The richreef saga 125g

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  1. Blackice615

    Blackice615 Active Member

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    Thanks for sharing and sorry to hear about your loss. The storm is passing through and hopefully temporary
     

  2. RichtheReefer21

    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    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.
     
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    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Thank you @Raege for this:
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    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 Copper Band Butterfly Servant R2R Supporter Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    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.
     
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    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks again. Not sure how I'm gonna go about the sump details yet.
     
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    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I will most likely start a new reboot thread... and organize it
     
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    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    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.

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    Vibrant took about 2 weeks for my bubble algae hopefully you will see some noticeable results soon.
     
  9. Fudsey

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

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    Are you sure that's gha and not green cyano?
     
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    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I'm honestly starting to think it's not algae anymore. Chemi-clean?
     
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    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    It doesnt branch up or anything. Its more like a slime coat it seems. I can blow it off with a turkey baster np
     
  13. Fudsey

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

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    It sorta looks like cyano but I am no expert, Lets get more eyes on it #reefsquad any thoughts???
     
  14. Dr. Reef

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

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    looks more like green hair algae with hint of dinos
     
  15. Retro Reefer

    Retro Reefer Older than dirt! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    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 :)
     
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    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    So do u feel like vibrant is a viable option?

    Thanks, I was pretty bummed to find him in the propeller. Cant fix stupid.
     
  17. Dr. Reef

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

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    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

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    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.
     
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    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I've got the tank to help me cope with the emptiness in the house.
     
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    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    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:

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