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    Brew's 187g slice of the ocean, Dec 13, 2018 at 7:35 PM
  1. Brew12

    So many good things with the aquarium, but there are a few not so good things.

    First, I lost my beautiful green Mandarin. No idea what happened. He was plump and fat but the hermit crabs are picking him apart right now. He was a very large size so I guess it is possible he was old when I got him. Still, makes me sad.

    The other challenge I am facing is the extra flow I've added. My SPS love it, my LPS don't. I moved my hammer corals into more sheltered locations so they are doing ok. I just noticed my Trachy is receding. I've tried to move it into a more sheltered location now. Hopefully it recovers. The only other issue I see right now is with my GSP. Some of it is dying back from the intense flow. Don't think I'll do anything with it.

    #honestyinreefing
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  3. CJS80

    Added another $100. @Brew12 #honestyinreefing
  4. Toys For Kids 2018: A Home For Children, Dec 4, 2018
  5. mfinn

    Added another $25.

    @Brew12
    #honestyinreefing
  6. Toys For Kids 2018: A Home For Children, Dec 4, 2018
  7. Adele

    Nice offer @Brew12 #honestyinreefing I donated $25
  8. Toys For Kids 2018: A Home For Children, Dec 4, 2018
  9. Toys For Kids 2018: A Home For Children, Dec 4, 2018
  10. Nick C

    If you want to start this an hour ago @Brew12 I donated 25! #Honestyinreefing

    ;)
  11. Toys For Kids 2018: A Home For Children, Dec 4, 2018
  12. Brew12

    This is a fantastic idea!

    My company doesn't do it... and I am not a company... but lets do this.
    I will match donations, up to maximum of $500, starting now. Those $25 donations add up quickly, and this can help them add up even faster!

    Post how much you donated and include my name, @Brew12 , and my favorite hashtag #honestyinreefing . Starts now, cutoff is 9pm CST or when $500 total is reached.

    Let's get some donations going!
  13. Turtle's Fairy Tale, Nov 30, 2018
  14. Robin Haselden

    And... #honestyinreefing

    Far too long with far too many phosphates I have let GHA take over my display.



    There are little tufts growing in other places, but this is the main problem area. After nightshift this weekend I am going to try and tooth brush as much as I can and add a filter sock to the sump. Hopefully I can manually remove most of it. With any luck, the GFO combined with the fuge(chaeto has absolutely taken over) and manual removal, I can get rid of enough algae bound phosphates that the remaining GHA doesnt have enough to feed on.

    Had an oops with my red monti cap... I was plucking some GHA and I may have bumped it. Broke right in half and luckily I was taking pictures of algae and just happened to notice half of my coral was missing. I glued it back to the rock as close as I could to the original location. It's a fast grower and should fuse back to itself quickly.



    I had to go fishing for my setosa. It hasn't encrusted yet and I'm assuming a snail wanted to occupy the exact spot as the coral. Its reglued and seems to be just fine.



    My blue hornets have gone from 2 polyps to 5 polyps, and the Nirvana zoas have babies all around them after sitting at 4 polyps for 2 months. Can't get an exact count on number of polyps from where they are, but I'd say 6 to 8.



    Last picture I took is the elkhorn. Its green, but barely. I'm not sure if that's be design, or its unhappy. I'm leaning towards design, because I see polyps out and growth. Anyway it's a very neat coral and I'm excited to see how it grows out. The algae on that one tip is a little concerning. I'll see if I can clean that off without disturbing the coral too much.

  15. Brew's 187g slice of the ocean, Nov 16, 2018
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  17. Brew12

    Yup, it does. Especially since I'm hosting a club meeting next weekend. But, it is what it is. And I feel it is important for people to know that problems like these happen. I'm committed to not hiding the problems I experience. #honestyinreefing
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