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I just caught up on your thread! The colonies look really nice in the dt and I love the look of the Mame overflow with the frosted back glass. Too bad they don't make glass MP10's :lol:

What's rusting on your MP10's? I don't think I've ever seen one rust. 

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1 hour ago, teenyreef said:

I just caught up on your thread! The colonies look really nice in the dt and I love the look of the Mame overflow with the frosted back glass. Too bad they don't make glass MP10's :lol:

What's rusting on your MP10's? I don't think I've ever seen one rust. 

I'm getting some rust-like coloration on the ceramic impeller of both of my MP10's. They're both about 5 years old now.

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I've seen a little discoloration on my older ones but it didn't look like rust to me...maybe I should look again! The shaft underneath the sleeve looks like stainless steel. 

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Tank is looking amazing, really nice job :).

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Boys n girls. The tank continues to progress downwards. My 1 year old birdsnest colony has STN'd pretty badly, and I have a nice layer of cyano covering my sand in the foreground. Furthermore, I've lost the pink Milli minicolony and the SPS are overall slowly losing coloration and polyp extension.

 

I am near my wits end with this tank; a year ago, I could do anything I wanted and my tank would still thrive. Now, I can't seem to keep any hard corals alive despite tight maintenance and testing. 

 

I will give this tank 2 more months before a complete tear down and restart. I dosed chemiclean 1 night ago, and tonight will mark the end of my first treatment. I subsequently plan on performing a 5g water change, and run another treatment of chemiclean (given the cyano still present in the display and frag display section in the sump). From this Thursday to next Thursday I will perform daily 5-10 gallon water changes with a new bucket of salt, to provide the tank with completely fresh water (in case there is contamination in my salt mix). 

 

Then I plan on dropping down to weekly 5g water and carbon changes weekly. If this doesn't help things turn around, it might just be time for a complete restart.

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For those of you who are still following my thread, things have somewhat come around with the STN after the massive water changes. Chemiclean made no dent on my cyano.

 

I also picked up a 4 Bulb 24W ATI Powermodule (Oldschool) with a Reef-Brite Tech Strip from a fellow local reefer for dirt cheap. I think I'm gonna run it over display instead of my duo. Any recommendations for bulb combinations?

 

On a great note, I also have a 17x10x9H Rimless tank, which I plan on plumbing into my system. I'll run it as the SPS exclusive frag tank, lit with a duo. I'll also keep the sump-frag-compartment running as well and use it for LPS/Zoas.

 

 

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Here are some pics! With the Nanobox Duo @ 100 blue, 40 whites, I was getting about 150 PAR @ sandbed and about 250 PAR at SPS.

 

I'm running 2x Coral + and 2x Blue + in the ATI. I'm getting 240 PAR @ sandbed and 300-390 PAR where the SPS are mounted.

 

36395606744_4391d17d4e_z.jpgimage by Xiaoxi Yang, on Flickr

37042548956_6672aa0c20_z.jpgimage by Xiaoxi Yang, on Flickr

 

Here are some pictures of the casualties/result of the STN episode.

37233171985_c8b579eba3_z.jpgimage by Xiaoxi Yang, on Flickr

37233170995_f5d015a62f_z.jpgimage by Xiaoxi Yang, on Flickr

37233169025_d2e71c1343_z.jpgimage by Xiaoxi Yang, on Flickr

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Good bulb choice combo, I would go the same with with 4 bulbs. I think you'll be really happy with the ATI, T5s rule. :lol: 

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52 minutes ago, 4x5 said:

Good bulb choice combo, I would go the same with with 4 bulbs. I think you'll be really happy with the ATI, T5s rule. :lol: 

I love the coverage, a lot of shadows have disappeared since I mounted the T5s. I actually feel like the bulb combo might still be a bit blue, any suggestions for a whiter spectrum? B+, Aquablue Special, and 2 C+?

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I have the T5s on for 5 hours a day right now to acclimate the corals.

 

I'm surprised at how much I like the light. It provides even-spread of light. I love the spectrum as well. 

37289298575_f7215b0743_z.jpgimage by Xiaoxi Yang, on Flickr

 

 

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On 9/15/2017 at 7:08 AM, xiaoxiy said:

I love the coverage, a lot of shadows have disappeared since I mounted the T5s. I actually feel like the bulb combo might still be a bit blue, any suggestions for a whiter spectrum? B+, Aquablue Special, and 2 C+?

ABS will add more white yes. You could try it and see how you like it. I don't have any experience with that bulb to give a definitive answer though, sorry. :) 

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2 hours ago, 4x5 said:

ABS will add more white yes. You could try it and see how you like it. I don't have any experience with that bulb to give a definitive answer though, sorry. :) 

I ended up going with 2 Coral + on the outside, and a Gieseman Super Purple and a B+ in the middle. I love the spectrum it produces.

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You literally always have the cleanest tanks,even in its worst days it looks 100000x better than mine,kudos !! 

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18 hours ago, Reefkid88 said:

You literally always have the cleanest tanks,even in its worst days it looks 100000x better than mine,kudos !! 

"Cleanest"; the camera doesn't pick up the cyano on my sandbed, nor the hair algae on my rocks!

 

I've got a interesting phenomenon going on in my tank right now. My sandbed gets covered with Cyano from 7AM-12PM. But when my lights come on at 12PM, the cyano starts receding, and by 6-7PM, the Cyano has almost completely broken up. Typically Cyano disappears overnight, but my Cyano is disappearing when the lights turn on. Anyone else experience this before?

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That is the oddest thing I have ever heard in my life. I have never heard of that. 

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1 hour ago, Reefkid88 said:

That is the oddest thing I have ever heard in my life. I have never heard of that. 

Yeah I'm so confused. Historically, I've had cyano disappear overnight and grow back during the day. Now it's only growing from 7AM-12PMish. I'm still slowly increasing my photoperiod, so I wonder if it'll continue receding as my photoperiod increases.

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Tank is plugging along. Corals are slowly recovering, still waiting for my alk consumption to rise enough for me to start dosing. Cyano is receding as well.

 

Nutrient Control: Chaeto (lit by Nanobox Mini on 100%/100%), Skimmer, Activated Carbon

37403164602_0aacd6587a_z.jpgUntitled by Xiaoxi Yang, on Flickr

36763782033_faae0b49f2_z.jpgUntitled by Xiaoxi Yang, on Flickr

 

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I want to steal your little ricordea garden :haha:

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30 minutes ago, Lugmos12 said:

I want to steal your little ricordea garden :haha:

I'd give ya some if you were in Iowa. I've given away about 7-8 big ol rics this year. 

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4 minutes ago, xiaoxiy said:

I'd give ya some if you were in Iowa. I've given away about 7-8 big ol rics this year. 

that a nice gesture. I live in Jersey unforunately 😡

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Meet goopy, my panda goby. I've had him for about a month now, in the frag compartment and subsequently frag tank. I haven't ever seen him eat, but he's somehow still alive and well. He's the size of my finger nail.

 

37527483612_c0fe85c223_z.jpgUntitled by Xiaoxi Yang, on Flickr

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That is awesome,I just got a yellow one and 2 days later he was gone,no body or anything.. kinda salty about it. 

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On 10/7/2017 at 10:14 PM, Reefkid88 said:

That is awesome,I just got a yellow one and 2 days later he was gone,no body or anything.. kinda salty about it. 

That's what I fear every day when I look into the tank. Every once in a while, I won't be able to find him, and I'll be like "well he's gone..." 

2 hours ago, kimberbee said:

Goopy is pretty cute! 

I do agree! The thing I love the most is how small he is. He's literally the size of an overgrown amphipod.

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