The richreef saga 125g

Discussion in 'Member Tanks' started by RichtheReefer21, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. Blackice615

    Blackice615 Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2018
    Messages:
    166
    Likes Received:
    149
    Thanks for sharing and sorry to hear about your loss. The storm is passing through and hopefully temporary
     

  2. RichtheReefer21

    RichtheReefer21 Rookie Reefer R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2018
    Messages:
    1,529
    Likes Received:
    4,117
    Thank you. And I couldn't agree more. R2R is a community that is a rare find these days in the fog of the web. Very fortunate to have found it.
     
    Retro Reefer, Raege, Janci and 3 others like this.
  3. RichtheReefer21

    RichtheReefer21 Rookie Reefer R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2018
    Messages:
    1,529
    Likes Received:
    4,117
    Thank you @Raege for this:
    20190210_135306.jpg

    I spoke to my buddy and he said he will take it for future projects. And trade me for a 33gal Long and Low that he is going to custom baffle to my specs.

    Ro/Di 100gpd Aqutic Life unit is on order for my bday present from the lady.

    And I snagged a Tunze 3155 ATO for almost half price that shipped this morning.

    Remaining items needed for sump conversion:

    Return pump
    Reef Octopus skimmer
    Synergy Ghost overflow

    Tax returns may allow this to happen in a month or so. Pretty excited
     
  4. Raege

    Raege learning one mistake at a time. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

    Joined:
    May 9, 2018
    Messages:
    826
    Likes Received:
    5,550
    Location:
    Western Ma
    Awesome glad the donation is going to get you what you wanted to move the reef to next stage. If your going to use mud in your sump give a shout I overordered for mine so got a gallon and a half extra.
     
  5. RichtheReefer21

    RichtheReefer21 Rookie Reefer R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2018
    Messages:
    1,529
    Likes Received:
    4,117
    Thanks again. Not sure how I'm gonna go about the sump details yet.
     
  6. RichtheReefer21

    RichtheReefer21 Rookie Reefer R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2018
    Messages:
    1,529
    Likes Received:
    4,117
    I will most likely start a new reboot thread... and organize it
     
    NY_Caveman, Raege and Fudsey like this.
  7. RichtheReefer21

    RichtheReefer21 Rookie Reefer R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2018
    Messages:
    1,529
    Likes Received:
    4,117
    I know it's only been 4 days since I dosed vibrant... but it's not making an impact yet... the algae is still doing what it always has... hurting my eyes.

    20190211_152313.jpg 20190211_152320.jpg 20190211_152324.jpg
     
    Raege likes this.
  8. Raege

    Raege learning one mistake at a time. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

    Joined:
    May 9, 2018
    Messages:
    826
    Likes Received:
    5,550
    Location:
    Western Ma
    Vibrant took about 2 weeks for my bubble algae hopefully you will see some noticeable results soon.
     
    NY_Caveman and RichtheReefer21 like this.
  9. Fudsey

    Fudsey Jack of all trades R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor NHFS Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2016
    Messages:
    6,124
    Likes Received:
    25,643
    Location:
    So. New Hampshire
    Are you sure that's gha and not green cyano?
     
    NY_Caveman and RichtheReefer21 like this.
  10. RichtheReefer21

    RichtheReefer21 Rookie Reefer R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2018
    Messages:
    1,529
    Likes Received:
    4,117
    I'm honestly starting to think it's not algae anymore. Chemi-clean?
     
    NY_Caveman and Fudsey like this.
  11. RichtheReefer21

    RichtheReefer21 Rookie Reefer R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2018
    Messages:
    1,529
    Likes Received:
    4,117
    15499225674873983325047915904317.jpg 1549922613492872299368085836492.jpg 20190211_170616.jpg
     
    NY_Caveman, Raege and Fudsey like this.
  12. RichtheReefer21

    RichtheReefer21 Rookie Reefer R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2018
    Messages:
    1,529
    Likes Received:
    4,117
    It doesnt branch up or anything. Its more like a slime coat it seems. I can blow it off with a turkey baster np
     
    NY_Caveman, Raege and Fudsey like this.
  13. Fudsey

    Fudsey Jack of all trades R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor NHFS Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2016
    Messages:
    6,124
    Likes Received:
    25,643
    Location:
    So. New Hampshire
    It sorta looks like cyano but I am no expert, Lets get more eyes on it #reefsquad any thoughts???
     
    NY_Caveman, RichtheReefer21 and Raege like this.
  14. Dr. Reef

    Dr. Reef Always at your service R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2013
    Messages:
    2,221
    Likes Received:
    3,679
    Location:
    Tulsa, OK
    looks more like green hair algae with hint of dinos
     
  15. Retro Reefer

    Retro Reefer Been there done that.. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2015
    Messages:
    3,104
    Likes Received:
    12,496
    Location:
    Manassas Va
    Sorry to hear about the bumps in the road, made me sad to read about your Blenny :( Things will get better soon I’m sure :)
     
    NY_Caveman and RichtheReefer21 like this.
  16. RichtheReefer21

    RichtheReefer21 Rookie Reefer R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2018
    Messages:
    1,529
    Likes Received:
    4,117
    So do u feel like vibrant is a viable option?

    Thanks, I was pretty bummed to find him in the propeller. Cant fix stupid.
     
    NY_Caveman, Scurvy and Retro Reefer like this.
  17. Dr. Reef

    Dr. Reef Always at your service R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2013
    Messages:
    2,221
    Likes Received:
    3,679
    Location:
    Tulsa, OK
    No personal experience with vibrant but sure give it a try.
    Although I personally dont suggest band aid I recommend finding the source.
    Algae needs nitrates phos and light. You have something of the 3 or more in out of wack which will cause algae to grow and take over.
    Dinos also show up in tanks with wacky chemistry or could have imported on a coral or snail etc.
     
  18. Scurvy

    Scurvy Pirate Reefer R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2016
    Messages:
    3,283
    Likes Received:
    9,456
    Location:
    MA
    I have a 14 year old Lab/Rotty mix. She has good days amd bad days but I certainly know how hard those unexpected Vet bills can hit. Its never easy losing a family member. Sorry you lost him. You’ll know when youre ready for another pup.
    We’re here for you brother.
     
    Retro Reefer, Raege, Fudsey and 3 others like this.
  19. RichtheReefer21

    RichtheReefer21 Rookie Reefer R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2018
    Messages:
    1,529
    Likes Received:
    4,117
    I've got the tank to help me cope with the emptiness in the house.
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2019
  20. RichtheReefer21

    RichtheReefer21 Rookie Reefer R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2018
    Messages:
    1,529
    Likes Received:
    4,117
    Sooo... I wake up this morning and my house is 55° and the furnace kicked off due to a pressure release valve getting stuck...

    Tank hit 73.4°, I fired up a big mobile electric space heater and fixed the issue with the furnace. Took a few hours but tank came back up to 77.6° and everything looks ok... besides the green.

    I decided to try a little experiment of sorts. Today is 1 week of vibrant. I decided to Turkey baste one side of the tank, and leave the other side to see how the vibrant does when I keep the algae from settling vs undisturbed. Heres the 2 sides:

    20190213_154136.jpg 20190213_154144.jpg
     
    Fudsey, Scurvy, NY_Caveman and 3 others like this.
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page

Loading...