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Discussion in 'Medium Tanks (31-100gal)' started by steve861uk, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. CEECH

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    some sites are even taking 35 to 40 a polyp. Insanr really because they grow pretty fast. I have a frag for a mate in my tank and it has 3 little pups on it now :) He will be happy out :)
     
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    A few coral pics (some new additions):[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Been away for a week and my tank has survived :clap::dance::Bananas:

    My auto top up and dosing regime and auto feeder all worked a treat (just had a little condensation on the lid).
     
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    Nice one always nice to come home after being away and all is going smoothly :)
     
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    SPS thus far seem to be doing well with new growth tips and are full of colour....need to test for alk, etc.. tonight though to see if there's any need for dosing.

    So I now have a LPS + SPS + Zoa (with a few mushies on the side) marine reef aquarium :dance:Big Thumbs Up
     
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    Really starting to fill up there :)
     
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    DISASTER!!!!!!!

    Got home to find my gorgeous elegance coral missing :very-angry: Turns out my Tiger Pistol Shrimp thought he'd use it to prop up one of his many tunnels smiley-sex020

    So I had to dismantle my rockwork to recover it.......and now (not surprisingly) it's having a major sulk :w00t:
     
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    gutted hope it sorts it's self out for you. I guess it's only a small one if the pistol has moved it?

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    It's not a bad size (about 5" to 6" when fully open) and good news is that it is no longer sulking and is fully opened up once more :dance:
     
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    good to hear matey!

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    Utter Chaos and Rainbow Zoa pics plus start of Zoa garden

    [​IMG][​IMG]

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    Love those rainbow zoa's, whoow.

    How is your ATS doing? I'm collecting everything to build one myself...
     
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    ATS not so good. Was using my doser for top off water, but will be investing in one from [MENTION=12861]reefloat[/MENTION] very soon

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    Glad to hear you saved the elegance :) loving the zoa :)
     
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    Have added some Ulva (courtesy of [MENTION=17165]les[/MENTION]) to the sump along with some chaeto algae.

    Pics to follow.

    No3 at 2ppm and Po4 around 0.04 but have now stopped the nopox. Will test again in a few days to ensure that my Phos reactor and algae are keeping everything as it should be :w00t:
     
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    sounds good look forward to hearing the results
     
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    Don't expect instant results from the Ulva it might not really kick in until it gets going and your nutrients are already low. I am sure once it's growing well it will do the job for you.
     
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    Made a poor mans version of an AWC last night Big Thumbs Up

    I mix my salt in my 25l container by using an old atu pump, normally I just decant the contents into a bucket then straight into the sump, having already removed a corresponding amount.

    Last night I decided to attach my drip line to the outlet from the atu pump in my container, ferry the lot into the living room and start pumping the mixed salty water into the sump. As the level rose I just scooped out a litre at a time with a jug. The whole process took only about +15mins (ish), but was a much gentler and less stressful (for me and the occupants) way of changing the water :dance:Big Thumbs Up:w00t:

    To make it fully automatic I could use an additional atu pump and drip kit to pump water out of the tank into my spare 25l container. The flow can be varied with the drip valve :smile:
     
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    I'm sure it's the lack of coffee but im not quite following you on that water changer thingy. I'm all in favour of easier changes :)

    edit: half way through the second cup and it all makes sense now...
     
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    Lol Hysterical Glad it made sense in the end, am now off to look for a cheap ATU type pump :w00t:
     
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