The Journey - Reboot of the 120

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  1. pdiehm

    pdiehm Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Apex wants me to send the unit in, this will be the 3rd time...starting to wonder if I just shouldn't get a new brain unit.

    But not all bad news, ordered a Midas Blenny from Live Aquaria's Divers Den. Super Excited. Will set up the 10g tanks for tank Transfer Method, tomorrow evening, but first, need to get myself a 50W heater, and some airstones.

    13 Days and 4 transfers, and he'll be ready for the 20 long Observation for 10-14 days.
     

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    Messed around with the aquascape. The vertical piece on the left, I can lay down and create an angled shelf...or leave it upright. What do you guys think?
     
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    The upright looks good! Can you post the laid down version?
     
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    Yeah, I'll work on that at lunch, and see if I can get it to lay down.
     
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    No need to go to that much trouble! Thought you may have already taken a pic. What you have imo is good!
     
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    Gotta admit I kinda like it horizontal. Creates a few more swim through holes and more surface area to place corals.
     
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    So far my impression of Dr. Tims One and Only is that it's a ripoff. 3 weeks now and nitrites are still at about 5ppm.

    That said, numerous times I woke up with the tank temperature at 71 due to the Apex issues.
     
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    Big day!

    The midas blenny will be here today, and 6-8 weeks of QT will start. Since I have really nothing but a 20 long, and if I buy another 5 gallon bucket my wife will kill me. The blenny will be treated in the 20 long with Cupramine for 4 weeks, then I'll run carbon, do a water change, and hit him with 2 doses of PraziPro. Plan of attack with the Cupramine is to add 0.9ml per day until I get to 0.4mg/l (I think that's the form its in). Since the fish is from Live Aquaria Divers Den, I'm not anticipating any diseases, but will be proactively treating. After 2 doses of PraziPro, will observe for another 10-14 days, and if all goes well, add him to the display tank.
     
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    Nitrites hit 0! Adding 2ppm ammonia and if we are at 0/0 tomorrow night...it's on like donkey kong
     
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    Tank is looking awesome!~ Make sure you have a top on the tank when housing a Midas Blenny, I have lost two to jumping
     
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    QT has a cover and the 120 has a canopy. My little guy hangs out in the corner of the QT for past 24 hours. Going to try to get him to eat tomorrow.
     
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    Dosed Ammonia Sunday Night, and last night it was at 2ppm, with nitrites at 0.25-0.50 ppm. Not cycled, but getting closer.
     
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    Looking good!
     
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    You probably knew but Petco's sale is runnning now if you need another small QT.
     
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