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Same water I have been using since the start of this tank. Walmart Distilled Water.
It could come from the water or elsewhere. They could have changed suppler especially at this time of shortages.

Do you use siporax? I believe that is claimed to be a source too.

Do you do ICP testing? Check to see if that’s the issue.

Sera do a silicate remover, might be worth trying that if it’s a big issue? I would probably check to see if it was the cause first though.
 
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It could come from the water or elsewhere. They could have changed suppler especially at this time of shortages.

Do you use siporax? I believe that is claimed to be a source too.

Do you do ICP testing? Check to see if that’s the issue.

Sera do a silicate remover, might be worth trying that if it’s a big issue? I would probably check to see if it was the cause first though.

Hmmm didn't consider that. I'll look into silicate removers and see if that help. No I don't ICP test, and i am unaware of siporax.
 
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I believe I'm dealing with a diatom issue here. I do not get any film on the glass overnight but during the day I do. I have been advised to just keep doing waterchanges and it should pass in time. I also have a couple spots of GHA that I'm going to dab some Hydrogen Peroxide on during my next water change. Hopefully that will kill it off.

Lost by beautiful ORA birdsnest yesterday. Accidentally dropped it onto the hammer coral over the weekend and was going to frag off the good pieces last night, but it was gone before I got home. dang bummer as it was beautiful, but it is what it is I guess.

Today I'm picking up some new corals though. It's gonna be a haul and this tank is gonna be packed! Some are coming from a member here, and some that my LFS got ahold of for me. Excited to show them off in the next few days.
 
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Picked up a haul of corals yesterday and other goodies. Excited to show them off when the tank gets settled and I find permanent homes for all the corals.

A local reefer generously gave me:

A jar of Coral Frenzy
Nano Flipper
Real Reef rock rubble
Intank Media Basket
Keds Reds Zoas
Mandarin Orange Zoas
Gobstopper Palys
Nirvana Palys
Rainbow Clove Polyps
Grandis Palys

I also picked up from my LFS:

2 Heads of Grim Reaper Torch
Yellow Submarine Favia

Saturday I'm picking up:

Spicy Lemon Favia
Bubblegum Digitata
 
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Where are you going to put all of that! Lol

I want a torch but Im having a hard time figuring out where to put one with everything else I have planned so it won’t kill things.

Haha right? I have spots and my tank looked like crap last night after placing corals on to the rocks, but I do have a plan. The torch is on its own rock with some zoas. It's tentacles are not as long as some torches I have seen so I'm not worried too much about sweepers.
 
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Well here are a couple newer photos of the tank. I've placed the corals and also put in some more rock. The new rock and gives me a little more room to add a few more corals in the future.

Lost the Red Digi over the weekend too, but have yet to remove the skeleton. I've also added another carbon and phosphate pad to the media basket to help with phosphates and clarity. The chemi-pure is a good product, but I just need a little more for now.

Original Post has an updated coral list.

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I've acquired a love of favia's over the past year or so. Recently I added two new pieces that really "pop"

Yellow Submarine and a Spicy Lemon. Pictures suck and don't do them justice.
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Gorgeous tank - following along, 2 months into my build.

Question on vacuuming. I use a python for freshwater, but im hesitant to do that on this tank - i dont think i would get it vacuumed before removing 5 gallons :). how do you do it?
 
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Gorgeous tank - following along, 2 months into my build.

Question on vacuuming. I use a python for freshwater, but im hesitant to do that on this tank - i dont think i would get it vacuumed before removing 5 gallons :). how do you do it?
Thanks!

I pinch/kink the end of the hose to only allow so much water to come out. Slightly open the pinch point to start the siphon, and close it to let the sand drop. The detritus stays suspended until I open the siphon again. I'd say about 1/2 gallon is removed when I siphoned.
 

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