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Old 11-24-2019, 12:12 AM
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Today is water testing and water change day!

Overall the tank is looking pretty good. Although a little empty of coral. Acans and Kenya tree are doing well. Most of the frogspawn heads are always open. I have lost on head though the mushrooms seem to be melting and I'm not entirely sure why.

The most exciting thing is the forest fire is growing and I can see green at the tip! In the 75 gallon the green would always fade away.

Tank Params are

Salinity: 1.026
Temp: 78
pH: 7.8
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 10
Phosphate: 0.276
Alkalinity: 9.4
Calcium: 440
Magnesium: 1260

Some concerning things are the spike in phosphate and the drop in magnesium. Since next Saturday the tank is being moved and will probably be filled with fresh saltwater, should I correct those numbers or leave them ?

In preparation for the move I picked up a garbage can to mix water in. Should be easier than a bunch of 5 gallon buckets!

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Old 12-02-2019, 09:17 PM
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Alright, moving day has come and gone and the tank and inhabitants all seem to be doing fine. Much better result for the coral on this move than the last.


I filled the tank with all new saltwater so hopefully that will help in lowering the rising phosphates I was having before the move. I'm excited to actually be able to start buying some corals and replenishing my cuc!



One thing I have to figure out is how to make water. The only tap I have that will fit the tap connector for the ro/di unit is in the garage, which is a pretty cold place right now. Anyone have experience with making or keeping saltwater in a cold garage?



And now for the important stuff, what should my first new coral purchase be?!?
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Old 12-03-2019, 04:10 PM
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Glad to hear things went smoother this time.
Is that my Forest Fire digi that is coming around? Maybe you’ll pick up something nice with the Christmas sales. You need to come back to Vancouver for a coral run!
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Old 12-03-2019, 04:58 PM
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I'm happy it went smooth too.


Yes the forest fire is the one I got from you. The surviving part was less than the length of my pinky nail. But it has encrusted on the rock so that's a good sign. It's actually the only thing I got from you that survived the move.


I probably won't be back to vancouver until the spring. I did see your frags post and wondered if you shipped.
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Old 12-04-2019, 07:35 AM
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Sorry, shipping is beyond my current skill set If you’re ever in town, you’re welcome to drop by.
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Old 12-04-2019, 09:22 PM
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No worries. I will take you up on your offer when I come to town next.
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Old 12-05-2019, 04:03 AM
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Been pretty busy unpacking and setting various furniture up. Wife went on a furniture buying spree... So I haven't had much time for the tank.

The tank has been doing well. At least it looks to be. Fish are eating, hermits are roaming around my snail is moving around. Corals for the most part are opening up.

I had one issue with my heater where it stopped working. I haven't had the chance to remove it yet so I just added another heater in there for the time being.

Finally got the time to make some ro/di water. Went to set it up in the garage and realized I had nowhere to put the waste water! So I've rigged it up under the sink in the bathroom. 

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Old 12-05-2019, 07:46 PM
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So was able to get an ok photo of my growing forest fire and what could be new growth on what once was a nice green Jedi mind trick?

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Old 12-05-2019, 08:52 PM
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wow pictures uploaded by tappa talk show up huge!
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Old 12-08-2019, 07:59 PM
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Found the secret to taking better pics of the tank. Do it when the sun is in the room!

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