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Hello

Posted 11/14/2012 at 02:46 PM by hogpark7430

Well I quit talking to myself (did a 12 step). I think I my be Blogging wrong.
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Sorry for the delay!!

Posted 11/11/2012 at 04:17 PM by sweetyness (55 Gal Uniquarium Build)

I am so behind on my tank build!! I've been busy and trying to find time to get caught up-getting the photos reduced and on my server seems to be the biggest time-hog

But I'm tackling it now since I just swapped tanks and have the new one set up. Wish me luck! ~Jana
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First water change

Posted 11/09/2012 at 09:47 PM by ACBlinky

Today I did what my husband calls 'playing with the aquarium'. Pulled stubborn bits of algae off the rocks, turkey basted the rockwork, re-adjusted the powerheads to remove detritus more effectively, and when the dust settled I decided to do a water change.

I wouldn't normally vacuum the sand, but last week I made one hell of a mess with my diatom filter -- I wanted to polish the water, but ended up accomplishing the opposite by accidentally spewing diatomaceous earth all over the...
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Bye bye algae, hello coral!

Posted 11/08/2012 at 07:06 PM by ACBlinky

Today's numbers:
- Ca 360ppm
- alkalinity 8.5dkh
- Mg 1350ppm
- PO4 1.36 (ack!) (Hanna checker)
- NH3 0
- NO2 0
- NO3 0

The bryopsis and hair algae are nearly gone, and the giant patch of sea lettuce that cropped up disappeared within 36h of the turbo snails' arrival. The rocks are nearly bare again!

Yesterday new goodies arrived in the mail -- a Sea Squirt target feeder, test kits, filter sock, a powerhead, and some...
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Trip to the LFS

Posted 11/03/2012 at 08:08 PM by ACBlinky

Well, we travelled FAR, to a big store in another city, and I'm very pleased with our purchases. Five blueleg hermits, five good-sized turbo snails, and some frags I couldn't resist (parameters are back to normal).

After acclimating the snails I placed three of them directly onto the algae-covered flat rock at the top of the tank and they began to DEVOUR the buffet before them! The rock is half clear already, and they're still working away.

The frags are small --...
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