Raege's 75 Gallon Adventure

Discussion in 'Member Tanks' started by Raege, Jun 2, 2018.

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Green Hair Algae battleplan?

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  1. GFO Nopox and patience

    42.3%
  2. Pull rocks full scrub replace

    46.2%
  3. Chem warfare and remove and scrub then replace

    7.7%
  4. Chem warfare brush rock in tank

    3.8%
  1. Fudsey

    Fudsey Jack of all trades R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor NHFS Member

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    I take what they say with a grain of salt. Remember, they are trying to sell you something ;)
     

  2. thejuice24

    thejuice24 Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Think about the fact that’s all creatures that will die and add no3 and p04 back into the system, once they starve, cause you added so many. Or 2 when the crabs start eating the snail cause their hungry or want new shells.....vicious cycle
     
  3. najer

    najer Valuable Member

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    Looking very nice and as above, way too many cuc imo.

    ;Spam

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  4. Raege

    Raege Smart enough to know what I don’t know R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Oooh love me some Simon spam in the morning. Love the color
    As for cuc knew I didn’t have enough and if this is too much Nature will balance it out. But not till they chow some gha!
     
  5. RichtheReefer21

    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    I'll take some :D
     
  6. Raege

    Raege Smart enough to know what I don’t know R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Hiya gang, Well I’m suffering from a lack of intelligence or ability to focus today. Plan was a 25 gallon water change and flush the nitrate reactor. Reality is I somehow mixed water to 1.045..... since I’m cheap bought another barrel to empty enough out yo reduce salinity in both to usable levels but need to make more rodi. I should have checked it last night or early this morning oh well.
    It’s a year wet now here’s then

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    And now The rocks have been changed more times than I care to admit. I would still change them now but I’ve promised myself to try only getting hands wet when tank needs it.
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  7. Raege

    Raege Smart enough to know what I don’t know R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Something pretty cool sighted in the tank

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    Royal Gramma pair in back corner one of them is depositing these. Not a typical nest from what I’ve read but cool to see. I had thought snail but wife saw gramma deposit an egg in corner.
     
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  8. Raege

    Raege Smart enough to know what I don’t know R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Posted in breeding forums to see if somebody has any tips to help these eggs have a chance. Pretty cool seeing the gramma drop egg on glass. If anyone can recommend any reading or sources to check please drop a line here thanks #reefsquad
     
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  9. norfolkgarden

    norfolkgarden Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019

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    Congrats on the Grammas!
    Beautiful fish.
     
  10. Janci

    Janci Staghorns will prevail R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Happy anniversary!!
    The tank made a cool conversion so far!
    Love it.
     
  11. RichtheReefer21

    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Great progression shot ray! The colors are eye-catching. Had to zoom in and look at each area. I'll try to stop by this week with ur dendro frag.
     
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    najer Valuable Member

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    Very nice. :)

    ... oops!

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  13. Raege

    Raege Smart enough to know what I don’t know R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Love it! Simon you have free run to oops all you want love the eye candy my friend
     
  14. Fudsey

    Fudsey Jack of all trades R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor NHFS Member

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    Want ! !
     
  15. Beth Villmow

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    We use a woodburner for heat in the winter and I have to add 1 1/2 g a day to my 75g. Yup, I get tired of adding by hand but I think it helps keep my rocks from getting full of detritus.
     
  16. Raege

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    Hi @Beth Villmow thanks for checking my thread. Ill never go back to hand adds on ato the stability in salinity is worth it to me and time saved.Once or twice aweek and done. For the rocks the turkey baster and tooth brush are my weapons of choice :)
     
  17. Beth Villmow

    Beth Villmow Member

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    Glad it turned out ok for you! At first when I was reading your post I wondered why you would run 2 heaters in a 75g and then your words made sense, run both in case one dies, duh! I had that happen to me 2yrs ago. It was the middle of a very cold winter and by the time I figured what was wrong I had lost all my corals were gone except for my ginormous peach toadstool.
     
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  18. Raege

    Raege Smart enough to know what I don’t know R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Please read the following in a John Madden voice ;) I’ve always dreamed of using the telestrator like him

    So right there you can see sticking out an arm from under the ledge. That arm belongs to the thing the arms attached to right there. You can see the attached arm but not the body as it’s under the ledge and that’s why you see what you can see of Barry the Brittle Star

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  19. RichtheReefer21

    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Making demands.

    Video of u ACTUALLY doing it in a Madden voice ;)
     
  20. NY_Caveman

    NY_Caveman "listen to the colour of your dreams” R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Ha! That was great, @Raege

     
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