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Well it has been quite a while since I have posted anything so I will give a quick rundown of how things have been going.
First off sadly I have been a little busy caught in life to really take great care of my tank (second child born, in-laws in town, oldest back to school, etc.) so it has been running on autopilot for a while. I am fighting a fairly large hair algae problem currently and I think it stems from me not adding any live rock when I did the tank restart at the beginning
ok so I seem to have an issue with receding tissue on LPS corals that I have kept for years successfully. I first started noticing these issues after I lost all my sps as I have unsuccessfully raised sps since installing my bio-pellet reactor I took it offline, cleaned it, and stowed it away. The problems persisted and I thought perhaps since some bryopsis has persisted and lived in my refugium that maybe it was a cause (plus since the fuge was extremely dirty since I was having a hard time getting
A couple little quick hits I wanted to share. As of Sunday December 23rd I officially added the first sps corals to the newly restarted tank. The best coral LFS in the area started ordering from ORA and have hired better employees that have that store really turning around so seeing some SPS I really could not resist so I purchased a purpleish acropora and a BoP Birdsnest which I dipped, acclimated, dimmed the lights down a bit, and within 10 minutes of placing them in the tank the polyps were fully
Hello fellow addicts! As many of you know I recently did a tank restart so 70% of all my water is new, no additives added, no corals yet, and lots of testing done. Currently I am working on stabilizing my parameters but first I need to get them all where they should be and I am wanting to do sps and lps in this tank so I want to maintain them at the right levels and keep them as rock solid as possible. After 13 days of running I am at:
As many of you know I had decided to do a restart on my tank and correct earlier mistakes/lack of knowledge from when I started my tank 2 years ago. Several of my corals were dead or dying and I had placed corals into my tank that I later realized was a mistake (Xenia, blue clove polyps, ect...) I looped my pump return from my sump back into my sump again, kept the skimmer running, maintained a constant temperature, maintained choeto in the refugium, and kept the biopellet reactor operational to