Raege's 75 Gallon Adventure

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  1. Raege

    Raege Copper Band Butterfly Servant R2R Supporter Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Wish I was loving it :( symphyllia is looking rubbish and no clue why in just a few short days after a WC. Zero tds water parameters po4 and nitrates not great but .08 and 40 not horrible I thought. Topping it off trying to make brain happy I’m ticking off half of the rest. Feeling bummed out and like I’m failing this coral in my care.
    I need to get the balance right in the tank. Need to solve the calcium alk mag interaction equation here. Dosing alk daily but not seeing calcium changing now. I know test kit accuracy can be deceptive with Ca being used but not accurate enough to see it.
    Pondering very small additions of Ca when I dose alk but only so as it doesn’t show on test kit?
    Mind is spinning reading reading thinking........gotta keep hands outta tank unless I’m sure of course of action tho.
    I have a lot to be happy with in tank just feeling burned with this coral was hoping to be in a better place a week before KOR to bring some new stuff home
    Alrighty feel better just typing out thus rant.
    I know return you to a happy fun filled Raege in Da Cage experience.
    Copper Band is getting a fat head! He has been picking thawed frozen baby shrimp off rocks. Funny he follows it in water waits for it to settle on rocks then picks at em...
    Elegance coral has recovered about halfway good sign and all fish fat and happy. Tomorrow am 1/3 water change didn’t want to tick anyone off more than I did today....
    Stay SALTY and positive keep your seat belt buckled for the bumps in the road on the way to our final destination Reefvana just ahead :)
     

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    Not sure why you are raising your kh?
    8 is a good number, as you change it the balance will shift between the big 3, IMO.
    I would aim for a steady kh of 8 and get all 3 balanced at that kh.
    Oh and don't sweat your nitrates and phosphates at those levels, they won't kill anything at those levels. ;)
     
  3. Raege

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    Symphyllia update warning pic is graphic parental guidance reccomennded. The underlying skeleton is still showing at the edges but after hitting it with baby shrimp and Amin is last night the spines showing out top are protruding a bit less. I’m hoping with some time can get it to inflate more before algae start on its skeleton that’s showing. From what I’ve researched once algae starts recovery won’t be an option

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    Caught the serpent sticking out a bit. He’s gotten huge! And yes the Elegance is retracted again :( It goes from open to closed about 50% of the time last cpl days.

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    Charlie Brown is doing well we’ve had him for 33 days now so feel like he’s gonna make it fine. Above the eye top of head looks to be fattening up and he’s thicker in the belly from a month ago.

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    Luv Charlie Brown.
     
  7. Raege

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    Evening all did a round of testing after yesterday’s 3o gallon WC
    Salinity 1.025
    Temp 78 inkbird controller keeps it very tight :)
    Calcium 550
    Mag 1500
    DKH 8.4
    Po4 .06
    No3 40
    GHA has receded worst is at base rock in front of anemone now weird that it’s been relegated to bottom 1/3 of tank.....
    Dosing 3 ml vodka about a week and change hoping to see a better change in NO3 over next week. Time for a pruning of the algae as well which should help give it some room to grow and suck up some nitrates

    Funny observation of the CBB 3rd time I’ve caught him poopin in the same location. Just under the gyre and it gets sucked up and spit to other side of tank. Ahh the strange things you see gazing at your tank.:confused:
     
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    Whose gorgonian has polyp extension? This guys does :cool:

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    Cpl more pics. Couldn’t bring myself to list Symphyllia :( the spines are pretty much covers on top now but seeing some discoloration on spines at its edges.......not a great sign but will fight the good fight



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    Just leave it alone and itll be fine! U said urself u tinkered and chased numbers too much at first.

    K.i.s.s. see ya Saturday bud!
     
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    Yeh k i s s, how complicated does it need to be?! ;)
     
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    Another view from the couch

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    Lovinnnn it
     
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    Cut me off a finger of that Kenya tree for my fuge :)
     
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    Gotta find it a better home in tank. Cant keep baby in the corner. When I rehome will get ya a piece
     
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    Wow! Beautiful.
     
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    Thanks it’s a favorite love the color it brings to the tank
     
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    14 hours till KOR expo :)
    Tickets check
    Insulated cooler check
    Excited to find a few awesome corals to fill in tank check
    Meeting some cool R2R members in the real world CHECK!
    Hope to have some great pics to share Saturday night so don’t change that channel :cool:
     
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    Have fun. Take pictures! :)
     
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    Ray what's on ur wishlist?
     
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