Discussion in 'Coral Savers' started by Donttouchthebutt, Jan 19, 2018.
And I actually have a little starfish that must have came with one of my corals by accident
Okay. They will stay closed more than likely for 2-3 days after you complete this but should recover. How’s it going?
Do you think this would be okay to glue my corals back to the rocks?
About finished syphoning out the dirty water
I’m gonna move to rinsing the sand
#reefsquad I have personally never used this on the reef, any generic superglue will work but this may be different. I know it definitely doesn’t smell good.
Scrub them rocks and don’t let them sit in chlorinated water. It’s killing any good bacteria you might have and need
If you don't have super glue, you can just set the corals back in the tank until you get some reef epoxy or super glue. I think it's a good thing to reset the tank now. Are you using api test kits? How old are they? Make sure they aren't expired. The Api ammonia test seems to show .25 ppm ammonia quite often. I would suggest salifert test kits in general. The other thing would be a tds meter, to test your rodi water. Some new test kits and a tds meter would be a great addition to this tank reset. That way you can make sure the cycle is working properly and the rodi is also performing well.
Good stuff guys.
Prime is not a Bactria, and it’s biners can mess with some ammoina tests.
That stuff on the rocks appears to be a chrysophytes or diatom possible a dino.
In a lot of tanks it comes from a nutint limitation. One or the other No3 or Po4 not being available. There’s not a set number or particular balance , you just need some of both.
If you are running gfo polypad or Po4 binder. Stop.
Feed a bit heavier.
You’re doing great.
Yea, it’s fine. Small tank. Rebuild.
Dr Tim’s one and only or bio spira.
Just bacteria. Competes with the nasty stuff on the rocks and IS your cycling workers.
If somthing was killing it , bleach , copper , bad water (both things) then it may have stalled.
If the N P are both that low , the the bacteria may not have enough to eat. Starving and allowing the other stuff to bloom that needs less.
One other question, besides the test kit one I had. Maybe I missed it, but how long have you had no fish in the tank? A lot of good stuff for corals comes from fish waste, in moderation!
Like a week, I had one but he died. That’s when I knew something wasn’t right
Back to my original question , you would recommend plain super glue or reef poxy?
Plain gel superglue. It’s easier to snap off when you want to re arrange things
Okay I am just about done
All the new water is in the tank , the rocks , and sand are in the tank and everything is ready.
Should I dose anything before adding anything live into the tank?
For rocks, and frags too, I use the Reef putty , and super glue.
Sometimes it works great , sometimes not so much.
I don’t blame the tools . Lol.
An FYI, some of the epoxy are Reef safe , but only once they are cured.
Nope, should be good to go. You can test the new water with whatever test kits you have. Check salinity and temp!
As long as Salinty is around 1.025ish range and Temp is 79ish you should be all okay. You have any pictures?
Salinity is around 1.018... any quick fixes
Have any more salt?
I don’t have a thermometer at the moment , it actually broke. But I have my heater in there set at 79/80.
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