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Thanks! I suppose I should post a pic of my 20g while we were living in the apartment last year as well as my 40b from 2013. Unfortunately prior tanks were in the era of crappy digital cameras/disposable cameras lol, I have no idea where those are. We were sporting flip phones and not HD cameras ready to go at a moments notice in our pockets.

20Gallon high video I had made:



40 breeder setup:

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Second AI light mount arrived today from BRS. Was excited to get it up and see how the tank looks lit up. (Photo below). Also did next round of tests:

9/2/21 @ 5pm
Ammonia: 0 ppm
Nitrite: 5.0 ppm
Nitrate: 10.0 - 20.0 ppm

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Very nice, thanks for posting,
 
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My Clearviewlids Tsunami lid arrived today, very nice fit, some manufacturing shavings stuck on all the edges I had to pick out but no complaints, it's a sleek seamless cover and the EZ lids offering was very quick from ordering to arrival.

All the tank inhabitants are doing very well so far, nothing to report. Surprisingly no sign of diatoms anywhere so far. I usually have something on the sand bed by now.


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Picked up a hammer coral today from LFS, dipped in Coral Rx for 10 min, Used some bone cutters to remove two vermetid snails and a brush to get some algae and whatever else was on the body/frag plug.

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Also added TDS meter to the RODI system, Source water going in is at 247 and leaving at 0ppm.

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First time ordering a fish online has been a bad experience for me to say the least. Took the day off today to take care of the replacement fish but alas UPS let's me down. Should have seen that coming. Going to give the wife a crash course in acclimating, properly introducing the fish. Fingers crossed, hopefully it arrives healthy.

Here's the thread if:
https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/biota-yellow-tang-death.860319/
 
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Received my Salifert Magnesium and Calcium kit...

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Salinity: 34.5ppt
Nitrate: 5-10ppm
Alk: 8.3
Ca: 420
Mg: 1350

Everything looks good. I usually like to keep Alk at 9 but this will do for now. I had good success with TM All for Reef on my nano so that is on order to have ready on hand once these begin to deplete and water changes no longer suffice.

I had gotten my 20g nano to the point of 0 water changes with just dosing TM All for Reef with success. This stuff is great although I did have trouble keeping my nitrates above 0 at the time and had to dose regularly.
 

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@NanoSteam I read your thread about your experience with the @Biota_Marine yellow tang. If I remember correctly one or two other hobbyists were having problems with yellow tangs lying on their side and gilling heavily. This leads me to believe there is a problem here with gill flukes. The parasites that attach and live in the gills can make it difficult for fish to breathe and tangs are notorious for having these infestations. However a 5 minute freshwater dip does wonders for this situation. See this article and video. PS I really like the start of your build. I have a RSR 250 too. Check out my build thread by tapping on my Build Thread Contributor badge underneath my username. I am following this thread.
 
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@NanoSteam I read your thread about your experience with the @Biota_Marine yellow tang. If I remember correctly one or two other hobbyists were having problems with yellow tangs lying on their side and gilling heavily. This leads me to believe there is a problem here with gill flukes. The parasites that attach and live in the gills can make it difficult for fish to breathe and tangs are notorious for having these infestations. However a 5 minute freshwater dip does wonders for this situation. See this article and video. PS I really like the start of your build. I have a RSR 250 too. Check out my build thread by tapping on my Build Thread Contributor badge underneath my username. I am following this thread.

Thanks for the heads up, and i'll make sure to check out your build. For the YT I'm not sure if it was a fluke but maybe. Seems I'm not alone in having the issues with them, they appear to be bad shippers at this time especially going to warm areas like Southern CA. UPS just has a tendency to forget boxes in hot sorting facilities :rolleyes:

I'll get this thread updated soon with updates on the RSR... everything is going ok so far, was just dealing with a stubborn bacteria bloom that turned into white slime but it seems to be gone now.
 
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Bit of an update... things are going great, took some coral photos today so i'll dump those below.

Threw out the Red Sea gravity fed ATO, was tired of refilling every 2 to 3 days. Using a Kamoer ATO with a $15 5 gallon HDPE container.

Also dosing Tropic Marin AFR with a Jebao DP2. Used AFR on my 20 Nano for a little over a year with excellent results, so naturally swayed towards the same setup. Currently dosing 4ml total per day to keep dkh at 8.6, Ca at 420 and Mag at 1350. I suspect I'll have to increase the dosage soon since adding 3 new corals today.

Here's the rats nest of a sump area as it sits right now:
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Green Sinularia:
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Random zoa's. I'm unsure of the ID:
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Couple Duncan shots:
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Hammer coral: (I don't keep up with fancy names so pardon me)
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Not much to report today... here are the test results compared to yesterday. I'm not going to bother testing nitrates yet until ammonia hits 0.

8/30/21 @ 9am
Ammonia: 2ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm

8/30/21 @ 4pm
Ammonia: 1.0 - 1.5 ppm
Nitrite: 0.5 - 1.0 ppm

8/31/21 @ 4pm
Ammonia: 1.0 ppm
Nitrite: 2ppm!

Also picked up this rechargeable air pump. Reviews were excellent. Has dual outlets and is supposed to last 25 to 28 hours continuous. Reviews seem to back up that claim.

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I love this pump
 
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