Rags2Riches - The Learning Curve. 125g

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  1. RichtheReefer21

    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Got a few chords to manage, but it's a wrap.

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    Gotta figure out the ATO now and decide on a resevoir I can make that wont spoil the work I put into making the sump look clean and organized.
     

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    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Decided to wait to see the impacts of a week without a skimmer on my po4.

    I'll get the ulr checker back today hopefully and see what its climbed too... and then I'll hook up the skimmer and see what the rate of decline is every 3 days or so.
     
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    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Happy mothers day to all... and Sunday is TTLC day.

    I gotta start by saying that all week I have been doing like many, and spring cleanup has my hands blistered a bit. We have a peach tree and a flowering dog-wood tree. They are both in bloom and are looking amazing.
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    After clearing the fence of vines older than me, I sat out last night to a nice burn-down of the brush and had me some Juice.
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    Reef safe?
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    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Skimmer is back in, and wow. Just wow. I hear my overflow trickle, but not the skimmer. Nothing... and the micro bubbles seem much more fine. Super small. Excellent. 26 bucks and it runs like new again. Just awesome.

    ANNNNDDD.......

    To my astonishment...
    I tested po4 for the "ground zero" reading if u will... and I couldnt believe the first test... so I tested it again.

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    ;Woot
     
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    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I know most people would die over a number like that. But I had declined to about .22 before the skimmer impellar failed. So after a week with no skimmer, I expected to see .28 po4 or something. So I'm ecstatic to see it stayed the same.

    I guess the bag of phosban and new carbon I threw in after the skimmer died to help actually worked.
    :thumbs up:
     
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    Raege Trouble? Suspect#1 Maroon Clown! R2R Supporter Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Kenya tree coral does not like being cut apart. Here’s your frag freshly ticked off

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    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Wow. Thanks budddddy!
     
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    Raege Trouble? Suspect#1 Maroon Clown! R2R Supporter Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    No worries once the red gorg gets some growth and settles in will get ya some if that as well ;)
     
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    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Awesome!

    My orange gorg I split with u has been cut 3 times since then lol
     
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    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    The bta is fully extended daily and is rewarded for its work with krill and chunks of LRS Frenzy.
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    The OctoSpawn is settling in finally. Almost half the stretch of the bta now,

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    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Got a minute to breathe... adulting with a kid sucks. Sorry. This whole thing with fostering just made me realize I ain't ready... and thankfully my better half feels exactly the same.

    Here is my procrastinated PAR Mapping rendition... I will be creating a Map with a key if u will in order to navigate which coral are which in what locations, as well as future plans for additions.

    Never had my PUR go below 71% on the sanbed, and was hovering around 79% at the peak spots under the hydra footprints.
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    Made me want to sell the led strips and replace with 2 bulb T5 Coral+ fixtures. I could get much better numbers without a doubt.
     
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    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Yarrr....

    The kraken, she awakens. ;Peeking

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  13. 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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    KILL IT WITH FIRE ! ! ! ! !
     
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    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I wish I hit record when I first did it...

    Heres the aftermath. :D

     
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    ;Hilarious;Hilarious;Hilarious;Hilarious;Hilarious
     
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    15g wc last night, and then tested this morning.

    Po4 still at .23, no biggy. More Phosguard gfo and new carbon tomorrow.

    Debating selling my indo torch for a gfo reactor. Needs it's own pump, never did the manifold when I plumbed :: shrugs ::

    No3 at 30-35ppm
    Ca was down to 410, so I dosed it.

    Also got the fuge light on a timer finally... and also installed a 2500k 16" led strip on the far left of the tank and tied it into the power console. So during the day, I have an easy switch for working in the sump when fuge light is off.

    Found my 6 line on the carpet, psuedo prolly chased it out lids still have been put on, blame my laziness and busy new baby schedule. Just never got around to it I've been so busy. Sigh.

    The lone surviving texas chainsaw Anthias and red fire fish are still looking good and eating lrs and pe mysis daily in the QT. Still havent used copper. No signs or spot. Poop is normal. Will continue to monitor.

    That's about it for now. Gnite reefers
     
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    Retro Reefer Older than dirt! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Your tank is looking great man! sorry about your Anthias :( Your probably better off without the 6 line, my brother in law has one that after a few years turned into a complete monster and killed everything in his 90 including a large angle and full grown huma trigger.
     
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    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    :eek:


    Thanks for the compliment on the tank. I'm just ready to sit back and let it go now. Finally.
     
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    Fudsey Jack of all trades R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor NHFS Member

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    @RichtheReefer21 I thought your test showed 90 ppb? That's .276 PO4. Am I missing something?
     
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