Ashburn’s not so frugal 90g

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  1. ashburn2k

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    mix station upgrade under way, pic to come.
     
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    Is the anemone ok


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    Yeah, but not sure why it’s so curly, is that nom?


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    Forgot to ask you in person, but did the CBB eat up your aiptasia?
     
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    Not yet, it’s still trying to get along with my yellow tang, the tang is smaller than cbb, but harassing it since day 2, but the aggression has been improving.


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    It’s a LTA. It’s supposed to be curly.


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    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Water change station upgrade done, I had to reuse all the valves so the plumbing is fugly. Still it works and no leaks reported. And excuse me the mess. It’s all cleaned up by now.


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    I managed to score two lowboy tanks... oh boy what am I gonna do now.. keep both? Or just one

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    So I finally got some free time from too much work and finished setting up my dual low boy tanks. But I really suck at documenting the process, so I’m giving you the result instead.

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    During the upgrade, I managed to crack the 40b tank :/ so if anyone who is interested in a cracked one side 40b let me know. :/ so I won’t need to break it down and trash it.


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    Those low boy tanks look awesome!
     
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    ok finally got some time to sit down and update my current setup.

    Everything has been settled, top frag tank will host mainly SPS and bottom will house softie/LPS. but I made a box section in LPS just to put BTAs in will post picture of that setup soon.

    but of course, every upgrade would have some coral/fish deaths :/
    due to low temperature in my garage and I didn't have enough heaters during the upgrade, temperature and unstable water parameters made some of my corals bleached. Mostly SPS.

    Ibn's garf bonsai bleached and m fav blue tort, also some other sps that I dont even want to mention : ( overall, most birdnests and green psammacora survived. non of the softies/zoa died. some of the candycane bleached as well. but that's about it.

    I have some green psammacora to give away for members, come get it.

    other non-tank upgrade casualties
    LTA ( that giant one ) was harassed by the maroon clown so I moved it to sump and it just melted few days later ( that was before the frag tank upgrade )
    One of the clarkii clown jumped from frag tank
    one perc clown disappeared in the DT ( not sure if it jumped, i can't find the fish jerky anywhere on the floor or behind the tank )

    and I swear this will be the last of my tank upgrades for years to come.
     
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    oh yeah, and the copper-band died of starvation, I found my peppermint shrimps just last few days, they finally comeout of hiding.
    I killed most of my aiptasias in the tank with kalk paste, it works like magic.
     
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    Good to see your stuff yesterday, and thanks again for your generosity. Hope to see that anemone healthy and growing for you soon.
     
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    That sucks about the cb. Not all that surprising though. Seems to be the fate of many. Kalk paste has always been my go to. It works but it just sucks to have to hit each one.

    By the way, I think my lta is bigger than yours. 811C51B4-D047-4A58-9429-F3B01366AE82.jpeg It’s even longer in the other direction.
     
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    dang, sorry to hear about the casualties!! Yeah it's been a bit cold. I've had to turn on my home's heater when I'm away so my tank doesn't get too cold. I have an extra 200watt heater coming this week =X

    If you need heaters in the meantime, I have an extra 125watt you can borrow!
     
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    Thanks, I already got 300w + 200w running, I have about 200g water running in the garage and no heating from the house :/ but frag tanks are insulated at bottom and sides.


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    I’m ok with hitting them each, as long as I won’t see them forever.

    And your lta is huuuuuge...


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    I’ve got to have one that is hiding that I just can’t see. I’ll be aptaisia free for a while and then see them start to pop up again.
     
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    Hey Hui
    I have a clarki clown you can have
     
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