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About Travis

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  • Birthday 12/22/1987

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    SW Louisiana
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    Obviously Reefing...and Photography.
  1. Trav's 70g CadLights Artisan II

    Time for an update Well a few changes have been made. I added a 3rd Orbit IC strip and 3D printed some tank mounts for them. The extra light helps light up this tank much better than just two strips. The tank is 24” front to back. The second change is the tank got infected with either ich or velvet. Leaning toward velvet because of how quickly it killed. Went from 13 fish to 5 in less than a week. So I am currently 3 weeks into a 90 day fallow period. The 5 remaining fish are in a hospital/qt where they have been treated with Cupramine. They no longer show signs and are back to eating like hogs. Now to wait out the life cycle of the parasite in the display tank. And finally a current, fishless, FTS. Ah! Missed this post! Yeh I sold the other tank, had to do some home remodeling. The N/P imbalance has been a tank saver for me. Dino free for nearly 2 months now. That, and adding some pods and feeding them phyto. Biodiversity is key when battling dinos.
  2. Trav's 70g CadLights Artisan II

    Artfully Acrylic Lid came in today!
  3. Trav's 70g CadLights Artisan II

    McKoster’s Flasher Wrasse looking good in the acclimation box
  4. 45G Shallow Reef - Suicidal Snails?

    haha, that's why I bought AquaMaxx Eco, to avoid the PO4, which it did. But what you really want to avoid is HIGH PO4 and UNDETECTABLE PO4. It's really a balancing act. Sam with NO3. I keep my PO4 between 0.04ppm and 0.10ppm. My NO3 between 4ppm and 8ppm. yourreef.com has really good zoa packs.
  5. 45G Shallow Reef - Suicidal Snails?

    What are your PO4 levels running? Don't let them be undetectable like mine was. I had dinoflagellates out of the whazoo. I started with the AquaMaxx Eco base rock that had no PO4 leaching from it. I ended up having to dose Brightwell NeoPhos to bring them up to 0.08ppm and do a 72 hour blackout to get rid of the dinos....
  6. Nice! Time to get that shimmer and pop going huh? lol
  7. 70g CadLights Artisan II

  8. Trav's 70g CadLights Artisan II

    Well I attacked the algae from multiple angles and have beat those demons back to hell where it came from! Lol My Euphyllia frags from the WWC booth at MACNA. Sheila using live snails and hermits to line her den entrance. Super red shroom from Jeromy. And a finally algae free FTS! To rid the tank of algae, I employed several methods. 1. 3 days lights out 2. Changed salts to Brightwell NeoMarine 3. Added pods and dosing phyto daily from Algae Barn 4. Added a real cleanup crew from Reef Cleaners 5. Added Tom the tomini tang. He loves hair algae. 6. Last but most importantly, I balanced out my N and P levels. PO4 was undetectable and I used Brightwell NeoPhos to bring it up to 0.08ppm. NO3 is at 8ppm. 48 hours algae / dinoflagellates free. Only took a couple of weeks to get back to an algae free tank.
  9. I was looking at the icecap ones. They come with adapters for several different dc pump plug styles.
  10. I had the opposite issue in my tank. I ended up haveing to dose PO4 to get it up to 0.04-0.08ppm. Those battery backups for ecotech pumps only?
  11. 45G Shallow Reef - Suicidal Snails?

    The strainer, no idea. It didn't come with my 70. The flex tube. No idea lol. I had one too but couldn't find a use for it. I tossed it lol. Really digging that scape! how do you like the AP700?
  12. Trav's 70g CadLights Artisan II

    He's completely uninterested in it lol. Goes bananas for the veggie flakes though lol No LFS around me at all. I have to. Buy everything online I'll go checkout your thread!