- Jan 24, 2017
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- GTA Toronto, CANADA
Welcome to my New TANK Thread.What's this TANK THREAD about?
Exactly two years ago after a "House" Plumbing Flood in Basement, I rebuilt my Basement Home Office with a New Larger 110G Tank (from 15 year old 65G).
End result was this New Basement Office Setup
I learned a lot over the 2 years for (SPS Tank Maintenance), and there were brief moments of success (Stability, Coral Growth & Coloration)
However due to many things like Common Accidents, bad habits, etc.....things didn't work out.
Here is the past 2 years.... PROJECT GENESIS (I) Thread
Over last 6 Months, I embarked on one of my Most Complex DIY Projects (a DIY ALK Monitor). TankMate AquaMon Thread
That project got me distracted and kept my Tinkering Hands out of my Tank.....and the Tank improved (but prior SPS Frag damage was done. Few survivors.)
The Alk Monitor completes my Arsenal of DIY Automation, which includes a few other controllers.
Complimenting my Integrated APex Classic, DIY Hybrid T5/LED Lighting and a DIY Sump with Algae Scrubber).
I need these bits of automation to avoid the failures of past, to keep me on top of things, also simplify what I consider painful maintenance (and to avoid/catch issues)
However Nothing is as important as Best Practices.
To me the most important thing is Keeping my Tinkering Hands out of my Tank, and being Patient which equates to (STABILITY).
As important if not more important is NOT doing those lucrative ADDITIVES that may give short term improvements, but in the long run are nothing but trouble.
After 6 months of Stability ( and some fine tune adjustments ) the tank is looking promising...
No Algae, NO CYANO! , Handled the Aptasia Problem...Stable Parameters, Nutrient Import/Export, etc.
The surviving SPS are all perking up. My Damaged Yellow Turbinaria has self Healed.
So Last Night, I scraped off the Worst Damaged Frags and put in some Classic SPS Replacements for a FRESH NEW START.
The JOURNEY BEGINS.....Hoping this time things will go Better!