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drauka   

Just keep an eye on the snails or crabs in your system and keep them in the area they are supposed to be in.  They seem fond of getting on float valves like those and holding them down.  

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Swapped out old heater for a working one so temp is stable now. Hung a spare light to help cycle, threw some dry rock in sumo for now. 8c25d9c2d40a705e0c25fd9ee993d09a.jpg put dcp-6500 in and runs silent, no restart issues so far.


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The 125 will be coming down once I get everything transferred to this one, and the 200 is going in its place. The 5 gallon nano is still kicking strong too.


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Been adding ammonium chloride for about a week, stopped for a few days and cloudiness cleared up. Gonna test levels tonight. Just waiting on flatworm exit and revive to come in so I can dip while transferring sections over from 125.


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Oh sorry Dakota forgot to warn you about the possible bacterial bloom/cloudiness that has a chance of happening. But I see you figured it out.

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It’s one of the perks of having multiple tanks running. I have the patience to say “eh... give it a week, it will work itself out.” Just found out the heater gave up so time to come grab one from SB tomorrow.


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Turned the light off for a few days to slow down the diatoms. Finally got into some testing today. Dosed ammonium chloride for about a week and stopped for about a week now.

Ph- 7.8
Nitrite- 5+
Nitrate- 5
Ammonia- 0

Looks like I’ll be dipping and transferring some rock today to see if I can kick the cycle a little more.


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So between being busy with all kinds of projects, finally got a little more done. Got some cycling done and started dipping rocks and corals in flatworm exit and Cemiclean in a tote before moving them into the new tank. fb7ca496c7cc0ad6e50227cf367d23e1.jpg been taking breaks between dipping sessions so as not to stress or crash anything. Got probably another 20 pieces to dip and transfer from the 125. 66823d52d9241a344f2bb74768afea10.jpg

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Been dipping and transferring a load about once a week, finally got most of the coral transferred over. Ran a chemi clean cycle and 2 day black out to knock out last of cyano. As everything settles parameters are as follows: (API test kit)

Nitrate= between 0 and 5

Phosphate= 0

Calcium= 380

Mg= 1100

Alk= 7

 

Started with Reef Crystals salt, seems like a quick uptake but I did move in a lot of established rock and corals over.

 

Started dosing Kent dkh in ATO and reef grow calcium and Mag at 3 mil each daily.

 

 

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Tripled dosing to 9 mil Mg and Ca.
Calcium up to 400
Mag “down” to 900
Tripled Mg again to catch up at 21 mil daily
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Added 6 line wrasse to get some flat worms that survived dipping. 8ec584d24e527b6c40d5296b1dc92cac.jpg growth and healing doing well f3856125c4861a22888b0ae84d8728bd.jpgb1d2dd7e1ccc3960597e23a7fe7a3298.jpg


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2aec2d89fe117dc64ce8818ef97781fe.heic got the rest of the coral moved over, most doing really well. 00ff6f3675ef1fb90056a4bb3ecc81c9.heic14b4f7ccc61695c341b59567844d4c1f.heic the stunner that got broke during the move didn’t even seem to care, hanging flesh still alive and glued broken piece up and has almost doubled in a month. c0bf85320b9297ac206ba2341ef78c8d.heic and the encrusting monti is stronger than cyano, it is taking over the frag rack. Literally “pushing” the cyano from the dead Idaho grape back...

 

 

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Yeah I just start a siphon RO line to a float valve rather than a pump so as my Alk won’t eat up a pump. Small enough reservoir so as to not over flow sump or kill salinity “if” and when float fails (I spray it off occasionally with RO water). 29 gallon reservoir last me about a month. I have water level marked in return pump chamber with tape so I glance at it daily as I walk by to make sure nothing is off.

 

 

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Nice,  Looks really good.  
 
 

Thanks! I promise I will get non blue pictures soon. I just never remember till later at night when I walk by and the blues catch my attention . I purposely keep it inconvenient for me to adjust the lights (hide the app in a folder deep in my phone) so I won’t tinker with setting. I contribute that to some of my success.


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