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Discussion in 'Meet & Greet Forum' started by welder1, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. Reefing Madness

    Reefing Madness Carbon Doser Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2018

    Oct 27, 2012
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    Glendale, AZ.

  2. kireek

    kireek PLANESWALKER R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

    Jul 7, 2012
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    Nice aquarium,I like the details on the stand.Your collection of fish is impressive,they all look very healthy!
  3. welder1

    welder1 Member

    Mar 4, 2013
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    Eastern NC
    Thank you. I am having a diatom bloom the tank will be 5 weeks this saturday. All my water parameters are good except nitrates and phosphates. I have done 3 water changes of 30 gals each yet they remain high. Nitrates are close to 80 ppm and the phosphate is over 1.00 ppm. I have a phosban 150 reactor but it doesn't seem to be helping too much. everything else is going well. I have cut back on feeding the fish but now they are not playing as well with each other. There are 3 tangs Hippo, Purple, Sailfin, and a cuban hogfish + 2 large Clarki clowns, a foxface and a flagfin angel and 1 damsel. All of the fish are 3 inch or larger. They where in a 120 gal for the last 3-6 yrs. Any thoughts ? I just purchased a 180 oceanis bow front and will be senting it up very soon as well so I can transfer some of the fish over into a larger tank. There is over 135 lbs of live rock and i change filter socks everyday. Still trying to dial in the protien skimmer. IMG_20150314_141842.jpg IMG_20150314_141907.jpg IMG_20150314_142436.jpg
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