Tank crashed starting over

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  1. palvyre

    palvyre Valuable Member

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    I was running EcoBak before. Caused tons of cyano out breaks.

    I always run carbon. Have a couple media bags in the flow right now in the sump.
     

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    MikeyTN Active Member MTRCMember

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    Hopefully what's left will all recover just fine.
     
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    palvyre Valuable Member

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    Btw. I've had two of the Aqueon Pro heaters split. I'm not using them anymore. Bought a couple of Eheim Jagger Heaters for the reboot.
     
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    palvyre Valuable Member

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    I lost a washer off my return pump while I was cleaning it. Hoped it wasn't important, guess it was. Return pump burned up. Had to order a new one. Fortunately I got free same day shipping from Amazon.
     
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    MikeyTN Active Member MTRCMember

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    Good to hear! But if you need one for temp use let me know what you need. I may or may not have. I have pumps sitting around but may not be one you need.
     
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    Thank you for the offer. Hopefully this pump shows up today.
     
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    Was the tank running a DSB before the crash as well? IMO you were ripe for a full tank wipeout regardless of vibrant dosing. I'd also attribute your major algae issue you tried to remedy with the vibrant to an old DSB that was at the breaking point as it was. Just not a long term sustainable filter system. Works great until it doesnt kind of thing. But hey if thats your go to, then youll probably get another 3 years til it blows up again. As long as you know the limitations I dont see anything wrong with it. Just find it unlikely a vibrant dose was the root cause of your crash.
     
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    What caused the crash? The algae?
     
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    It wasn't DSB before. Only had an inch or so. The new system is DSB, but that's not the only filtration.
     
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    A number of things. The Vibrant overdosing causing a mass die off was the last straw. My skimmer overflowed for a couple days and I missed it. That caused the algae bloom. My feeding routine, combined with how my rock work was setup also provided a bunch of places for detritus to build up.
     
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    palvyre Valuable Member

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    I really appreciate the offer, that's a haul up to Clarksville and the weekends are really busy. Thanks though! I'll probably drop by AQ sometime this weekend to see what I can pick up.
     
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    FLAdaboy Well-Known Member R2R Supporter MTRCMember Reef Tank 365

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    Freebies are worth the drive ;)
     
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    I'll take a freebie when I have my tank setup. :)
     
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    palvyre Valuable Member

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    Added a couple of the required clowns and a couple hermit crabs. 20180210_125734.jpg
     
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    Looking good so far, following.....
     
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    Took my extra rock to AQ today. I was cleaning out the Brute the rock was in and there was one more rock in the bottom I missed covered in closed zoas. I put it in the display. Hopefully they will come back.
     
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    Looking more lively now! :)
     
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    The zoas are looking better day by day. The bright green ones haven't opened yet though.
     
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    Looking better
     
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    Nice reboot! Good luck, the rock is pretty.
     
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