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Old 01-20-2020, 12:12 AM
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Water change day again.

Still struggling with high nitrates and phosphates. Although the phosphates have come down some.

Algae isn't much worse, but it isn't getting better either.

Tank Params are

Salinity: 1.026
Temp: 78
pH: 8.2
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 25
Phosphate: 0.074
Alkalinity: 9.8
Calcium: 475
Magnesium: 1350

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Old 01-21-2020, 02:17 AM
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Im worried about your tank being so close to the window. One of the biggest rules in tank keeping is keep the tank away from outside sunlight. We dont get the best light spectrum for Saltwater tanks up here in the northern reaches.(Insert big paragraphs about light spectrum being refracted off of the atmosphere due to the relative angle of the sun to our continent)

That sunlight from the window could be one of your biggest sources for the algae growth.
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Old 01-21-2020, 05:17 PM
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Im worried about your tank being so close to the window. One of the biggest rules in tank keeping is keep the tank away from outside sunlight. We dont get the best light spectrum for Saltwater tanks up here in the northern reaches.(Insert big paragraphs about light spectrum being refracted off of the atmosphere due to the relative angle of the sun to our continent)

That sunlight from the window could be one of your biggest sources for the algae growth.

Ya I had that thought too when setting the tank up. Unfortunately no matter where I set it up after all the furniture is in it will be near a window. I try not to have the blinds open for long periods of time. Mostly for taking pictures since then they don't turn out so blue.


In the summer I will probably have to put some cardboard in the window to keep light off it.
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Old 01-22-2020, 02:21 AM
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Ya I had that thought too when setting the tank up. Unfortunately no matter where I set it up after all the furniture is in it will be near a window. I try not to have the blinds open for long periods of time. Mostly for taking pictures since then they don't turn out so blue.


In the summer I will probably have to put some cardboard in the window to keep light off it.
Pick up a roll of window tint. Either Tint the window the tank is near by or tint the glass on the tank thats directly facing the window.
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Old 01-22-2020, 04:25 PM
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Hey, that's a good idea! I will look for that for the summer!


Can you get it at home depot?
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Old 01-22-2020, 04:29 PM
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Hey, that's a good idea! I will look for that for the summer!


Can you get it at home depot?
Any automotive tint will work. Canadian Tire will have it. Home Depot might have a tint big enough for any home window. Just have to get a size big enough for what ever glass you're working on. Plus you can get different tint levels. I recommend at least 50% light transmission. But you can go as low as 5% light transmission (limo tint)

Plus there will be less heat from the sunlight blasted directly onto your tank as well. More stable.

And when you're done with the tint grab a good hair dryer and heat the tint up and peel off
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Old 02-06-2020, 07:44 PM
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Been awhile since I did a update. Still have high nutrients, but I have been slowly lowering them.

I did my first online coral order from fragbox. I ordered a trumpet coral, pink acan, favia and cyphastrea. All arrived in good condition except the trumpet. I think they will be sending a replacement.

For the most part corals have been doing well. The Kenya tree is dropping branches like crazy. Been selling them as I can. My Duncan is showing some new heads starting. Unfortunately I lost the small surviving piece of forest fire digi.

Fish are all doing well. I've started working on my 75g so I can get the yellow Tang out of the small tank. Ran into a issue though when I noticed the 75g stand was compromised. So yay building a new stand...

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Old 02-07-2020, 04:16 AM
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Great pics Llorin but they are MASSIVE and go off the page, even on my desktop PC

Post before and after shots of your stand !!
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