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Old 04-15-2010, 05:05 AM   #31
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How is the clown doing? ...also sorry about the 125 reef
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Old 04-15-2010, 05:10 AM   #32
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Floyd: "Ok, might have that, but this is really only for 24-48 hours, until I can drain the tank, replace tubing, sand out a few scratches on the acrylic (inside), and refill. I have a 92 corner bow that I've been looking for a reason to set up, but I would have to move tanks around to get that fired up. I have a 37 ready to go, just have to jury-rig a filter. So would I really need 100g?"

haha i love how we always assume the job can be finished so quickly and easily...i do it all the time
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Old 04-17-2010, 12:03 AM   #33
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I've been so busy I didn't get a chance to post this, but I filled the tank on Monday, took 1 trip in the afternoon before they opened (115g), and another at 9m when they closed. Here's my van from the 2nd trip (110g)



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I added 1/2 bag of salt on Tuesday or something like that and that brought it right to 1.025 the next day.

The LR is in the tub still and not throwing ammonia. It's going in the tank tomorrow, along with some still-live bio-balls and some dried ones I intend to take the hose to.

Mixing up 20g of fresh SW for the 37g and going to do a big PWC. I'll have to pull some water from the DT when I add all the LR, so I'll use that for another PWC tomorrow, trying to ratchet down the Nitrates (still around 200-250, haven't done a PWC in a while).

Meanwhile, my 55 FW at home has gone 2 weeks without a PWC and well over a month without a filter cleaning, but Nitrates are still under 40. However my 10g with way, way too many fry in it had pH off the bottom of the low scale and Nitrates off the top. 50% PWC brought pH to 7 but Nitrates still way up. Ugh.
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Excellent job Floyd. That tank is looking brand spankin new.
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I put the LR back in today, as well as 1/2 of the bio-balls from the 37 QT and an equal amount of rinsed/dried bio-balls. So finally, you're first look at the tank with substrate and decor....drum roll please...





They had removed a bunch of the LR and put it in a FW goldfish waterfall wall that they have near the entrance, so I took that out of there and I'm going to clean it up and put it in as well. They took the coolest looking pieces out for some reason.

Also there was some red lava rock and a tan lava style rock in the tank originally, and some is still in the waterfall. All of it is going back in the waterfall, so the DT will look like it should.

The only other thing that I think is missing is a mechanical filter above the bio-ball chamber, there's a ridge around the top where it looks like you're supposed to put egg crate or something, so that's what I'll do, then take some plastic and drill holes in it and lay a piece of polyfill on top of that so the water gets distributed over all the bio-balls. Right now most of it just plunges down in 2 columns of water and the rest of the bio-balls aren't really performing any function, or minimal at best. There's no way this setup could handle a decent bio-load IMO without some mod.
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Today was the big day, I put the Yellow Tang back in the tank. I put him in about 3.5g water in a 5g bucket, brought a bucket of mixed SW and RODI top off water, and 2 buckets of bio-balls from the QT. While I was drip acclimating (really just cutting the water due to Nitrates still at 75-100 in the QT) I put in the bio-balls and dumped the SW in. I filled the fish bucket, dumped all but 1g, then filled again and netted the Tang and put him in.

At this point is where I learned about the barb at the tail. He got stuck in the net and it took about 30 seconds or so to get him free, he shook loose on his own thankfully. But what is interesting is that after I got him out of the QT, as I was putting the lid on the bucket I found what I thought was a splinter in my hand. As if turns out, it was one of the tang's barbs from his tail!!! I later dug it out of the trash.

So now he's short one barb. Do you think that is anything that could result in death? I'm guessing not, it's not like it's a hornet or something.

Now that I know about the barb, I'm thinking that when I do add fish, I should add them all at once, because I'm now learning that you should really add the Yellow Tang last, and get a small one. I'm doing the opposite here so hopefully adding him first and him being the biggest won't cause a huge problem, especially with so much room in the tank.

Oh well.
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It should be ok since it's a big tank. Did the barb hurt much?
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Just was poking out of the side of my hand, it wasn't in that far, but it felt like a big splinter or a dry, stiff pine needle maybe
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Cool. XD
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Just a quick update, since I've got the week off of work (between jobs) I'll be getting a bit of work done. Yesterday I finally got the protein skimmer put back in (Yellow Tang has been in for about 3 weeks) and added the 2nd power head back in, along with some home-made flow directors. The power heads are installed in such a way that the flow is directed slightly downward and into the corners, which blows the substrate all around, so I bought a couple of black PVC 90 degree corners and sanded down the inside so that they pop over the outflow jet, and now I can control the direction of the flow. It worked out pretty slick!

The KH is becoming a slight issue. It started out around 7.0 after the initial fill, so I added about 650mL of Brightwell Alkalin8.3 solution (mixed from powder) over a couple days to bring it up to 10 before adding the Tang. Since then I've been monitoring it and added 40mL about twice a week to keep it above 8. On 5/4 it was about 8.2, and 5/10 (yesterday) it was about 8.0-8.3.

Also last week I installed a couple of plexiglass plates into the sump with holes drilled in them to distribute the water flow over the bio-balls and allow for adding a piece of polyfiber pad for mechanical filtration as the water was getting murky (and it wasn't Ammonia). It worked out super slick also, I'll have to post pics. Thanks to my Dad for manufacturing the plates!!!

The LR is starting to get a reddish haze on top and I've had to wipe down the inside front due to algae growth, so that's good and bad maybe. Hopefully the red algae didn't survive the whole process and it's Coralline algae growth that I'm seeing, but I'm thinking now would be a good time to replace the light bulbs. Right now only 10KKs are going as there is only one actinic, and all those are way old I'm sure.

I'm thinking that after 3 weeks with the Tang in the tank with no skimmer, and new substrate, it's time to do a PWC and vac the gravel before putting the rest of the LR back in. And what better time to get it done than when I hvae nothing else to do?
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