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I got the Snow Dragon.
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Well this WWC Snow Dragon coral arrived beige and never recovered. It's been dead for a while now but don't have the heart to remove it from the rock
 
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give it more time. Mine have taken over 2 months to recover. They looked good on arrival and turned brown. They are slowly coming back, except maybe 2. 1 has completely recovered. it can take 6 mo to a year once they brown or bleach. Use a blue flashlight at night to see if any color returning
 
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Hope you get the tank size you want.
When I do set up a tank in FL it will be a 75g but I wish it could have been bigger. I need to respect the bylaws. I don't want to waste money on an up grade here in NJ since I would be leaving it behind. The plan I have is to setup a tank in FL and slowly transplant the rocks/corals in NJ to FL.
 
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When I do set up a tank in FL it will be a 75g but I wish it could have been bigger. I need to respect the bylaws. I don't want to waste money on an up grade here in NJ since I would be leaving it behind. The plan I have is to setup a tank in FL and slowly transplant the rocks/corals in NJ to FL.
sounds good!
 
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Let me update my Coral post. Here’s what my tank is looking like now

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Yes it is hard to get it clean with a sponge/paper towel. I have tried in the past when I was cleaning the neck. That is why I asked if I should use citric acid or just leave it be.
Diana, I have soaked my entire skimmer in citric acid for several hours. If you leave it in there long enough, it will clean the bottom that you can't get to. I have also soaked the cup in mild clorox. It has started to get discolored from use and that clears it up.
 

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Diana, I have soaked my entire skimmer in citric acid for several hours. If you leave it in there long enough, it will clean the bottom that you can't get to. I have also soaked the cup in mild clorox. It has started to get discolored from use and that clears it up.
great advice about the Clorox!
 
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Diana, I have soaked my entire skimmer in citric acid for several hours. If you leave it in there long enough, it will clean the bottom that you can't get to. I have also soaked the cup in mild clorox. It has started to get discolored from use and that clears it up.
Thank you so much! I use citric acid on my powerheads and pumps. I never thought to use it on the skimmer.
 
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My tank is soooo dirty. I started a new job and have been too tired to clean it. I am going to try today. My SPS are loving the dirty water/tank I think. They grew noticeability in the last 13 days! I am going to test my NO4 and PO4. I have been dosing to keep it above 0.
 

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Thank you so much! I use citric acid on my powerheads and pumps. I never thought to use it on the skimmer.
I do the same every 6 months soaking it in a 5 gallon bucket with a citric acid solution and scrub the excess with a toothbrush.
 
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Hey there @JSmith ! Now since I know I can use it on the skimmer I am a little more comfortable in using it. I was concerned of any residue after the rinse. I'll just go OCD on rinsing it after it has soaked.

Are you a member of NJRC? We are having a get together meeting I believe on the 15th
 
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If you are uneasy about the chemicals, you could try our approach- take the body outside and run the power washer ( on low of course LOL ). I have the Coralife Super Skimmer and internal plumbing is impossible to get at with a brush. Takes just a couple of minutes and even the bottom is clean as new. I also do this with my hoses to clear out buildup.
 
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Hey there @JSmith ! Now since I know I can use it on the skimmer I am a little more comfortable in using it. I was concerned of any residue after the rinse. I'll just go OCD on rinsing it after it has soaked.

Are you a member of NJRC? We are having a get together meeting I believe on the 15th
Yes I’m JamieS in NJRC and if there are other kids there I’ll come with my daughter but if not then I’m afraid she’d be bored. I’m waiting to hear from others. I just came across your build here yesterday and read through it. I don’t use vinegar or bleach anymore since using citric acid it works so much better in my opinion.
 
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Hopefully someone does reply! Didn't realize you live near me. I am between Rt 79 & Hwy 34. My youngest is a girl but she's 16 going on 25
Where is your daughter in school? I have a 16 year, old going on 25, stepdaughter and she goes to RBC.
 
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All my kids went to Catholic elementary school and high school. The boys all went to Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft. This one...she got accepted to Trinity Hall (all girls), RBC and SJV. Didn't want to go to any of them. She also got accepted to Colts Neck HS for their Judicial Law program....that is where she is:rolleyes:
 
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did some water tests. Since I started working full time, I stopped feeding frozen mysis. I have always had a hard time for years keeping my nitrates and phosphates up. Nitrate use to be around 3. With working I had to install a timed feeder for PE pellets. My nitrates and phosphates are up. Now my SPS are not vibrant. I may need to bump up my KH with the higher nitrate and PO4

Sal 35...1.026…..ATC refractor
KH 7.4 ….salifert
Ca 410…..salifert
Mg 1290….salifert
nitrate 20….NYOS
PO4 0.1….salifert
 
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