Well, I did my water change this morning, siphoned up as much of the red stuff off the substrate as I could, which is not easy since it's on cc. Still some some hairs of it floating on it, but best I could do. Also scrubbed the LR
that had small amounts on it and siphoned as I scrubbed. Also stirred up the cc substrate as I siphoned, it's only 1" deep so I'm not too worried up dredging up anything too toxic.
Tank looks so clear right now. Tests turned out great too, finally hit 0.0 on my nitrates, first time since I've put it up. My calcium is on the rise, up to 420. I attribute that to switching to Oceanic from IO. my calcium was always 360 with IO, but I tested a fresh batch of the Oceanic before putting it in the tank and it was at 460! So it's been gradually raising my levels. dKh
is at 11 (196 ppm
) but my PH is down to 7.8. Might have to get something to bring that up.
Corals look fully opened and happy, hermies are walking around. Might go get my first fish today. Also saw a single head of a duncan yesterday at Pet World, so might go get that too!
My cat Simon loves watching the hermits. Like a TV show for him. Wait until I put a fish in there, he's gonna go nuts!
Will keep at the cyano
in the meantime.