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Discussion in 'Medium Tanks (31-100gal)' started by Realist, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. Realist

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    Get lost from one of my frags, they don't grow on coral you bell lol

    Mag is 1350 ATM. Going to get it to 1400 with these salts then it's going up to 1600 with M-Tech
     
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    Quick update. Over shot the mag a wee bit with the epsom salts to 1480ppm, but not too worried.

    2 large bottles of M-Tech Mag arrived today so going to continue the dosing up to 1700ppm and hold it there to see if it effects the algae, if not I will go up to 1800ppm. Its also worth a note, I will not be doing a water change while I get the levels up.

    ATM there does not seem to be any effect on the byropsis although I would not expect anything until the mag is elevated to a higher level. There has been no physical effect on the tank that I can see and the SPS seem to have responded very well to the incease in the mag level from the 1170ppm I started with.

    Fingers crossed.
     
  3. paddy33

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    Good luck with it chris , must be scary having mag that high lol
     
  4. Realist

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    A bit pal but vs this stuff and a pending strip down I will risk it :thumbup1:
     
  5. Realist

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    Well the mag has been sat at 1750-1800 for the past two weeks and although the byropsis has slowed it certainly has not gone away. I have spent a bloody fortune on Kent Tech-M and I have two more bottles due any day. I'm going to dose these, manually remove as much as possible and see how I go from there.

    If it continues to spread I'm going to be faced with no option but to strip it down and replace the rock :thumbup1:

    I will get some pics on tomorrow
     
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    Where did it come from in the first place chris?
    Are the mexican turbos helping?
     
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    What a *******, makes my problems pale into insignificance!
     
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  9. Realist

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    For the first time today I have noticed the areas of byropsis have lost their green / blue colouration and seemed to have turned brown Big Thumbs Up Lets hope its the start of the end for the fkin stuff!

    Anyway here are a few tank shots as I can't remember the last time I did any :rolleyes:

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    No really changes in what I have been doing in the past, still adding no3-p04x and reef energy. Only thing diffrent is two additional blue aquarays mounted to the rear of the series 3 halide :thumbup1:
     
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    Looking good Chris ,
     
  11. Carlos

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    Chris looking at those pics would never know the problem you have just gone through, looks stunning to me Big Thumbs Up
     
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    I have same tank as my display, I drilled the side and installed a bulkhead fitting with 40mm pushfit waste, made a weir from an old filterbox, works well.....
     
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    Love it Big Thumbs Up
    Cheers Bob
     
  14. Realist

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    Cheers guys. Still having the problems Carl tbh mate and I have lost a little colour that I can only put down to no water changes while I'm dosing the mag, but hopefully if I can shift this byropsis then normal service should be resumed. Mag is 1900 ATM eek
     
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    Did you keep the pro colours in? You nearly done with our Mexicans mate?
     
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    Lost. Colour

    Look very good to me !

    Need to get some of those rose tinted specs LOL
     
  17. Realist

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    No mate, looked a bit too much when I added the two other aquarays. Most of the mexicans have died off pal, a down side to such a high mag I think :-(
     
  18. Realist

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    Cheers pal :)
     
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    The tank is looking well fella.

    I see the Copper Band is still doing OK......how long it that now?
     
  20. Realist

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    About 9 months I think, still feeding like a pig from my hand and is always first to the food
     
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