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William’s “why am I doing this” ... old school pico

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debbeach13

Absolutely stunning. Your coral choices are great. Changing to the nano box tide was a good move. So much POP! 

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William
3 hours ago, debbeach13 said:

Absolutely stunning. Your coral choices are great. Changing to the nano box tide was a good move. So much POP! 

Thanks, and I can’t agree more. 

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William

I have some bad news..... I found my cat playing with a dried up clownfish on the floor next to my pico book shelf...

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debbeach13

Oh no fish jerky

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William

Sorry for the lack of updates, but this tank has had a series of pretty substantial setbacks. Over thanksgiving my ATO malfunctioned (I unplugged it to plug in my laptop and forgot to plug it back in). I came home to all of my SPS dead and SG Of 1.30, after slowly bringing that back to normal the dinoflagellates  I battled early in the tanks journey returned and through contamination spread to my main tank. I am currently battling them on two fronts.   
 

to say that this has been discouraging to me is quite an understatement. 

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William

Here is my Jan 2020 FTS.  

 

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Amphrites

Damn, sorry to hear about the ATO and subsequent dino outbreak, resilient buggers are never truly gone once they get themselves set up...

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William
1 hour ago, Amphrites said:

Damn, sorry to hear about the ATO and subsequent dino outbreak, resilient buggers are never truly gone once they get themselves set up...

Yea, and I am battling them in both tanks.... I may have to shut this one down if I can’t get it back up and running soon 

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Amphrites

Hopefully not, I had large-cell amphi which stayed low and took a long time to start fading away... I still keep my nitrates at 15+ and phos at .2 after the experience, even with that there are still colonies on my rocks threatening to come back if I goof up; dosed N03 +p04, added pods, dosed phyto, no waterchanges for like 2 months, tons of manual removal, dosed metroplex, brought alk up to 14, was a real headache.

I hope you're able to get things sorted

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debbeach13

This is sad news. I hope things improve for you. I hate when I forget to turn a filter or pump back on. Some times it is like a juggler or balancing act keeping these reefs stable.

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William

Due to ongoing issues with Dino’s, I am shutting this tank down. I will be keeping all the equipment and may start it back up later on in the spring. 

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debbeach13

Too bad. At least you won't be tankless. Is that a word?

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William
3 hours ago, debbeach13 said:

Too bad. At least you won't be tankless. Is that a word?

Yes, all is the livestock will be going into my main aquarium (after a peroxide bath). 

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SeaFurn

Sorry to hear this.

I’ve been having a bunch of issues with my pico as well. So frustrating. Not sure what the deal is with these picos. Maybe it has something to do with them being so efficient at processing nutrients. 

Hope you can beat the dinos in your main tank. 

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Christopher Marks

Aww sorry to hear about the trouble with dinos @William 😞 

 

This one was a real joy to follow, hopefully you can get it back up and running again in the spring.

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William

Tank is down 😞

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