You most definitely do not!!! I think its great that you give so much info on both the ups and downs of keeping a reef aquarium.
Thanks @fredkYou most definitely do not!!! I think its great that you give so much info on both the ups and downs of keeping a reef aquarium.
I think your last thread is a must read for people new to reefkeeping. Its a great look at how a persons approach to reefing evolves over time. Writing "Don't put all that junk in your tank" does not tell the same story as your detailed documentation of your experience.
I agree, that sometimes folks just post Short Term Wins, and never show the Long Term Result.
Lot of of time recommendations are made to add this, do that, but no follow up, or proof.
I like to hear the bads along with the goods.
Don't get me wrong. Plenty of Reefers do much better than me, and may not have the issues I had.
Learning from one's mistake and improving is key to Long Term Success.
It' painful to learn on Frags, but much more painful if you make it to Colonies and then things break.
Here is "HONEST" LIVING PROOF (or Dead Proof) of my Past Mistakes.
(Happened during few years of attempts at SPS)
Left Pile Proves, I'll never own a Ice Fire Enchinata, or any super sensitive SPS.
And HERE IS PROOF (my New Ways are showing positive results after a few weeks of No Messing around)
Whoa! Looks like you can get a CaRx going with all of that. IME with SPS, they’re easier to keep in older tanks. If the tank is too young and not enough biodiversity, it just makes it so much harder. Something to do with having the right strains of bacteria I guess. So as you improve the tank over time and tinker less, this also helps.
This Berry Wine was near death. And it's now making a Big Strong Comeback.
Just one example. And now I wish I never threw out some of the damaged SPS.
Are you running a brand name or a DIY scrubber?QUICK UPDATE ( Frag Health, Stability & "NO Additives") Initial OBSERVATIONS
I'm not considering barely a week that I'm "out of the wood" yet....however.
- No Frags have bleached (even my sensitive NEW Purple Dragon)
--------> All frags look perked up Colors/PE and not going downhill. They look noticeably better each day.
- No Cyano which always started within days of adding AMINOS or Polyp-booster (coral Feeding).
-------> Plus I actually added 3 new Fish to the system so Bio-Load has increased.
- Algae Scrubber is growing Macro Algae nicely (no Algae in DT)
- I've increased Two Part dosing a tiny bit and looks more increases are pending.
-------> My lights are in acclimation mode and they will reach target in about a week
SIDE NOTE: Now that AquaMon is running on real tanks, I'm making some fine tuning code adjustment to improve operations (run more smooth/faster/stable), and user experience (feature/maintenance).
Looks like I will get Salifert Test Results to match Hanna results.
Brand name and DIY is the same thing. A light and surface/container to grow Algae in.Are you running a brand name or a DIY scrubber?
There's always gotta be a wise guy. Usually it's me but, lately, you have been stealing my thunder, @ScottR . Well, it's because I let you plus I may be getting a little softer with age.Growing macro in a scrubber? Now that’s something I have to see. What type of macro is that?
This is what I used to get out of scrubber. Mix of Hair and Some thicker Macro (which peeled off like butter).