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Kindanewtothis

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29 minutes ago, Kindanewtothis said:

LTA is now more than 9" across!

Sweet; about half of full size.  Imagine it fully grown. :whoa:

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13 minutes ago, seabass said:

Sweet; about half of full size.  Imagine it fully grown. :whoa:

Yeah between the LTA and the tang, a bigger tank will be needed.

 

I'm reading on sumps right now. Don't know nothing about how these tanks work. 

 

Trying to figure out what I will need in terms of tank. 

 

What I would really like and would be more affordable is a 54x18x18 tank. I could keep my equipment and add 1 more AI prime. Would need a bigger heater.

 

I need a Ro/Di

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A sump is intimidating at first; but it's actually very simple.  Then again, you wouldn't necessarily need a sump for a 75 gallon tank (which might still be on the small side for a reef, LTA, and Yellow Tang).

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1 minute ago, seabass said:

A sump is intimidating at first; but it's actually very simple.  Then again, you wouldn't necessarily need a sump for a 75 gallon tank (which might still be on the small side for a reef, LTA, and Yellow Tang).

I was thinking that with the tank foot print the tang would be ok?

 

But since I'm planning on adding more corals maybe 100g would better.

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Sumps can be as simple or complex as you wish.  It can even be a simple aquarium without any baffles.  Mine happens to be a 40 gallon tank with a single baffle (to maintain a water level for my in tank skimmer).

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37 minutes ago, Kindanewtothis said:

I need a Ro/Di

Have all that tank and coral and still haven't purchased a RO/DI yet.  WOW

 

Was one of first on my list after starting my tiny 10 gallon. 

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2 minutes ago, Jakesaw said:

Have all that tank and coral and still haven't purchased a RO/DI yet.  WOW

 

Was one of first on my list after starting my tiny 10 gallon. 

Yup still using distilled 😅

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21 minutes ago, Kindanewtothis said:

Yup still using distilled 😅

If you're doing water changes in your 50 gallon, they pay for themselves within year.  Add top off water to that.

 

BRS has Presidents day sale coming up

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21 minutes ago, Jakesaw said:

BRS has Presidents day sale coming up

I'm in Canada. Will shop around.

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Neon gobies are a cleaner goby.  That behavior is really cool to watch.

 

But have you considered that the Tang might have Ich?

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53 minutes ago, seabass said:

have you considered that the Tang might have Ich?

 

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2 hours ago, seabass said:

Neon gobies are a cleaner goby.  That behavior is really cool to watch.

They did it again. The tang waits for it.

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1 hour ago, seabass said:

A cleaner shrimp will do the same thing.  Equally cool.

Got one too and knew about them but not about the neon goby. The cleaner shrimp cleaned the flame angel a few times.

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A phosphate remover pad is now in the canister, it was at 0.33. Will monitor the drop.

 

 

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16 hours ago, Kindanewtothis said:

A phosphate remover pad is now in the canister, it was at 0.33. Will monitor the drop.

 

 

It's not working, I'm at 0.37. Will do a water change.

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5 hours ago, Kindanewtothis said:

It's not working, I'm at 0.37.

Give it some more time.  Based on past results, the level should come down.

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22 hours ago, Kindanewtothis said:

A phosphate remover pad is now in the canister, it was at 0.33. Will monitor the drop.

 

 

Didn't realize you were using canister filter.

 

You might want to compare your filter maintenance to some of the discussions on this Discussion Topic .  May figure out some answers to your question.

 

 

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10 hours ago, Jakesaw said:

Didn't realize you were using canister filter

Yeah I clean the sponges every two weeks, maybe I should do it every week.

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My 10 gal is getting fed pretty healthy with Pellets / Flakes / frozen and the tank seems to be keeping in balance so far with no filtration.  I'm only running carbon in HOB filter - I took out my floss and sponge a while back and things are holding up ok. 

 

.My Astrea and Trochus 2 weeks of snails are in the process of getting the muck off my rocks to where they are trending back to original whitish color with just coraline algae spots left behind.

 

3 x tank walls still have healthy dose of algae on em, but hair algae seems less crazy than before. 

 

My nitrates are holding 2 - 5

and Phos I still dose weekly

 

 

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@seabass it did go down, po4 is now 0.21, still letting it drop.

 

No3 is around 25 (tested earlier this week)

 

dKH is 8.1, it was 9 last sunday but then the flame angel incident happened so I lost 8-9 heads of frogspawn. So 0.9 ÷ 7 days = +/- 0.13 per day.

 

If 7ml of reef fusion raises 0.5 a day, would dosing 2.5ml every 2 days be allright?

 

Absolutly no trace of dinos for months now and there is now a lot of biodiversity. I think water change without excess are alright.

 

So I was thinking of a 8.5 gallonswater change (32 liters) to help with No3 and Po4 and to replenish dKH (would test again dKH after) According to a calculator online I have 42 gallons of water.

 

Any suggestions ?

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16 minutes ago, Kindanewtothis said:

So 0.9 ÷ 7 days is about 0.13 per day.

 

If 7ml of reef fusion raises 0.5, would dosing 2.5ml every 2 days be alright?

  • 1ml should raise alkalinity by about 0.07 dKH
  • and two days of consumption is currently about 0.26 dKH
  • so you need to dose about 3.7ml every other day to replenish the consumed alkalinity (at the current rate of consumption)

Keep monitoring levels and adjust up or down accordingly.  Eventually, you should be able to predict the results (at which point you can test less frequently).

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