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Wow, be safe all!

I get that it may be a little bit insensitive but, What I wouldn't give for a crazy thunderstorm to flood this state every once in a while....
told the mrs maybe we get a new roof via insurance.
not amused since i'll be out partying tonight. :cool:
 
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@LRT, the coral just seems happier as a whole:
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I realize there’s still algae on the sand, but I will take care of that tomorrow morning.

It’s gotta be the fresh water.
 

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@LRT, the coral just seems happier as a whole:
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I realize there’s still algae on the sand, but I will take care of that tomorrow morning.

It’s gotta be the fresh water.
Well done James.
Now that you got that knocked out you really should start thinking about and consider removing the few corals you have stuck to rocks and scrub them down. Dont worry about the palys. Clean around them like I did on numerous occasions. Just be careful and pay attention to what your doing.
Probably would only have to do it once.
 
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Well done James.
Now that you got that knocked out you really should start thinking about and consider removing the few corals you have stuck to rocks and scrub them down. Dont worry about the palys. Clean around them like I did on numerous occasions. Just be careful and pay attention to what your doing.
Oh yes sir, I already completely knocked out the GHA/GBA on this rubble piece that the cinnamon palys are on:
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I do still need to do this for the big rock that my big paly colony is on, but I don’t know if they are attached to the rock yet?
 

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Oh yes sir, I already completely knocked out the GHA/GBA on this rubble piece that the cinnamon palys are on:
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I do still need to do this for the big rock that my big paly colony is on, but I don’t know if they are attached to the rock yet?
Right on bud I was going to say do one rock a day if thats how you need to.
Honestly yank the plug off. If there's a cpl on it still clean around them. Its what I had to do.
May seem like alot of work to alot of people but it pays off when you have nothing left to clean because your CUC is literally spit shining the shoes on your corals scrounging for food to eat. I like to keep mine looking and begging for food.
Clean around what you can't remove.
I haven't lost a coral yet.
 

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Oh yes sir, I already completely knocked out the GHA/GBA on this rubble piece that the cinnamon palys are on:
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I do still need to do this for the big rock that my big paly colony is on, but I don’t know if they are attached to the rock yet?
It looks like you have some dinos. You should definitely try to get phosphates and nitrate up a little below 0ppm to combat this. Also, I’d recommend dipping the palys in 3% hydrogen peroxide for no longer than 2min, then dipping them a cup of tank water to rinse of the peroxide. You can place them back into your tank after. I’ve done this to multiple of my zoas and palys and the majority of the time they open up an hour or two later later. I’ve found that the unhealthy polyps will sometimes become irritated and may take longer to open, but always look better, overall, when they reopen. I had one Paly umbrella on me while in the peroxide instead of closing. It’s “mouth” was open and it had a LOT of slime coming off of it. Plays and zoas are very slimy and this is a normal reaction. Shedding their mucus layer can help them to parasites and other hitchhikers. They make look like s**t for a little after, but when they recover, you’ll have no regret.

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@LRT, what are your views on cutting mushrooms to make them split? I thought my BIG ricordea (named him ruffles - new name :p ) would split a long time ago, but he still hasn’t. He just keeps getting bigger and bigger.

However, I see really small ricordeas at my LFS, and they are already splitting or have split.
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(this isn’t even him at his full extent. He usually extends another 1/2 inch all the way around)
 

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It looks like you have some dinos. You should definitely try to get phosphates and nitrate up a little below 0ppm to combat this. Also, I’d recommend dipping the palys in 3% hydrogen peroxide for no longer than 2min, then dipping them a cup of tank water to rinse of the peroxide. You can place them back into your tank after. I’ve done this to multiple of my zoas and palys and the majority of the time they open up an hour or two later later. I’ve found that the unhealthy polyps will sometimes become irritated and may take longer to open, but always look better, overall, when they reopen. I had one Paly umbrella on me while in the peroxide instead of closing. It’s “mouth” was open and it had a LOT of slime coming off of it. Plays and zoas are very slimy and this is a normal reaction. Shedding their mucus layer can help them to parasites and other hitchhikers. They make look like s**t for a little after, but when they recover, you’ll have no regret.

July 3
D2A98684-77D3-4CEE-8A78-C33A17D7FBE2.jpeg

July 10
501DB593-1C50-40AA-A47E-8196674D1AB6.jpeg

July 13
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July 14
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July 18
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I’ll test nitrates and phosphate real quick. I don’t know how accurate it will be, because the only thing I have is API for both.

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That’s some incredible growth! So you think dipping them in the peroxide really helped them that much?
 
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I’ll test nitrates and phosphate real quick. I don’t know how accurate it will be, because the only thing I have is API for both.

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That’s some incredible growth! So you think dipping them in the peroxide really helped them that much?
It won’t be accurate, but it can at least give you an idea. You just don’t want them at 0. Dinos can take over quick and it has a toxic sting to corals. That’s what the brown strings with clear bubbles are. The bubbles are one way to tell the difference between dinos and cyano. Peroxide kills algae on contact. It’s another good way to clean your rocks if you can take them out of the tank.
 

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Clown is getting some black spots ;Bored ;Bookworm
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Does this just indicate age?
Hypermelanization - They get it from nuzzling close to corals they shouldn't. Nothing to worry about. You should see my clowns.
I ran my Blackbox just like @Gernader does and all was good. Actually haven't been able to keep a bounce shroom alive since I upgraded to fancy led.
I've been running my v2+ set same way until recently when I hooked up a cpl AI hydra 32 and started running saxby setting. I do like how it clouds and dimms all day with more of natural reef look so I changed my settings on v2+ to try and mimmick the saxby settings on AI.
No real difference one way or the other besides the look.
Here's my v2+ settings now. It does give me opportunity to hit a little higher intensity for those that want it but still gives a break to my shrooms that don't need it.
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Hypermelanization - They get it from nuzzling close to corals they shouldn't. Nothing to worry about. You should see my clowns.

I'm going to send you a message to chat about this, please hold.
No problem go check out the 420(O clock) pix i just posted in my thread.
Super clean look in person:D
 
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