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Added African Flameback. Centropyge acanthops. Incredibly beautiful! He hid in a rock for about 30 mins. Feeding well after 30 mins!
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@Jeffcb101 awesome fish !!!! I love the dwarf angels. What a joy.
 
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So, I had a major bac bloom and minor catastrophe. The slime monster took of for a few day. Was having to change filter sock 5 to 6 time's a day. I posted another thread about the issue. Some thought I was Cab dosing. Didn't even know what that is. Some said I crashed tank from dosing what I do dose and others scented soap. I think it was soap. Covid paranoia makes me wash my hands 10-15 times a day. Anyway pretty much cleared up and slime is gone. Unfortunately N03 is also.

I did add these 2 corals last week. More Flame Thrower Ricarda and Bubble Gum Monster Chalice. Bubble gum had to have it! Every thing seems to be ok so far!

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Tank is looking good.
Parameters.
  • Ammonia 0.0
  • NO2 0.0
  • NO3 2.0
  • PH 8.2
  • Ca 490.0 ppm
  • dKH 12.0 (seems high but Red Sea Recipe says 11.5)
  • Mg 1560.0 ppm
  • Salt 1.025



I think I will go Fish shopping today!!
Currently stocked. What to get?
  • African Flameback
  • 2 Ocellaris Clownfish
  • Diamond goby
  • Canary Blenny
 
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I read and have been told canister filters are a no no on a reef tank. The media cup in the sump seems lame being that it is just gravity feed. I have a slight smell to the water. Looking at media reactions I haven't found a viable solution with my small sump. 20201122_103355.jpg So I installed a Ehiem 130 stuffed with Chemi Pure Elite and Red Sea Carbon. I figure I will have to change and clean foam pads every 2 weeks to keep biological bac from forming. This Eco Pro is super easy to maintain.
 
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My Skimmer sits to high. Red Sea recommends 6-8 inches and its at 9. It's new and there is nothing in the water to skim. All it does now is over flow. But I think it will operate better at the proper height. Had a plastic shop cut me 3 pieces of 1/4 in acrylic drilled holes and I made a 2 on stand. Know it sits at 7 inches. I wonder how long it will be until there will be nutrients to skim?
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You will find even though it sits at 9, it will work ok once you get nutrients and it broke in.
 
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Second dose of Pink Fusion and Purple Helix. I am seeing small spots all over the back glass from the first dose 5 weeks ago. Looks like chicken pox as instructions state. I think its is working. Also dosing Red Sea Coralline Algae Grow instead of KH alk foundation. 20201127_173500.jpg
 

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Second dose of Pink Fusion and Purple Helix. I am seeing small spots all over the back glass from the first dose 5 weeks ago. Looks like chicken pox as instructions state. I think its is working. Also dosing Red Sea Coralline Algae Grow instead of KH alk foundation. 20201127_173500.jpg
@Jeffcb101 glad to know that coralline in a bottle works. I bought some plastic plates with coralline on them coming from Hawaii and they had a minimum order. I ordered some mini stars and other cool stuff but the shipping was a two day one and I don’t think anything survived. I will remember this stuff in a bottle when I’m ready for it.
 
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@Jeffcb101 glad to know that coralline in a bottle works. I bought some plastic plates with coralline on them coming from Hawaii and they had a minimum order. I ordered some mini stars and other cool stuff but the shipping was a two day one and I don’t think anything survived. I will remember this stuff in a bottle when I’m ready for it.
I bet they will make it.
 
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