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Old 01/01/2018, 09:36 AM   #151
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I had a bad cyano outbreak so have dosed Chemi-clean and will be doing lights out for 3 days. Currently on day 2, with most cyano not showing. I am assuming my sand bed is still not up to par, any thoughts on how to get a better bacteria level in the sand bed? I am confident I was vacuuming too much of the sand bed so I will try and not touch the sand when I vacuum with my water changes going forward.



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Old 01/07/2018, 02:01 PM   #152
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some updates

What I thought was cyanobacteria was actually dinoflagellates. I did a 50 gallon water change this morning after skimming off as much dinoflagellates as I could. I cleaned all the rocks in the tank and cleaned out the protein skimmer as well. I added carbon and phosphate remover to my sump as well to hopefully get rid of any extra nutrients that we not detectable on my test kit. All my parameters are good within the tank. As always, comments and or suggestions are welcomed.

Here are some pictures of the tank. The torch coral is thriving and has a bunch of small white sponges growing on it.

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The bubble coral likes it better a little further back in the tank so it is not in direct current.

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My fire and ice zoas didn't survive but these green ones are thriving.

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The rest are pictures throughout the tank.

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Old 01/07/2018, 07:59 PM   #153
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Did you get a confirmation on the dino?

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Old 01/07/2018, 08:15 PM   #154
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I didn't take a picture but it was a solid red film with what looked like hair follicles on it. I compared it to other photos online and it looked the exact same.


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Old 02/18/2018, 04:29 PM   #155
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Bittersweet

We sold our house and are moving. The tank will be staying with the new owners. Thanks for following along. I will be starting a new and bigger one this summer. Stay tuned...


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Old 02/18/2018, 11:00 PM   #156
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Good luck with the move


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Old 02/18/2018, 11:52 PM   #157
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I glad you are doing it fast but not skipping steps. That’s not easy to do. Most people rush it and make mistakes or overlook opportunities to make changes that won’t be possible later.


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