Nice! Sounds like its doing very well.
I'd be out fishing every night if that was my back yard too. Might have to trade the reef for a small boat.
It sounds like you are doing all you can for the time being. Testing frequently is best.
well today i added more sand rather than spread it i decided to leave the rocks alone....for now, i also pulled out any dead coral but left any which were still hanging on.
my refractometer is reading 1.005 on fresh RODI here, im not sure if got bumped during transport but the adjustor screw is rusted stuck so i decided to play it safe and adjust my salinity somewhere arounf 1.023 which gives me a little wiggle room till i can get a new one, other than that the water is looking good sofar, just added a bit more bio pellets to compensate for the increase in water volume, i need to get my mag 5 hooked up to that reactor to replace the maxi900
Don't get too ambitious. When I have a coral decline, I tend to leave it alone so whatever still remains will have a fighting chance. I think manhandling, cutting and mounting corals in delicate / declining condition seals their fate. You can always cut out the good part later when it has stabilized.
I had a nice colony of one SPS, and 99.8% of it died. One solitary dot of life remained, and I left the piece in my tank. That dot now has three polyps, and when it is a little bigger I'll get in there and retrieve it.
It really does suck, i think today im going to place my rocks how i want them and then sort through all the "dead" SPS and clip off any surviving parts, i dont have frag plugs but i have live rock sheets i cut with a bandsaw which will do for now
Ugh! So many lost SPS. It's just heartbreaking to see. I'm so sorry it didn't go as planned.
Any remaining life, hang onto it. Remember you only need a few polyps to start again, and these will grow into colonies again.
it could of been anything including stress of the move, a small cycle, salinity swing, temp swings who knows....
So, what do you think caused this mass death?
well no water on the floor but....a post is coming!
The good news is I have the neighbour watching the tank, he said everything seems okay! No water on the floor as for livestock I'm not sure, but at this point I won't be too upset
wow man that sounds like a pain
honestly that is a heck of a move, i moved my 75 gallon to another room and it took 14 hours and i inevitably ended up losing a couple things. With everything you had to endure and go through for this move I would say any type of loss is to be expected but if the tank is just fine and you keep 80% of your livestock it has been a success
Hopefully no surprises will happen while you are so far away.
hey guys sorry for the late reply! more or less everything went....okay, but i will never move an aquarium and livestock on the same day ever ever again.
we started packing up the van by 8am and didnt have it done till nearly 12:30, we ended up running out of space so ALOT of drygoods and tools couldnt come with us. it turns out the van we got didnt have AC so bytime we got to the new house around 7pm the heat and stress had gotten to me and i definitly wasnt feeling too well
it took about 2 hours to get everything level and in place, by 9pm i began to fill the tank with sand and new SW bytime i had the tank half full and at temp it was 1am thats when i added the older water, some old sand and all the rock! it was about 3am and i decided to call it a night, the temp was holding about 80 degrees in the corals coolers and the fish were doing okay in there bucket with an airline
i was up bright an early yesterday to finish the plumbing and add the last buckets of water to the sump, the tank was still cloudy but i had to get going! so all the coral was added, followed by the fish.
the skimmer was going absoloutly crazy untill about 45min beofre we left with it dialed wayyy down, so here is for hoping it will be okay! i have a hose from the collection cup to a bucket in anticipation of alot of skimate! i lost a couple pieces of coral due to unknown reasons...probabuly sitting in a cooler for 24hrs, i dont have any pictures but i will be back wednesday to take lots and to see if i have a mess to clean up!
.... and we want pictures!
it is saturday and by this time I expect your probably aquascaping a bit and checking parameters for inhabitants to be dropped in. I hope everything went well and as closer to according to plan as possible. Keep us updated please
You'll probably want to rinse out the sandbed, as cyano mentioned. It's a big drive, I think he said 600km.
You may end up with adding the fish the next day after the water has cleared overnight. Be sure to run an airpump and heater in the fish barrel to maintain oxygen and temperature.
Do you really have to line the vehicle with vapor barrier insulation? Sounds time consuming.
how far are you traveling? why not either replacing your sand bed entirely or rinsing and cleaning your sand rather than trying to keep it wet and cycled?
Looks like you've gotten your answer. There's also a 4-switch version that is also 15 amps, which can be a good choice for specific needs where an 8-switch might not fit... or might be overloaded with plugs.
Guitar Center carries them too, if you have one near you.