After 6 + years of keeping an SPS dominated tank I have been forced to start over due to a slow and painful tank crash. I'm not quite sure what to attribute the crash to whether it was old tank syndrome (if that is even a real thing), two hurricanes and prolonged power outages with no generator, sheer size of my SPS colonies and my not being able to keep up with my ca2 or dkh demand are all viable possibilities etc etc.
Anyway, after deducing that at least one problem was likely that
Well, we finally got internet access back last night so I thought that I would update the group on my reef’s status and how it made out with a 9 day power outage caused by Hurricane Irene that swept the east coast a few weeks ago. I was prepared only with a D battery operated air pump, air stone and a turkey baster thinking that this would suffice. I was wrong.
I have recently had a new bloom on algae that resembles HA and Bryopsis. I am looking for a positive ID and assistance with it's eradication. This algae began to grow on my maxima clam shell a few weeks back and has since spread to an adjacent piece of rock. As you know, clams do not like high flow so, that area is not devoid of flow but was specifically chosen becase of the relatively low flow in regard to the rest of the tank as well as placement to get the best light.
I discovered a setting on my camera that really does a great job at macro photography. I took these with my Cannon 8 mega pixel camera with the Manual setting selected and the macro option turned on. I was able to zoom in on the corals while in Macro, something I was not able to do with the camera in auto mode. I am wiating for my local club, CTARS, to start running a POTM, (Picture of the Month), event and am polishing my photography skills. Thanks for looking!