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  1. Lorekeeper

    UV sterilizers!

    Okay, so I've been dealing with a bacterial bloom in one of my tanks for about a month and a half. I'm sure it's a bacterial bloom, and I've tried every trick in the book. I even tore down the tank, blasted all of the rock with clean saltwater, and then set the tank back up fresh. No dice. The bloom came back over the course of about 3 weeks. I've got two options left: UV sterilization, or doing a total restart. Soak the rock in muratic acid, clean all of the equipment in vinegar, and hope that my fish and inverts do okay while the tank re-cycles. The issue? I don't have time to babysit a tank while it cycles right now. I'm working 12 hours a day. So, UV sterilization is what I'd like to try first. I've been looking at either this pump: https://www.ebay.com/itm/9W-UV-Sterilizer-W-Submersible-Pump-Filter-75-Gallon-Aquarium-Fish-Tank-JUP-01/261526817765?epid=1231968777&hash=item3ce4368be5%3Ag%3AmAMAAOSwdV1XNohy%3Asc%3AShippingMethodStandard!40475!US!-1&_sacat=0&_nkw=uv+sterilizer&_from=R40&rt=nc&_trksid=p2322090.m570.l1313.TR12.TRC2.A0.H0.Xuv+sterilizer.TRS0 Or, I could try running a UV bulb above my HOB. Would that work? I'm truly out of patience and options. I've been trying my best with this tank, and it's been nothing but trouble for the past couple of months. It started with an anemone dying while I was on vacation, and since then, I've not had any luck with stuff doing well in the tank. The tank is stocked with a juvenile Pink Skunk Clownfish and a Blackline Blenny. Both will be moved into a 29 next summer, once I'm off to college. The tank gets a 50% WC weekly. Parameters are as follows: Ammonia/Nitrite: 0 PPM Nitrate: 5-7 PPM Phosphate: 0.12 PPM (working on it) SG: 1.0255 All trace elements (that I test for) are within range. If you need specific values, I can post those as well. Any help is appreciated. I've tried dosing peroxide, breaking down the tank, 100% WCs, increasing flow and aeration, and even adding more media for BB to grow on. No luck.
  2. Lorekeeper

    Delete me!

    This was mistakenly posted. Can I delete it?
  3. Lorekeeper

    Micro fuge

    I meant like on the container. Algae doesn't grow on the plastic/glass? Hm. Interesting!
  4. Lorekeeper

    Micro fuge

    I like it! Won't that grow algae, though? I'm looking for a similar solution, since I've got an emerald crab in my 10 gallon that seems to enjoy certain macros...
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    Lorekeeper's 3 Gallon "Shallows" tank!

    Little guy was out and about all day today. I think they addition of all the macros has really helped him settle in. He seems to really like the Halimeda in particular, for some reason. Does anyone have any experience with hair algae growing on macroalgae? The Blue Scroll I received is covered in hair algae. I know I can't treat with peroxide, and manual removal didn't do too much for me. Anyone got any tips?
  6. Lorekeeper

    Macroalgae Display Pico!

    Thanks! Here's the actual tank thread:
  7. Lorekeeper

    Macroalgae Display Pico!

    Okay, so my order came in. Had some issues, but 7 out of the 12 macros I ordered actually came in. I ended up just kinda throwing everything in the tank, since I was short on time. If anyone has any placement suggestions, I'm 100% open. What you see in this pic is definitely not the final placement. The biggest question I have is about the blue scroll algae. It came in with quite a bit of hair algae on it. How can I deal with that?
  8. Lorekeeper

    Lorekeeper's 3 Gallon "Shallows" tank!

    After a conversation with Reef Cleaners, the macros that I didn't receive were refunded. It was a quick and easy process, but it just really shouldn't have happened in the first place. Mistakes occur, but there were a few too many in this order for my taste. Let me know if anyone has any macro placement suggestions.
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    Lorekeeper's 3 Gallon "Shallows" tank!

    Order arrived today. Not sure if I'm happy with it yet. It definitely wasn't a great order, yet. Only part of my order arrived. I didn't get quite a few of the macros I paid for, and haven't been told whether or not I'll be getting them or not. What DID come in looks pretty good. Most of the snails have begun to latch on and crawl around, and all of the macros made it, to a point. A lot of the Fern Caulerpa died in the bag. I cut off all the dead matter, plus 1/2" of healthy plant, to be safe. The Carpet Halimeda doesn't look anything like what I've seen online, and I'm really not a fan of it so far. My opinion may change, though. All of the macros got a freshwater dip before they were put into my tanks. Helped me sort out the dead stuff from the living stuff, and got rid of quite a few pods. I hated to kill them, but I'm not sure I wanted to introduce all of those into my tanks without knowing what they were. I kinda just threw them into the tank for now, since I have some other stuff I gotta do. I'll be siphoning and dealing with all the sand (introduced by the Halimeda) later. For now, here's a pic of the tank pre-water change.
  10. Lorekeeper

    Brown Jelly Disease *sigh*

    War Coral is covered in brown jelly today. The Candy Cane doesn't look too good either. Should I just take them out before they cause issues?
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    Brown Jelly Disease *sigh*

    I went ahead and treated the candy cane as well. From here, I'll continue dosing peroxide, and keep up on water changes. Probably do 20-30% every 2-3 days. See if I can't turn things around!
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    Lorekeeper's 3 Gallon "Shallows" tank!

    Okay, so my order shipped from ReefCleaner's today. Should be here Wednesday afternoon. I paid for express shipping, but apparently I'm not in the overnight areas. Too bad. On the bright side, I've got some macros pearling! Specifically the little ball of Chaeto I threw into the tank, but the dragon's breath and Caulerpa Prolifera are pearling a bit too. The clown goby seems to be spending most of his day sleeping, and most of the night active. Kinda weird, but I'm still hoping that he'll get more active once he has more stuff to perch and hide in.
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    Brown Jelly Disease *sigh*

    Will do! So far, it's only spewing some mucus out. I'll go ahead and replace carbon (again). Think I should treat the Candy Cane as well? Or just see how it does?
  14. Lorekeeper

    Brown Jelly Disease *sigh*

    Thanks! The Bayer's seemed to do less damage than the peroxide did, surprisingly. Coral doesn't even seem too agitated, yet.
  15. Lorekeeper

    Brown Jelly Disease *sigh*

    I've actually been treating the entire tank with peroxide for a few days now. Been trying to treat a few other things with it. No issues so far! Thanks for the suggestion though. Thanks, but it's just the one head. Can't be fragged. I'm currently dipping in Bayer's... wish me luck!
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