New to Middle Tennessee but not Reef Tanks

Discussion in 'Middle Tennessee Reef Club' started by Timothy McMeans, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. MikeyTN

    MikeyTN Active Member MTRCMember

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    I would have to agree. I got some purple ones but they did not survive but I also have the regular ones and they're just as nice.
     
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    Been awhile since I updated this thread.

    Tank is doing great I think my dinoflagellates algae is gone for good this time. Less than 3 weeks the tank will have been set up for 1 yr now. Time really did fly this past year with it.

    Current fish:
    One Spot Foxface
    Purple Firefish
    Blue Eye Bristletooth Tang
    2 Oscellaris Clowns
    Royal Gramma
    6 Line Wrasse
    Long Nose Hawk

    Current Corals:
    Multi Color Hammer
    Zoa Polyps Green & Blue
    Purple & Green Favia
    Purple Monti
    Supernatural Monti
    Hollywood Stunner
    Acan
    Tri Color Acro
    Birdsnest Green Polyps
    Birdsnest Brownish Polyps
    Mushrooms Green
    Kenya Tree
    Ricordea Fl Orange
    Metor Shower Cyphastrea

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    MikeyTN Active Member MTRCMember

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    Everything is looking good!!! Mine just reached a year old earlier this month.
     
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    Thank you.

    Did I miss pics of your tank somewhere?
     
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    Looking good. Glad to hear the dinos are on the way out.

    I think they came my way though lol. Working on getting my large frag tank rid of them. Dosing nitrate and phosphate right now and it is helping a ton. The cheato in its sump has finally taken off like the rest of the tanks.
     
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    Timothy McMeans Active Member MTRCMember

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    Very pretty tank Mikey. That monti cap really has taken off for you
     
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    The tank is looking good! Glad to hear there is an end to dinos... I'm still battling them!!!!
     
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    Thanks Steve. I hope they dont stick around long for you either. I stopped dosing the nitrates and phosphate and went with heavily feeding the tank and not rinsing the frozen foods.
     
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    Thank you!! I am very happy with my tank now. Well I was always happy even with full blown dino but even more happy with them gone. I hope your dino dont stick around long either.
     
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    36x24x8 inch tall frag tank sucks for fish lol. I have a 6 line and a pair of clowns in it. Only so much I can feed lol. But being as it is now full of zoas, the dosing will stop once I get them light acclimated and start loading them up with reef roids.

    I am also debating on pulling the rock from the sump. My DIY rock recipe seems to provide bacteria with a ton of surface area. All tanks with it have to be dosed, and the jbj 45 with pukani is a constant battle to get them down lol.
     
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    It took off like mad. I broke some awhile back and give them away and it recovered right away. I left a pea size on a piece of rock accidentally and it's taken off like 4x3 inches already. I may need to break some soon as they're covering the corals below.
     
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    If you break some off, yell at me. Paxtin has been wanting some for his tank.
     
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    I have a purple cap I can break a peice off of for you. I wont be going to SA this month but the following I will be going to the meeting. Unless you want to pickup in Spring Hill


    I would like a peice if you do break some off as well.

    Oh very true on limited for fish. I would be dosing as well then. Best of luck with it
     
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    I can break some decent nice sized pieces for both of you no problem. Just let me know when you guys be out this way or meet at critters.
     
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    I might try to make it to critter sometime this weekend. I will let ya know.
     
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    It's been a great group of people here so far.
     
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    Tank is a year old now. Here is a video of how things are looking.

     
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