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Happy Birthday!
I’ve been a quiet follower of your build; but a former Ohioan here who is also a big Disney World fan (forget which which thread I saw that discussion on).
Hello Eggs, thank you for taking the time to follow my thread and for taking the time to comment. Very kind of you.
 
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That is an awful version of a Libras horoscope!!! OMG LOL! Did you read it? It makes us looks nuts...I mean we are but...
Of course I did ;) Kinda scary but it fits me fairly well ;Hilarious
 
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The Elegant Corals dino and cyano treatment plan


I did not follow it exactly by mistake but I got good results so far any way. I thought I would share what I did and how my tank responded.


188 gallon display tank
75 gallon sump
I calculate my tank water to be around 240 with rock displacement.
I ran the fresh air line continuously
I left my ATO with Kalk on line too

DAY 1
Ran a fresh airline hose via a aqualifter pump from a window directly to the tank, zip tied the wood airstone to my magnavore magnet so I could place the airstone low in the tank.
pH 8.2

DAY 2
Siphoned all visible amphidinium covered sand from the display tank,
15 gallon water change,
dosed Stability 40 ml
Dr. Tims Waste Away 40 ml
Vodka 40 ml
Fresh air running
Skimmer off
No GAC or GFO
UV filter off
Fine filter sock in place
Lights off

DAY3
Blew off my rocks and disturbed the sand bed
dosed Stability 40 ml
Dr. Tims Waste Away 40 ml
Vodka 40 ml
30 ml Vibrant
Skimmer off
No GAC or GFO
UV filter off
Fine filter sock in place
Lights off
Water got cloudy


DAY 4
dosed Stability 40 ml
Dr. Tims Waste Away 40 ml
Vodka 40 ml
Skimmer on, drain tube added to accommodate possible crazy foaming
No GAC or GFO
UV filter off
Fine filter sock removed, it was dark red/brown and foul smelling
Course filter material placed in sump
Lights on reduced schedule
Sand bed had no visible red amphidinium on the sand
Small patches of red cyano not visible
Water was a little cloudy
Skimmer did not go crazy, just a pretty wet foam


DAY5
Skimmer on, not too crazy
NO GAC or GFO
UV off
Lights on reduced schedule
40 ml of vodka
40 ml Vibrant added
Coarse filter material
Dosed hydrogen peroxide in the skimmer
Moved my power heads all around to blow out low flow areas and stir up the sand bed
Water was not really cloudy
Sand bed clear, but grey sludge detritus building up in low flow areas
pH 8.0

DAY 6
Skimmer on, not too crazy
NO GAC or GFO
UV off
Lights on reduced schedule
40 ml of vodka
40 ml Vibrant added
Coarse filter material
Dosed hydrogen peroxide in the skimmer
Moved power heads back to their spots
Water was not really cloudy
Left off the main pump and power heads for awhile to let the dust settle
Siphoned all the visible grey detritus, the smell was horrendous!
Sand looks great
Some green cyano on the rocks (I presume)
GHA looks wimpy and has not visibly grown

DAY 7
Nothing done to the tank
Sand looks clean
Water is clear
Rocks have a green tinge to them when all the lights are off but the kitchen lights are on. This is a little concerning as before they looked purple and grey. Time will tell.

DAY 8
Nothing done to the tank
Sand looks great
Water looks clear
The rocks definitely have green tint to them.
Few Small patches of green cyano on the rocks
 
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