have skirts showing and they are orange. Free bam bams? Score. If they aren't bams, be interesting to see what they are.
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So my bw clown is acting like she is getting ready to be hosted by my flowerpot...stupid fish. Maybe I'll print a pic off of one with a men...maybe them she will get the picture.

Added 1k pods last night and it came w/more few zoas. This frag is actually large and I'm interested to see what it is once it opens up, so far 3 have skirts showing and they are orange. Free bam bams? Score. If they aren't bams, be interesting to see what they are.
Yay for free coral! Boo for silly clowns! Tell her to leave that flowerpot alone! Or at least post a picture of her by it.... Lol!
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Orange skirt with blue/white middle. Nice.
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Orange skirt with blue/white middle. Nice.
I like those!!
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