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Old 11/09/2017, 11:22 AM   #1001
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that crazy with the bad batch calcium

Yea it's very unlike my other experience with 30+ boxes of Fritz so I'm going to assume it's a just a batch that slipped through. That said I'll be testing mixed up salt water for Calcium and Alk prior to turning back on AWC for the week.

I've had AWC off since Friday and the tank has drifted down to 516ppm calcium with 8.4dkh alk, so I'm pretty happy with where it is settling in. Once it drifts to about 480 or so I'll turn AWC back on and see if I can use this batch of high calc salt to effectively dose calc to keep it around 480. I can easily adjust number of gallons per day changed to hit that target (assuming it's not more than 5 or 6 gallons/day).

Growing GHA right now like it's my DT's job wth no AWCs going on. Since I don't run GFO etc the ATS + water changes were doing the majority of the nutrient export battle against GHA. The ATS is growing in better now, so hopefully it'll start working to combat it.

Coral are looking great though, growing well and coloration continues to improve so that is of course the goal. I glued down some coral into their final homes, so I'll document a few of those next week hopefully.

This is the 1000th reply to this thread. I'll be honest and say I was hoping by now this tank would be filled with beautiful SPS colonies and I'd be contemplating an upgrade but that was not to be. I've learned a ton so far on this build and feel like I'm really on the right path, so I hope the tank continues to get better. Thank you to the folks who answered questions and made great suggestions along the way. This has gone from a use case to build a controller to a great piece of my home office.


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Old 11/13/2017, 03:48 PM   #1002
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Pulled my skimmer out and it's in a nice vinegar soak. Long over due cleaning. Also pulled GHA out of the DT and am catching up on ALK dosing after being gone for a long weekend. I am going to really enjoy either a doser or a calcium reactor one of these days.


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Old 11/17/2017, 04:28 PM   #1003
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Arrrghhh

My female clown must be sick, or possibly not eating the flake i've been feeding. I found her attached to the side of one of my MP40's. She's been with me since the start. I put her in an acclimation box to see if she can catch her wind and fed some of her favorite pellets, but she did not bother to eat. I fear she will not make it. Her and the male came up to eat when I put flakes in and of course for frozen but she seems very weak.

Finding a dead fish (or not finding a fish) is a terrible feeling but having a sick fish with no ability to fix it is much worse for me. Hopefully the acclimation box will let her rest and regain some strength.


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Old 11/21/2017, 09:14 PM   #1004
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Sorry to hear that, how is she?


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Lost over night last night sadly. Cause is unkown, no exterior spots. Stopped eating.

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Oh man, I feel you. Very sorry for your loss, but keep up the amazing work and your other babies so happy.

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