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Just now, --chris-- said:

HA!  I saw them, I 'sped read' from 2013 onward.  I have had some bad luck, I think everyone does.  Its just....no one posts it!  

 

Besides your tank was amazing, I need some inspiration for my own 36x24 footprint tank 🙂

thanks man. It had a good run from 2012-2013. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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--chris--

So where are you at with reef'ing at this moment?  Going easy, taking a break? 

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TheKleinReef
12 hours ago, --chris-- said:

So where are you at with reef'ing at this moment?  Going easy, taking a break? 

 

Planning and saving up. I have a build thread reserve in my sig that kinda shows the direction I want to go but I’m just planning stuff out now. 

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New things:

 

44670493110_1760ba56aa_k.jpg_RMK2521 by Roger Klein, on Flickr

 

44670493390_8c5b1e5064_k.jpg_RMK2520 by Roger Klein, on Flickr

 

44670493850_2aea37475b_k.jpg_RMK2516 by Roger Klein, on Flickr

 

This came out of no where, started growing from a spot on the rock.

32614850878_307f6003e1_k.jpg_RMK2510 by Roger Klein, on Flickr

 

still have clyde.

44670494370_420d0ed591_k.jpg_RMK2509 by Roger Klein, on Flickr

 

44670495310_f37379cf7d_k.jpg_RMK2507 by Roger Klein, on Flickr

 

44670495900_25fa7a2a27_k.jpg_RMK2505 by Roger Klein, on Flickr

 

44670496460_bd1dc770e0_k.jpg_RMK2504 by Roger Klein, on Flickr

 

44670496990_18105b2dbc_k.jpg_RMK2503 by Roger Klein, on Flickr

 

This disaster is also a work in progress.

32614961018_6d8313e495_k.jpgUntitled by Roger Klein, on Flickr

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TheKleinReef

If anyone can help me equalize the clocks on apex, and make the graphs show up I’ll give you $100. 

 

 

Im NEVER getting a Neptune apex again. 

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ninjamyst

my biggest regret is getting an Apex and their DOS

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picoreef78

Same here. Only two pumps, expensive and my Apex controller suddenly crashed. Againts my better judgment bought a replacement controller for 200 dollars. 

 

I have not been using the system fully for 2 years now. But I am going on an extended trip and need to get some dosing and automatic feeding going. 

 

 

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TheKleinReef

welp, it's been a while.

tbh i'm surprised I even logged in.

 

I changed out the sand last year, and that was a huge mistake. Most of it fused into huge chunks of sand and I have no idea why.

I'm also struggling with this nasty fuzzy green algae that only grows on the sand and won't go away no matter what. I spent 2 hours siphoning it out, and i'm sure it'll al be back before I leave on Friday.

 

regardless. here's a pic.

hard to believe this tank ever looked good. it's cursed now.

 

49124059596_dd5d4d8f64_k.jpg11/25/19 by roger klein, on Flickr

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mitten_reef
11 minutes ago, TheKleinReef said:

welp, it's been a while.

tbh i'm surprised I even logged in.

 

I changed out the sand last year, and that was a huge mistake. Most of it fused into huge chunks of sand and I have no idea why.

I'm also struggling with this nasty fuzzy green algae that only grows on the sand and won't go away no matter what. I spent 2 hours siphoning it out, and i'm sure it'll al be back before I leave on Friday.

 

regardless. here's a pic.

hard to believe this tank ever looked good. it's cursed now.

 

49124059596_dd5d4d8f64_k.jpg11/25/19 by roger klein, on Flickr

fish look happy 🙂, what corals you have left look pretty happy too.

 

re: your fuzzy algae, is it a little fuzz ball that just rolls around sticking to a few grains of sand here and there?  the stuff on the sand bed looks like what I used to have, and I ended up removing the entire sandbed, then found out that I have a major detritus deposit in one of my AIO chamber.  it never came back since I cleaned out the sand bed AND the back AIO.  Long story short, you may just have some major nutrient sink somewhere in the system that is fueling that algae.  

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Just now, mitten_reef said:

fish look happy 🙂, what corals you have left look pretty happy too.

 

re: your fuzzy algae, is it a little fuzz ball that just rolls around sticking to a few grains of sand here and there?  the stuff on the sand bed looks like what I used to have, and I ended up removing the entire sandbed, then found out that I have a major detritus deposit in one of my AIO chamber.  it never came back since I cleaned out the sand bed AND the back AIO.  Long story short, you may just have some major nutrient sink somewhere in the system that is fueling that algae.  

 

I'd hate to remove the sandbed again, cause that's what I did last year, thinking that would help.  I am going to do a major cleanup of the sump. Maybe i need to clean up the back chamber of my overflow. never even thought of that. thanks.

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ninjamyst

I have green cyano that comes back every morning after I clean the sand the night before.  It's sooooo annoying.  I got some Dr. Tim's Refresh and Waste Away coming to try and knock it back.  Your yellow tang is as chubby as ever!  If you need corals, let me know.  I am literally throwing zoas away....

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5 hours ago, ninjamyst said:

I have green cyano that comes back every morning after I clean the sand the night before.  It's sooooo annoying.  I got some Dr. Tim's Refresh and Waste Away coming to try and knock it back.  Your yellow tang is as chubby as ever!  If you need corals, let me know.  I am literally throwing zoas away....

I have that filefish so they’d just be food. I should sell that fish tbh. 

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Did a nasty overhaul. Siphoned out a lot of algae. Siphoned out probably two inches of s—- from the overflow chamber. (Got a thousand needles from a bristle worm lodged in my finger). Cleaned up the fuge. Soaked every pump in vinegar. Cleaned out the sump. Cable management. 
 

hopefully this gets it back on track. 
I have some sps that are doing fine but man that algae is rough. 

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teenyreef

I siphon out the back chambers about every third water change, it seems to help a lot. Do you ever clean the sand with a siphon? 

 

I can't really see the algae in the FTS, for what it's worth. 

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On 11/30/2019 at 10:05 PM, teenyreef said:

I siphon out the back chambers about every third water change, it seems to help a lot. Do you ever clean the sand with a siphon? 

 

I can't really see the algae in the FTS, for what it's worth. 

That's because I siphoned out a lot of it.

The sand has been iffy. A lot of it has fused into huge clumps that are nearly impossible to break without a hammer. The areas that haven't fused together have been siphoned out regularly though. I think the 2" of sediment in the back chamber was a huge nutrient sink. Thinking back, I don't think I've ever cleaned it out.

 

I also have a lot of pics sitting on my dslr, but i've been too lazy to edit and post them... 😛

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49230382878_3ff0190566_k.jpg_RMK3811 by roger klein, on Flickr

 

49231074007_307e7fb2d2_k.jpg_RMK3810 by roger klein, on Flickr

 

49230848256_d673566382_k.jpg_RMK3798 by roger klein, on Flickr

 

49230383088_e384b55360_k.jpg_RMK3869 by roger klein, on Flickr

 

49231074197_ab1b912400_k.jpg_RMK3868 by roger klein, on Flickr

 

49230383188_c12b95cf65_k.jpg_RMK3850 by roger klein, on Flickr

 

49230383243_66617ed9f9_k.jpg_RMK3846 by roger klein, on Flickr

 

49230383278_a251968a44_k.jpg_RMK3839 by roger klein, on Flickr

 

macro... i still got it

49230848576_193528401a_h.jpg_RMK3832 by roger klein, on Flickr

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Update from the parents say the algae is slowly fading away. Looks like the big clean out was just what the tank needed. 
 

PS. Follow my future build thread cause my tile just got done and my equipment list is being finalized!!!! Gemme that advice pls. 

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Since adding the 30g refugium I think the skimmer has been under performing. Parents picked up the skimz 167 DC model rated for A high bioload 120G. Hopefully this helps. I may end up grabbing this skimmer for my 75 setup. 

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Sharbuckle

Happy to see this tank getting back on track. Beautiful shots of coral and fish! 

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