Its great to know that I am contributing to help others because i know how it felt when i THOUGHT i was "stuck". Yes, everything seems to be working in harmony and my weekly water changes keep everything looking good, not to mention my corals are all very colorful and open. No to my surprise and most likely yours that bounce mushroom was only....... 80$!!! I also wanted to start adding some copepods to my tank, but since i wont be using my refugium soon how can i keep them alive and happy? I know you dose phyto to keep them fed but where can i house them? I want to get a mandarin dragonette as my next fish.would've been easy 400.00 here~ nice one for sure.
We have used your thread here for about 20 direct link examples so far for others to copy, the most recent is a 2 year delayed start on an exact dry rock system but larger, about twice your gallons. They refuse to budge with phosphate present, we've put away the test and stocked corals that don't mind working around some phosphate, they get to see an actual start + success. whichever corals you pack in there, the CPR feed each one directed at least weekly, decent rip change is the simple work load that will cake the system in coralline, grow the least algae and fatten up corals. In 2 years time you'll have a full reef with eight fish lol and elk horn antlers. This reef here shows that varying away from older trends is ok, it meets up with demand dates and quickened start dates no different than we expect for our data.
Its ok to not wait 54 minutes to download a 5 meg mp3 track aka 2003. It is also ok to stock a reef when ammonia is controlled, and when we have access to hq feed to make up for dry rock starts/lacking food web. you are proving all that, nice one.
biofilms covering your live rocks are doing their job, po4 is being liberated in the system but at not much cost; you're exporting it and not allowing plant fixation to build up. the color of the corals is perfect and on track. what nitrate and po4 is there, is keeping them from bleaching.
it wont even matter for a long time what calcium and alk is...decent weekly water changes fixes all until one day months on you'd like to back off a dose a bit. absolute success formula.
Sounds great! I hope they listen and are able to start enjoying their tank as i am!Daniel I just linked your thread to a friend concerned about preventing new tank uglies. He wants to act before a problem, awesome.
I hope he sees your assertion here
we don’t treat every smudge as bad, nor do we concern about phosphate and nitrate adsorbents this early on, they’re dinos risks.
We’re tank breathers....in out water change willingness, weekly, solves all issues
We beckon, want, and await various pigments to express on rocks, some light cyano or tiny green algae spots (price of dry rock starts, on the road to coralline) are managed. We disallow long wispy stranded algae growths, via external cleaning as the tank and water column proceed onward without phosphate caring.
Feeding accompanies water change events often, more feed exposure than an average tank + willingness to simply clean rocks and sand when it’s balancing time is why your tank will live as predicted. It’s having a NOW start date + enjoyment time + family enjoys the tank, no hesitation once verifiers are in place vs everything greater society would have you do with the tank which is have it still barren and loaded with lanthanum chloride.
Thank you for the explanation as always!yes agreed, all the accretions we want to farm await prior layers to deposit first; filter bac are among the very first colonizers. Somehow these organisms use chemical signalling to beckon the next depositor. if we keep enough room/not allow super uglies takeover/this basal layer here of very light green algae and/or cyano are indeed prepping surfaces for coralline. i can see the pinkish hue on the right/all the goodies you've stocked with are coralline vectors its coming yep/very positive sign. the pics show that your overall balances of light intensity and color, feeding, export, are all in balance! we dont want all white rocks, this hue above is just perfect progression.
Okay I will keep an eye on it and keep up with my routine. Thank youhey thats a wierd sale agreed but you know what, with a little color im seeing i think it will come back. that same feeding cpr in/out will regenerate it, im 99% sure. Your thread is being linked as help threads for coral growth issue tanks, well done.
@#1Fellowreefer , I have not seen this type or color of growth on my rocks yet but i did go through various colors and colonizers before I got to my coralline stage. @brandon429 's advice and water change routine helped me get through all of the "uglies" in a not so ugly way. I honestly (knock on wood) did not go through such bad stages, i stayed pretty clean and clear. I have passed diatoms, glass algae, bacterial bloom in water column, and now green algae on rock with coralline. I would follow the advice given to me and you should be golden. My water is crystal clear, my fish are great and i am on the corralline stage even having pods now without introduction!
I have had my diatoms and GHA phase then I started seeing the speckles of coralline growth and my water is crystal clear no issues there at all. I am not running any media at all it’s all natural approach with three 4” filter socks, Aquamaxx ConsS Q3 skimmer macro algae pompom from AlgaeBarn and about 20 of the 2” marine pure blocks. I haven’t had any issues with the tank in the last six months. This green stuff started to come when I used Vibrant to rid of the GHA with manual removal as well and started to see this. Like last night I did my 20% water change per the instructions of use with Chemiclean my water in the bucket was crystal clear. I have send my water sample to ATI ICP for testing this past Monday hopefully early next week I will see what’s that in the water column that’s causing this green stuff to show up. As I said you can see it nice and green when the lights are off but when the light are on you can barely see it. It’s very very light.@#1Fellowreefer , I have not seen this type or color of growth on my rocks yet but i did go through various colors and colonizers before I got to my coralline stage. @brandon429 's advice and water change routine helped me get through all of the "uglies" in a not so ugly way. I honestly (knock on wood) did not go through such bad stages, i stayed pretty clean and clear. I have passed diatoms, glass algae, bacterial bloom in water column, and now green algae on rock with coralline. I would follow the advice given to me and you should be golden. My water is crystal clear, my fish are great and i am on the corralline stage even having pods now without introduction!
@brandon429 is correct. All I run and have ever ran is filter floss in my media basket and some chaeto for a while and even that is gone for a while because i wasnt ready for it yet. I only test for salinity and temperature per brandon. I have not dosed any chemicals whatsoever and my tank is coming along great. That being said I have not the idea what that algea might be as I have not had it but I cant seem to find any more information on what you have described the algae like. Wish i could help out more.its important to know that in this thread we arent using ICP or chemiclean, we havent taken on the testing approach. I think its important to point that out so the results here, which are not common (he's having headache free growth, chasing no conditions) can be attributed specifically to not dosing antibiotics nor tedious testing and response, investing $ in things other than corals, feed or fish.
The pages leading up to this one have been very uncommon from the start, thats why this tank from Daniel is working headache free, his access to repeated feeding and work is all the drive needed. we have covered up till now the specialized approach of always being in control of what expresses in the tank via external rock cleaning, and feed/water change linked actions. We haven't mentioned testing at all in recent pages, no params discussed.