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Scotty Amen's Evo 13.5: 1st Saltwater Journal

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banasophia

Gorgeous tank! Are you keeping it and adding the Biocube 32 as a second tank, or upgrading? Looking forward to doing the Biocube 32 startup at almost the same time!

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banasophia

Double post, sorry, having some WiFi issues. ☺️

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Scotty Amen

Keeping both!

 

and I’m looking forward to that too!

And thank you for the nice words! 🙂

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Bargain frags sometimes have attachments. These had some aptasia. I picked up a peppermint shrimp to deal with it and he did his job, it's all gone now.

Think I'll keep him in the Evo until the new tank is ready for a cleanup crew and move him over there (if I can catch him).

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Due to a pretty nasty outbreak of fast-growing hair algae, I'm going to see if I can maybe grow some Chaeto somewhere in this nano. 

 

I wonder if it would survive in the main display part of the tank, maybe in a net bag.

 

I've cut way back on feeding but it's still getting out of control.  We'll see if the Chaeto can take some of the nutrients away.  Even if it doesn't survive long term maybe it will get the hair under control.

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Chaeto hasn't arrived yet. Probably today.
In the meantime trying lights out for a couple days.  ( I won't lights-out the chaeto though).
Still doing 15% water changes weekly.  Water is Red Sea bought by the gallon from LFS.

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Chaeto went into a net bag and into the display last night.

Hope it eats phosphates 

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11 day update, Chaeto is still a healthy green, living in a net bag in the main display.

I keep trimming back the hair algae during every water change, and have cut back on feedings.

Will keep monitoring. :)  

 

Clowns are doing well, Watchmen are doing well, haven't seen their pistol shrimp in a few weeks so not sure if their pet is deceased or not.

 

No sign of the emerald crab in months, but may be buried in hair algae, hiding and feasting.

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17 days since Chaeto arrived.

Still plucking hair, still doing large water changes.

Added chemi-pure blue, can't hurt right?

Chaeto is still alive and green.

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After 8 days away out of state, with lights off (and with #1 son feeding the tank) the hair algae is almost totally wiped out.  The chaeto is still green, but lights out on the tank really knocked out the algae situation.  

 

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I'm thinking of moving this tank from the bedroom to the home office.  I'm in there way more often now.

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Green hair is almost completely gone, reduced hours of light and a little less feeding has done it.

Fishies are all happy but cleaner shrimp has completely disappeared without a trace. Weird. That ever happen to  you?

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Silly Panda Clownfish thinks the zoas are his anemone.

 

 

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