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Tank is happily ticking along! A few deaths here and there, but for the first time ever I can see growth on almost all my sps frags. Mission accomplished! Now we let it grow in 🙂

 

PS; this light is awesome!

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Also grabbed myself a used Reef octopus 110int for $30. Despite being AC, this thing is 10x quieter than my "DC" bubble magus.. not to mention its been skimming so much more consistently this past week. Not bad!

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13 hours ago, Jaren45 said:

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Tank is happily ticking along! A few deaths here and there, but for the first time ever I can see growth on almost all my sps frags. Mission accomplished! Now we let it grow in 🙂

 

PS; this light is awesome!

the wall of coralline is awesome...😀

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Just now, mitten_reef said:

the wall of coralline is awesome...😀

Thanks! If you look at it from the side, there's 3 or 4 distinct layers of it now.. it gets heavy, falls off from a crab/flow then just grows back on top of the rest. There's flakes of it everywhere in my tank at this point

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So apparently hermit crabs will eat coralline algae. I have never kept them in my tank previously due to their tendency to piss of my lps, but last month I purchased ~30 red/blue legs to combat hair algae. They worked great but my coralline on the walls has started to dwindle.. no changes in water chemistry either

 

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13 minutes ago, Jaren45 said:

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So apparently hermit crabs will eat coralline algae. I have never kept them in my tank previously due to their tendency to piss of my lps, but last month I purchased ~30 red/blue legs to combat hair algae. They worked great but my coralline on the walls has started to dwindle.. no changes in water chemistry either

 

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Wow interesting! Tank is looking good as well! 

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Here is a piece I got for free at work in trade for helping frag a couple colonies. It was sitting in a bucket for 2 days unheated and almost didn't make it

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Merry Christmas all! Hope your tanks are doing better than mine is now LOL

 

Due to my lack of attention when switching from 2 part to kalk slurry, I let my alk drop a little too fast (-2dkh over 48h) and most of my acros are dead/dying now.

 

Other than that all lps/softies are growing great

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After the past 2 weeks seeing all my sps die, I’ve decided to rescape the tank and start fresh. Going to take it a bit slower this time.. not giving up on acropora just yet

 

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Just now, joshthebox said:

Money cowrie? Love those guys 

Correct, they're so uncommon at the shop I work at that I buy one every time they come in.. I think i've got 4

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1 minute ago, Jaren45 said:

Correct, they're so uncommon at the shop I work at that I buy one every time they come in.. I think i've got 4

I have one but I rarely see it! Mine only seems to come out at night sadly lol. The LFS I work at also rarely brings them in unfortunately. Super cool creatures!

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Today is my lucky day. Grabbed a rs250 from a fellow reefer who’s moving at no cost to me, just had to move this giant hunk!

 

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Don’t think I have it in me to transfer my tank into this one, so stay tuned to see if it goes anywhere!

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Starting to add a couple frags a week, been testing alk like mad this week to confirm things are stable 

 

- another pink lemonade

- no name staghorn

- ff digi

- purple whip gorg 

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Still struggling to keep anything other than softies for whatever reason, but just been letting it ride. It’s no fun seeing an empty tank but I have 3 others to occupy me until it recovers… that’s all for now

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I could use some advice. My parameters:

 

- Sg 1.025 (hanna)

- Temp 77-78f

- Alk- 6.9 (hanna)

- Calc - 430 (salifert)

- no3 - 25 (salifert)

- po4 - .25 (salifert)

 

I can't seem to keep sps or really any stony coral alive anymore. Not even easy lps. Lighting is still the neptune sky on a custom schedule at 25% intensity for 10hrs a day. I still do 5g water change weekly on a ~35g system

 

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Any advice? Do you think the gorgs and softies are producing toxins? I've never thought it could be an issue.

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