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Old 04/25/2019, 10:05 PM   #176
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My alk is still very low and Iím trying to bring it up, but it seems to keep dropping. Corals appear happier now that Iíve performed a couple of water changes. Colors looking good too.

Left is Vivid Solar Flare and right is ASD Rainbow Mille


Front is Oregon Tort, behind it is RCA Baton Rouge, right is Arctic Aspera


Left is RRC Pink Cadillac, to the right is Pink Floyd finally taking off after over a year of stagnation


Zís Blue Floyd. It was completely brown a year ago, finally a gorgeous yellow


These two montis (sunset and chili pepper) have lived in the back corner for years. Canít really see them from the front, but grabbed this photo from above and thought the inter growth was interesting



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Old 06/13/2019, 12:38 PM   #177
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I guess I have a vacation curse, because every time I take a vacation some disaster befalls my tank. Last year there was a power outage while I was gone and following that I lost several thousand in SPS and my coral health never really rebounded to what it was pre-trip. This year an anemone somehow found its way out of its cage and into a powerhead within days of me leaving.

This anemone was in a cage for months and somehow got out within a couple days of me leaving the country? Really?! I leave town for work every other week and something like this happens when my wife and I are on the other side of the world?! Luckily an extremely good friend and reliable hobbyist in my neighborhood was available to perform an emergency water change and removed some dead fish. From my count I only have 3 fish left in the tank and I used to have over 20.


I returned home last night and was too tired to perform water tests, but without my grazing fish anymore, ulva exploded. I tore out what was growing near the surface of the tank and it was pretty substantial. Probably going to tear everything out and re-aquascape while Iím essentially fishless.



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Old 07/02/2019, 12:27 PM   #178
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What a bummer.
I'm very sorry to hear that.
I've been in your place, with a power failure during a trip, and it was the most frustrating moment that I ever had in this hobby.


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Old 08/17/2019, 07:27 PM   #179
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I broke down and couldnít take this slow mysterious death any longer. I drained the tank, dipped all the corals in witches hazel, Lugols, and potassium chloride. Then I ripped out all the palys and algae I could find, stirred up the sand bed, and replaced 100% of the water. I expect some coral losses, but if it resolves my phantom issue, itís a cost Iím willing to pay.

Ready to tear everything out and start dipping


9 hours later, rocks, corals, and fish are back in.



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Old 08/17/2019, 07:30 PM   #180
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I’d pull out the sand if I were in your shoes..


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Old 08/18/2019, 09:56 AM   #181
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Iíd pull out the sand if I were in your shoes..


I stirred up the sand and siphoned out the best I could. Did that a couple times over with saved tank water as to not sterilize it, but maintain the bacterial colonies in it.


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Old 09/18/2019, 08:57 PM   #182
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Tank has been looking much better lately, so I thought I would grab some photos tonight






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Old 09/19/2019, 05:39 AM   #183
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Looks great. Corals are looking really healthy.


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Old 09/24/2019, 08:14 PM   #184
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Old 10/20/2019, 07:44 PM   #185
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Maroon Lagoon 3.0 in the future. Just a teaser shot:



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Old 10/20/2019, 09:06 PM   #186
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Oh baby!!


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Old 10/26/2019, 08:35 PM   #187
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Can't wait.


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I'm not saying let's get rid of all the stupid people.* I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem work itself out.

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Old 10/26/2019, 09:46 PM   #188
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Tank has arrived...


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Old 10/26/2019, 09:48 PM   #189
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Damn that's sexy. Where did you source it?

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I'm not saying let's get rid of all the stupid people.* I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem work itself out.

Current Tank Info: 150g DT plumbed to an 80g frag tank and 220g sump in the basement. ~6-MP40s ~ 12 ATI powered t5s ~ Reefbrites and Radions supplementing ~ Custom GEO Skimmer ~ GEO CA Reactor 6x24~ Iwaki 70 Return ~
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Old 10/27/2019, 10:12 AM   #190
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Damn that's sexy. Where did you source it?

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Planet Aquariums. My LFS River City Aquaticís was able to get it for me through them.


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Old 11/05/2019, 09:52 AM   #191
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Well, Iím not sure how much livestock Iíll have to start the new tank with. I think Iíve lost at least 60% of my acros now. Probably 80% of what I had 2 years ago. Iím accumulating a lot of good CaRX media though.


On a brighter note, the stand is finally done for the new tank



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