Jackie and Glenns 180g Reef Build

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  1. justingraham

    justingraham Well-Known Member Partner Member

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    I just read the whole thing all 72 pages in the last three days.
    It was a fun ride.
    Couple questions where is the arch?
    Why is ur probe holders in the display?
    Couple things I was doubtful of ur scape but it turned out amazing great job.
    Sorry about ur orange shoulder tang problem.
    Thanks for the great read please update soon as I'm sure I will be in withdrawal
     
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    prsnlty Jackie R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    Haha thanks for taking the time to read this whole crazy thread! I haven't logged on in a bit due to building my grandson's tank and rebuilding my 45g corner tank plus a couple of big storms and the usually family stuff.

    The arch was temporarily put on the back burner until weather cools down a little and with more time to do it the way I'm envisioning it :)

    Why are the probes in the display....
    Good question! Lol. I think it's mainly because I can more easily keep an eye on them there plus my sump is already too packed with other things.

    Yeah, I miss my orange shoulder a lot :( I'm beginning to consider trading the powder blue off to someone with a much larger tank. I think he's so mean because he's getting larger and the corals are growing in leaving less territory for him to swim. He was also the cause of death for my bicolor fox face a couple of weeks ago. The trick will be in catching him!
     
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    justingraham Well-Known Member Partner Member

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    Well I can't wait to read about it and see it also u should video trying to get the fish out
     
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    prsnlty Jackie R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    Lol last time I tried catching him it took 3 people and tore up the tank. I will need to hunt down a 4th person to video it :D
     
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    prsnlty Jackie R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    It's been a couple of months since I checked in and updated this thread, I do apologize... been dealing with the ha issue to the point of starving my reef. Not sure where the underlying issue is. I tried everything I know including vodka dosing and pulling it out manually. I am consistent with my husbandry, I use rodi with dual di, 0 tds always, don't overfeed etc.... So now I am going to try Vibrant. Just ordered today and hope it will arrive by Friday. I will then post current pics and possibly a video of the tank and keep weekly updates on progress.
     
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    prsnlty Jackie R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    Btw... this all began when I changed my salt to aquaforest bio version salt. Apparently you have to use their version of nopo4 with it when using this version (too late) ... I had since returned to seachem.

    Now for a bunch of very sad current pics....
     
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    prsnlty Jackie R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    Full views with glass film after less than an hour of cleaning it.
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    prsnlty Jackie R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    hmmmmm wonder why the portrait pics are sideways?

    All dark areas you see is ha :(
     
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    prsnlty Jackie R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    prsnlty Jackie R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    prsnlty Jackie R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    prsnlty Jackie R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    prsnlty Jackie R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    I think that's enough pics to compare progress (I hope) with.
     
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    143MPCo ASSIST PROTECT DEFEND Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Reef Squad Leader CTARS Member Reef Squad Article Contributor Partner Member

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    Hello Jackie!!!

    You have a PM waiting.:)
     
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    prsnlty Jackie R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    Thank you Alex, I'm reading it :D
     
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    Mike&Terry Wrasses, Angels, & Tangs, Oh My! Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Spotlight Award Photo of the Month Award Article Contributor Partner Member

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    Wow, Jackie! I am so sorry you are having to deal with this. I had the same issue in my 30g nano (much smaller scale) and ended up hitting it from several angles at once to get rid of the stuff. Kent magnesium, lights out, manual removal, snails, a tiny rabbitfish and finally beat it.
     
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    prsnlty Jackie R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    Thank you :) We all go through this at least once and some of us twice... Long ago it happened to me because I had just came back into the hobby and used tap water. I didn't know any better lol because way back when I first began that's what we used. I guess I had really good water when I lived in San Antonio, Tx apparently because I never had ha. After moving to Fl and restarting, since I didn't have much coral at the time of the outbreak I was able to soak my rocks overnight in hydrogen peroxide and that killed it. Those rocks are STILL without ha lol. That time was my fault. This time lack of enough knowledge on a new product that I chose to use was the culprit (still my fault).

    I tried the foxface and my pbt tortured him to death, I pull all that I can reach and tried kent tech-m but my mg level got way too high and killed off most of the snails, cut feeding down and lowered lights by an hour so far. I am going to try Vibrant since I had ordered it right before Alex ^^^ pm'd me about trying lanthanum chloride. Also because I would need to catch the 4 tangs (near impossible without destroying the reef) and putting them in another tank. I have another tank but it has been in a rebuild process which is not yet complete. So I am going to try Vibrant and pray all the reviews are spot on :D
     
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    prsnlty Jackie R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    On a happier note, a local reefer that I gave a bunch of acro frags to brought me over these 3 frags today :D Jacko lantern lepto and Incredible Hulk lepto. We are not sure what the third one is. Any ideas?
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    Mike&Terry Wrasses, Angels, & Tangs, Oh My! Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Spotlight Award Photo of the Month Award Article Contributor Partner Member

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    I feel for you! Crossing fingers the Vibrant works for you!
     
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    prsnlty Jackie R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    Thank you, me too :D If not I will have to wait until the other tank cycles and do as Alex suggested. I need to hook up the return line and ato and it's ready for water (less than an hours work).
     

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