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Old 11-07-2016, 03:13 AM
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Bummer about the fish Greg. I always do prophylactic treatment in the QT. Hopefully you can beat it.
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Old 11-16-2016, 04:34 AM
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Thanks Mindy
I've never done a prophylactic B4 in the QT. I've monitored, Hypo if needed. Meds if needed or course, but never meds 'just cause'.
Things will change in the New Year in this respect.

Have 4 fish left from 14, and 1 has stopped eating ... tank is fallow. Feeding shrimps/hermits/snails.

Monitoring NO3 and PO4. Adding what's needed to keep levels acceptable.
Keeping bacteria alive is my goal.
No water changes, just cleaning skimmer, sock and monitoring.
All salt budget has been allocated to the QT. Might perform a WC on the DT soon, but another problem is not sharing hoses/pumps. Don't want to use the same pump for RO water as draining the Old DT water.
Not going to haul buckets after all the time and money I spent installing hoses. Will see how much gumption I have sometime soon.

Been adding Seachem Nitrogen with good results. 2ml/day to start but now going for 5ml/day.
PO4 has been 0.003 for weeks
NO3 has been 0.00 for weeks

Had a complaint I haven't added any pics lately, so here they are.
Quality sucks ...

Growth Pics !!
Acan no comparison pic


Deepwater Blue



Purple Stylo



Cali Tort

Picked up a couple frags from Reef Pilot
Thanks bud

Center piece is from Warren, outer bits are from Walter



I'm finished for the night
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Old 11-16-2016, 07:16 PM
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What's that last Acro? I assume all three pieces are the same?

You can do hypo on all incoming fish... I have had a hard time getting CP, so I've been doing a 2 week copper treatment and 1 week PraziPro treatment on all incoming fish. I don't like using copper, but it's better than wiping out the tank with MV or some other form of Goniherpesyphilaids.
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Old 11-17-2016, 01:31 AM
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The last one is comprised of a single frag surrounded by 3 mini colonies.
It's all Cali Tort. I expect sometime in the near future it will all take on a uniform color.
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Old 11-18-2016, 03:50 AM
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More growth pics
Not very exciting ... I need fish!

Having no fish in the tank is stunting growth.
I think this is most evident in the shot of the Green Efflo ... total color loss.
Been adding Seachem Nitrogen to elevate NO3, and feeding the hermits shrimps and snails.

NO3 was zero for the longest time with a mild/heavy bioload of fishies.

Now with no load in the DT algae is becoming an issue.
Not so much that it's ugly, but enough to make me want to deal with it right away.

Started by adding Seachem Nitrogen @ 2ml/day. No change in a week.
Started 5ml/day yesterday.

Algae is going away ... snails are prolly hungry.

Tonight I finally read a bit of NO3 ... maybe 1.0 ... hard to tell as I had to look through the side of the Salifert thingy.
Going to keep adding the Nitrogen @ 5ml/day.

I'm thinking I'll leave my GFO alone (rise from 0.03 to 0.06) while the bacteria catch up with the nitrogen addition.
Yup, I'll give it another week or so and see what happens before I change anything else.
We'll see how the growth pics look in a couple months.

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Frags from Warren;
Crazy Deepwater Acro ?



Green Efflo



Ponape



Red Hair Lemonade



Setosa
Was broken a couple times while removing fish so the growth bits are now new frags

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Old 11-18-2016, 04:17 AM
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Missed one ....

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Old 11-18-2016, 04:33 AM
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Bad 'scape pic

Promise to post better ones when I have more time

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what happen to your tank Greg? why is it so empty now?
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Old 11-18-2016, 01:26 PM
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what happen to your tank Greg? why is it so empty now?
Empty as in no corals? Tank leaked back in March. Lost pretty much everything.
Empty as in no fish? Brooklynella outbreak wiped out most of them. The survivors are in a Hospital tank.
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Old 11-19-2016, 12:25 AM
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Empty as in no corals? Tank leaked back in March. Lost pretty much everything.
Empty as in no fish? Brooklynella outbreak wiped out most of them. The survivors are in a Hospital tank.
wow, as careful as you are but we can't prevent what will happen. Good things you come back for it. I feel like keeping reef is a second full time job for me. Too much work.
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