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Thank you!! I love the RedSea tanks! Do you have a built thread?


I think I found the shrimp dead this morning, unless by chance he molted which doesn't make much sense so quickly!!
Not so much a build im on to stocking, but its linked under my name. So far I'm absolutely in love with the red sea products
 
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Found the harlequin shrimp stuck to a. Tunze pump today...

clean Tunze pumps not only

new yellow wrasse came out though!!

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Using the Hanna temp check to confirm temp on the Inkbird controlling my tank and checking the salt water I have mixing. I normally have an ink bird controller on my new salt water, I’m lazy right now!

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Last making some water and watching football on the projector in the garage in a bed sheet!! Hahaha
 
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Not so much a build im on to stocking, but its linked under my name. So far I'm absolutely in love with the red sea products

perfect, I’ll have to check it out!!

Beat sorry about the shrimp. Wrasse is a stunner though

Sucks hard on the harlequin! Yellow wrasse came out today so that made me happy! Stuck to his own little corner, in a few days hopefully he is roaming around.
 
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Pelphrey,
I have to admit I read through your entire build thread. The best one I've seen on here so far! Your tank prompted me to pull the trigger on a Redsea reefer 350, which I will slowly get going on soon.

In regards to your struggles keeping SPS. I have not seen anyone suggest this to you.

From the beginning of my current tank I have dosed the BRS 2 part, (Calcium Chloride/Soda Ash) with 100% sustained SPS growth & survival.

Soda ash being sodium carbonate it has a slight PH raising effect. Other bottled 2 part solutions generally have a sodium bicarbonate mixture for the Alkalinity solution (less PH raising effect). Never thought anything of it until recently I ran out of the BRS product and started using ESV b-ionic 2 part. I've lost 3 acropora now since switching to ESV. The only thing I can attribute this to is the PH running slightly lower than before. So my suggestion would be try using Soda Ash.
 

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Pelphrey,
I have to admit I read through your entire build thread. The best one I've seen on here so far! Your tank prompted me to pull the trigger on a Redsea reefer 350, which I will slowly get going on soon.

In regards to your struggles keeping SPS. I have not seen anyone suggest this to you.

From the beginning of my current tank I have dosed the BRS 2 part, (Calcium Chloride/Soda Ash) with 100% sustained SPS growth & survival.

Soda ash being sodium carbonate it has a slight PH raising effect. Other bottled 2 part solutions generally have a sodium bicarbonate mixture for the Alkalinity solution (less PH raising effect). Never thought anything of it until recently I ran out of the BRS product and started using ESV b-ionic 2 part. I've lost 3 acropora now since switching to ESV. The only thing I can attribute this to is the PH running slightly lower than before. So my suggestion would be try using Soda Ash.
Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe ESV B-Ionic "original" is sodium carbonate and will boost pH.
 

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