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Featured Larry stank "Take 32"

Discussion in 'Medium Tanks (31-100gal)' started by BigLarry, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. BigLarry

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    I've decided to start a new tank thread even though it's still my old tank, I'm sort of being reborn after a "rollercoaster ride of emotions" the primary cause being an 18 month battle with Xenia that is now over.

    I'm going to try and make this a warts and all diary focusing on the lows rather than the highs (primarily because I haven't got any stunning corals etc and secondary because it might be more helpful to others).

    So expect photos containing a variety of algae, runaway phosphate levels, high salinity and if you're really lucky a Youtube video of Barbara going ballistic as the skimmer cup has overflowed causing swells to the laminate.

    Won't bore anyone with the history, suffice to say that I was the proud owner of a tank full to the brim of Xenia for about 18 months until I nuked the lot with half a fluke tab.. what followed wasn't entirely pretty (although one house visitor commented "that bright purple fluffy thing over the rocks is stunning") and I'm still dealing with the fallout, but feeling a lot better now the Xenia is behind me.

    Attached, for the record is the tank just prior to the xenia explosion.
     

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  2. BigLarry

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    Technical details as of today

    "2 foot cube" sumped.

    Enivrolight in the sump (well a copy of one)
    V2 400 Skimmer
    3 pump doser
    Phosphate reactor
    Vortech MP10
    Koralia 3

    Stock - very light at the moment with a few bits of coral. A torch off Chris (ta) a bit of monti, "Rob's Humbug", 1 Pyjama Cardinal (my first fish ever) and a Randalls goby.

    A few snails surviving the fluke treatment although I did lose an awful lot.
     
  3. chemist

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    Just a heads up... Do you know the title is Larry stank rather than Larry's tank. I don't know if it was intentional but it made me laugh :).
     
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    Here's a video outlining the setup and challenges (available in 1080p HD too):

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  6. Whipitup

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    Bloody hell Paul, you've got your work cut out mate!!!!
     
  7. BigLarry

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    To be honest Roger,

    A few aiptasia is nothing compared to the Xenia!
     
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    Best of luck getting it back to some form of normality. Enjoyed the video.

    sent via galaxy s3
     
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    What's the plan on the Aiptasia attach??

    Wand, File fish, Pepps, Kalkwaser, Aip-X..................please say "laser"!!?????
     
  10. BigLarry

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    I'm gonna start on the more traditional pepps route and then fingers x'd.

    If not then I'll undoubtedly roll out the laser!
     
  11. BigLarry

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    Just a quick update on the skimmer, it's settling down now and not so "wet". Still keeping the safey net of the pump in the cup for now.

    need to get some pepps too.

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  12. robb1977

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    Looking god pal, I can't help but feel the humbug is getting a bit of a rough ride.
    All my fluffy algae has gone now so just a bit of patience
     
  13. killi

    killi Moderator & Jedi Master

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    Glad you seem to have your enthusiasm back Larry, hope it all goes well for you,,,,Pete
     
  14. BigLarry

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    Cheers guys. Levels permitting I can add some corals soon, so it could mean a trip out :)
     
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    killi Moderator & Jedi Master

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    Don't need a excuse to call round Larry ,and i have done lots of frags :thumbup1:
     
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    Sounds good to me Pete.

    I've got Street Dance class this week in preparation for the global performance of Thriller on Saturday but could possibly squeeze a trip over this Thursday?
     
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    killi Moderator & Jedi Master

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    I will be home from 12.30 onwards Thurs, just let me know ,Pete
     
  18. Realist

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    Looks good mate, glad your getting your mojo back. Had you accidently stood on the dogs tail while filming?
     
  19. BigLarry

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    She thought she was missing out on something so I had to shut her in the kitchen, here they are though - peaceful and calm as usual.

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