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Old 06/21/2018, 03:44 AM   #401
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Looking good Flo. I'm guessing the diatoms are gone now? They looked like diatoms at least.

I plumbed in a frag tank with my system, and honestly, it gave me a diatom bloom as well. If they don't go away, consider using bakers yeast -- Gets rid of it pretty quickly.


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Old 07/13/2018, 07:03 AM   #402
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I'm late Flo but it looks great. Can't wait to see how it all grows in.


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Old 07/17/2018, 12:35 AM   #403
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Guys Iíve got some bad news

My tank is overrun by aiptasia and bubble algae and Iím afraid I will not be able to get the upper hand on those pests

So the current plan is to tear the tank down and make a reset with a new scape...

Iím currently searching for new rocks, not so easy these days

Here all my problems in one picture


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Old 07/17/2018, 06:45 AM   #404
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Sorry to hear that, but you are the one taking care of the tank.
Iíve always used shrimps and chelmon for aptasia control and emerald crab for valonia.
Good luck and keep us posted.


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Old 07/17/2018, 01:59 PM   #405
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thats a plan Flo I think thats the right way!


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Old 07/18/2018, 03:52 AM   #406
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Hi Florian
I had an aiptasia infestation in the tank as well. For several months I did not touch them till they got all over.
I started with Aiptasia X to take down the bigger ones. this worked really well. I think it killed about 80% of the aiptasia that I treated and afterwards I added 3 shrimps.
Now, after 4 weeks and coming back from holidays, I cannot see any aiptasia left.
For bubble algae I would go for a emerald crab and a Foxface rabbitfish.

All natural resources and you do not have to restart and lose the many months of maturing of the tank.

Any idea how these pests entered the tank?
You used that newly designed rock right?


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Old 07/19/2018, 01:10 AM   #407
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Hi Florian
I had an aiptasia infestation in the tank as well. For several months I did not touch them till they got all over.
I started with Aiptasia X to take down the bigger ones. this worked really well. I think it killed about 80% of the aiptasia that I treated and afterwards I added 3 shrimps.
Now, after 4 weeks and coming back from holidays, I cannot see any aiptasia left.
For bubble algae I would go for a emerald crab and a Foxface rabbitfish.

All natural resources and you do not have to restart and lose the many months of maturing of the tank.

Any idea how these pests entered the tank?
You used that newly designed rock right?
Thanks man!
I head the opposite experience with Aiptasia X... and there are a lot of places I canít reach

I donít know where they came from but when I first saw them I used Aiptasia X but after a few weeks they came back and Iíve got 5 shrimps Iím the tank but they just donít touch them

The restart is also fed by the idea that Iím not happy with the scape



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thats a plan Flo I think thats the right way!
Thanks Dennis I think so too


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Sorry to hear that, but you are the one taking care of the tank.
Iíve always used shrimps and chelmon for aptasia control and emerald crab for valonia.
Good luck and keep us posted.

Thanks mate! I love chelmon but each time I put one in my tank it always goes right after my acanthastreas... and as mentioned above my shrimps donít work...

Will keep you guys postet for sure

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Old 07/20/2018, 08:08 AM   #408
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Hi Flo,

Sorry to hear about the aiptasias and bubble algae....
CBB really are hit an miss when it comes to acans.....most of them will nip at them at some point.
My experience with peppermint shrimp is bad too.

About the layout, when you first post photos, I loved it!
Then you post photos with the corals in and I think: Ehhhhh...
I don't know why but I think that is something missing. Maybe some higher points.
In general, I like it, but I agree that is room to improve it.

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Old 07/25/2018, 07:43 AM   #409
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Get some berghia nudibranchs, aiptasia is all they eat. Plus the can get in the tiniest of crevices to get them.


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Old 07/26/2018, 04:07 PM   #410
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Flo, sorry to hear the news. If its not one thing, its another. Good luck on the reboot.

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Old 08/01/2018, 06:10 AM   #411
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Hi Flo,

So bad to see those pests!

But in my point of view, you should re-start with non natural live rock, first because they won't be available by now in Europe and second because you won't get any pests if you do the thing in a right way !

I would advice you to use CaribSea Life Rock or Marco Rocks (I know where you need to buy it in europe if you want!)

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Old 08/09/2018, 01:08 AM   #412
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Hey guys!

Thanks for the kind words!!

You wonít believe it but all my aiptasia are gone... ALL
the shrimp somehow decided to eat them and with that decision it eradicated them from the display! Even the really big ones

So one pest gone two left but the restart is imminent





I used Caribsea branches and base rock

My goal is to lift the scape 5cm higher so it would be perfect for sps

Just have to glue it on the weekend and get the new sand then Iím ready to start

So what do you guys think of it?

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Old 08/09/2018, 04:16 AM   #413
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I like it... although I would add a little more volume... make some rock sticking out vertically.
But hell yeahhhh!!!!!

How are you going to glue it? Use reef cement?


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Like it but I would lift it a little more so I can have a sand bed and still enough room for fish to sleep.


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Old 08/09/2018, 10:14 AM   #415
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i like it but u know it...
I would also stick one nice rock vertical.... after that and one year full of sps you will add some more fragile rocks in it to put more sps and more and more and more

hope everything works better now. But as you know it my tank also needs time. now on sept. 09 one year Good luck my friend!


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From the top, it's very interesting.....but I agree that some higher spots are a good idea


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i like it but u know it...
I would also stick one nice rock vertical.... after that and one year full of sps you will add some more fragile rocks in it to put more sps and more and more and more
hope everything works better now. But as you know it my tank also needs time. now on sept. 09 one year Good luck my friend!
Thanks Dennis! I hope so too! And fingers crossed for your tank

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Like it but I would lift it a little more so I can have a sand bed and still enough room for fish to sleep.
Yes I will lift it. Donít want to let sink too much in the sand

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Yes there are some higher spots in it right now

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I like it... although I would add a little more volume... make some rock sticking out vertically.
But hell yeahhhh!!!!!

How are you going to glue it? Use reef cement?
Thanks mate
I did glue it with resin (donít know if thatís the right word)! This stuff is amazing! I now can lift the whole scape and there isnít a single movement! Perfect


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Old 08/12/2018, 03:02 PM   #418
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Floīs Comeback

Finished scape






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So what do you guys think?
Big overhaul will be on Tuesday

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Flo, Andrew had a minor setback with his tank and he is reaquascaping also.


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thanks for the info Marty!

will check that out right away!!

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Like it. It reminds me a space craft...
Excited to see it under water.
That material (with all labels in German) itís liquid epoxy?


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Like it. It reminds me a space craft...
Excited to see it under water.
That material (with all labels in German) itís liquid epoxy?

Thanks mate!
Yes thatís the literal translation ;-)
Best glue Iíve ever worked with


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Old 08/13/2018, 11:14 AM   #423
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Nice looking looks like Wesley vreeswijk rock work.


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Nice looking looks like Wesley vreeswijk rock work.


Thanks! Hope it will look something similar later with corals too ;-)

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Done





Acans look happy


Just have to move a bit of the sand around and play with the flow but for now Iím happy

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