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Finally was able to locate the baby watermelon bta. Though it died. Nope. Just been hanging at the top of the reef. 

 

Did a 8g water change. Bc yesterday's test showed 80ppm nitrates. I dont believe it, but w/c anyway. Time for a new test kit

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retested with a new test kit nitrates 20ppm. old test kit shows 40ppm.

 

on the up side, my tank now has a vodka drinking problem. going to be dosing 2ml vodka per day for a week. then testing. so far skimmer hasnt reacted

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Added a helping of red gracilari to the refugium.  

 

Still cant decide what to put in the reactor

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Bumped vodka to 4ml a day.

Probably going to get a doser

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On 2/13/2020 at 4:11 PM, JBM said:

Added a helping of red gracilari to the refugium.  

 

Still cant decide what to put in the reactor

Some sort of phosphate remover, I run Seachem's Phosguard in all of mine.

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once i went from 2ml to 4ml of vodka. tank is looking 100x better. water is actually clearer.  Not sure if it's a placebo effect, but tank seems to be happier

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had a bit of a panic. check parameters. 120ppm nitrates!?!?!?!???!!!!!!! das fuq? immediately did 2 back to back 15g water changes.

came home today from work to do another 2 15g water changes. grabbed the nitrate kit parameters where <5ppm nitrates.....double das fuq?????

 

then i had my "whos stupid moment" I used the old nitrate kit last night.

 

I threw it away, and changed the 15 gallons anyway. not sure if its related. but my orp jumped  60 points from last night from 280 (avergae) to 340 now

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Upped vodka to 6ml daily.

 

I'm dumping the skimmer cup 2x a week now. Usually looks like that or a bit darker.

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Still need to install the ato & mount the pc fans to the sump.

 

I start 3PM-11pm monday. So hopefully that gives me more time with the reef.

 

Oh, and I'm out of salt. Calcium levels are still high. But Kh is fine.

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Hey y'all 

 

Family and I are alive and doing just fine. Sucks being a "essential" employee and forced to work. Havent contracted covid-19 yet. So that's good.

 

Moving forward. The local Petco is going out of business. Picked up 3 buckets of instant ocean for $40. Also picked up a Kent media reactor for $15.

 

I'm finding it hard to not buy more tanks as they are 40-60% off

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Did a 10g water change Friday (4/24)

 

SG is a little high at 1.028. Gonna have to bring it down a touch.

 

In other news. I finally installed a few (ok 3) pc fans in the sump and on the stand (2). Finished up the wiring last night. For a total of 5 fans. Updated apex with some new coding. And BOOM! In 8-9 hours I went from 81* to 79*.

 

I would rather a bunch of notifications from apex about a heater/fan war then no notification at all.

 

I get a notification if the heater turns on. I also get one when the fan turns on.

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Wow, haven't been here since April. Sorry for being a crummy member. I bring good tidings though. The wife and I did a thing.

 

4 bedrooms, 1.5 bath central air.

 

We close on or about August 20th.

 

 

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15g water change in the books.

 

Not looking forward to moving this tank.

 

But, I've been eyeing a certain 8 foot wall in the house.

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Wife vetoed the tank upgrade. Something about a place to eat, or a breakfront. Idk, stopped listening after "no"  😆

 

 

Soooooo.............

 

Looks like the 80g is getting a lighting upgrade.

 

A local is selling (2) 8 month old Ai Prime Hd's. Which will allow me to go with a more natural light schedule. Plus I get ramping abilities.

 

 

Also, when the tank is moved to its final resting place in the house. It will be switched to a peninsula style and get a hood

 

 

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Congrats on the house!!! 

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16 hours ago, JBM said:

Wife vetoed the tank upgrade. Something about a place to eat, or a breakfront. Idk, stopped listening after "no"  😆

 

 

Soooooo.............

 

Looks like the 80g is getting a lighting upgrade.

 

A local is selling (2) 8 month old Ai Prime Hd's. Which will allow me to go with a more natural light schedule. Plus I get ramping abilities.

 

 

Also, when the tank is moved to its final resting place in the house. It will be switched to a peninsula style and get a hood

 

 

M would say HELLS YEAH, but it would be her tank, lol. I can see it now, 240g tank with 5000 tetras and gouramis in it.

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