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Discussion in 'Medium Tanks (31-100gal)' started by nodster, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. nodster

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    Hay [MENTION=22835]CEECH[/MENTION] I'm still alive matey Hysterical tank plodding along although what with work , moving daughter into new home also preparing back garden for a overhaul for summer I've not had much time for it , I'm still dosing the vibrant and I'm seeing some improvements but I really need to pull the grass off the back wall and do a big tidy up , but as per usual I'm busy today laying laminate in her new home , I thought when kids grew up they didn't need parents as much but I was wrong , tomorrow I've got concrete posts and kick boards being delivered to mine then its a night shift for me Fri till tues , on top of all that I pulled a muscle in my back so that hurts like hell

    Apart from all that I'm fine Big Thumbs Up
     
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    Wow i see you have your hands full at the minute. Is the sea slug not working on the hair algae ? Also a true mexican turbo might help with it.

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    Hair algae still bad mate the sea slug and my Mexican turbo all bit the dust no idea why as all other inverts are fine , need to get a better long handle scraper for back wall
     
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    A nice blade scrapper is what you need to attack that back wall. Strange that they died. How are your levels looking

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    My algae blenny loves gha, as does my urchin.... Between them and coupled with a move to a slightly larger tank, I'm now practically gha free

    Apparently yellow tangs love the stuff as well.

    I lost my sea hare too.... Found him down the back of my rockscape having turned to foul smelling mush!

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    How the tank doing buddy ? you must be flat out working not seen you in a while we need update pictures :)
     
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    Ok guys I haven't dropped off the earth yet , as most of you know I've had real problems with my tank and hair algae , tried API algae fix ( don't use this ) and then vibrant to no avail tank was a mess all inverts and corals just went to fishy heaven , fish were all fine apart from a few that jumped for freedom .

    Got so bad I nearly packed in but thought battle on so decided quick fix remedies weren't the answer and went and did a lot of water changes and dosed nopox also running pellets small amount and lastly a small bag of phosguard . Many will say shouldn't run all these things together and probably right but I will say this the hair algae is all gone :clap:

    Sand bed is clumping together a bit on the top at the other side of tank that my chalk goby doesn't class as home so got to do something about that , maybe another goby but no idea if that will turn into world war

    After all the jumpers I've had which is 3 now I've bit the bullet and ordered a tank cover , which will open up new fish that I know jump , once the cover arrives of course

    Anyways I've been to local today and bought a few tester corals and snails two leather corals and a colony of zoa hopefully these will survive being softies anyways at the moment there fully inflated and open so fingers crossed , 6 turbo snails in there and are ok for now

    heres my biggest gripe what gives with photobucket wanting a lot of money for being able to post my pics on here smiley-sex020 any suggestions for a new picture host site that's free

    Ranted on a bit on this post and sorry for that , will post some pictures once I get any suggestions on where to put these
     
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    I just click add photo?!

    I wouldn't have put you off using those three things mate. Arguably, nopox and pearls do the same thing but it's all good if you've sorted it mate.


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    Hey thanks [MENTION=21336]merser[/MENTION] for that yeah I agree all do same thing , pellets haven't been on long so wont be seeded or working I don't think yet , I'm just glad the hair algae has gone mate was a long battle , hmm trying to figure out the add photo bit , do you mean insert image tab
     
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    P1017385.jpg

    Just trying this picture of how bad hair algae was

    Ha and it worked nice call [MENTION=21336]merser[/MENTION]
     
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    HHa dead easy


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    Hi, good to hear from you and to see your still in the hobby.

    I still have not got a tank cover and really limits your options for sure. I might bite the bullet and get one just so that I can keep some more wrasse and anthias.

    Let us know how the tank goes bud

    Paul


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    Hi [MENTION=22434]Fishpalace[/MENTION] yes I'm still here Paul but only just nearly gave it up , just goes to show though no need for the quick fix products that don't work and the better maintenance schedule worked a treat , just got to keep up with it now Big Thumbs Up just lazy in the old age ill try and get some pictures up later , yeah hoping the cover comes tomoz or latest Tues and will see how it looks on the tank , theres another plus to it which I didn't think of till the dog was bouncing about when I got up there wont be no more dog hair in tank , husky sure sheds a lot Hysterical plans for coral now I'm thinking going a softy route at first
     
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    Makes sense.

    Clean it up, stabilise parameters and then go for some softies and zoas maybe. Chalice are fairly low main too.

    Paul


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    That's the plan mate half dozen turbo snails in there now cleaning up ,had a look first thing this morning and they are fine , hoping all the water changes have got rid of the algae fix (nasty stuff ) and will see if they survive over next week , I've two leather corals in there now and both are looking great , zoo colony is doing fine , the tank I think has fully recovered now fingers crossed , bidding on a load of zoa on the bay , cheap ones some named but most not , I'm not into paying loads for a small frag whatever there called Hysterical , just got to dig test kits out now I've walked the dog and have a look at them
     
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    Testing done

    Nitrate 2
    Phosphate 0 or maybe 0.03 hard to tell
    Alkalinity 7.7
    Calcium 500+ hopefully start to drop once coral and inverts start using it
    Magnesium 1350

    Could be wrong but high calcium could that be the cause of my sand clumping up a bit or is it just not getting turned over enough , like I've said the sand is fine where the chalk goby is
     
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