Diver's Paradise: Take Two!

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by FeliciaLynn, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. neuro

    neuro Webmaster

    Hey just to throw in my own calc/alk dosing observations:

    I once dosed 1:1 to get what i wanted. after my tank crash:

    1. I had to dose more calcium than alk.
    2. Then my alk was down and my calc skyrocketed (520 ppm)
    3. And for now my levels are where i expect them to be after readjusting. This took months.

    .. and unfortunately for me, upgrading my reef angel caused all of my dosing timers to reset. So now I have to figure this out now.

    Btw, for mixing my BRS alk, I had to buy new alk component from BRS. The old one I had would not mix correctly. Even with the new stuff, I have to mix little by little, and shake the hell out of the container before adding more water & alk. Otherwise it would immediately settle.
     
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  2. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Yeah it seems like the imbalance in what I needed to dose must just be a weird thing with the new tank since BIonic should be balanced. Since I'm not dosing more Ca than I was at the beginning, I think it will equal out now. I'll probably just stick to B-Ionic since its easy and just have some extra Ca component. Based on this, I decided to order a second BRS dosing pump to use for the Ca component, so that should arrive this week.
     
  3. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Just some fun shots of the clowns. The anemones are really coloring up beautifully [​IMG]

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  4. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    That's good stuff!
     
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  5. Spoon

    Spoon Guest

    Awwwwwww they're cute!
     
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  6. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Yep! They're doing well so far. The little clown is picking on the Darwin some though. Weirdly, the tiny one seems to be establishing itself as the dominant one of the pair. That little one hogs the BTAs and won't let the Darwin in the BTAs at all.
     
  7. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    They're tiny :)
     
  8. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Huge photo update from last night.

    New FTS 5/29/14
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    I managed to catch the flasher wrasse attempting to jump. I was crouched near the tank to take these photos and he actually managed to splash water on me. He's like Shamu and there's a splash zone [​IMG]
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    Center
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    Right Side
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  9. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Tank inhabitants!

    Algae Blenny
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    Cleaner Shrimp
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    One of the new sexy shrimp
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    Clowns
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    And a blurry shot of the leopard wrasse. She's just too tiny and cute not to include a photo of her.
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    I think its now ANEMONE TIME!!! [​IMG] Gotta show them off since I now have 13 in here! I have a problem [​IMG]

    VIP Reef Rock Flower
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    Tiny saltcritters rock flower and my ATL Fire Polyp Undata (only SPS left in the tank)
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    Newest rock flower (from Aquarium Concept in Dublin)
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    Group of the ones that are smushed together [​IMG]
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    Tube anemones
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    My favorite BTA [​IMG]
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  10. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Alright, now how about some corals...

    Euphyllia Land (Look at the adorable leopard wrasse!)
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    Symphyllia brain
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    Elegance
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    Muricea Gorgonian
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    Orange Tree Gorgonian
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    Dendros. For some reason one of the two heads lost flesh on me right after I got it, but the other head is doing great. Now the head that lost tissue is sprouting like 6 different baby heads! They're still super tiny though. Also, look at the COLOR on the KPA rock! So glad I went this route instead of dry rock again.
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    Derasa Clam
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    Newest zoanthids from the trade with one of my Nano-reef friends.
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    Zoa Garden #1
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    Zoa Garden #2
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  11. Nav

    Nav Director of Marketing & Photography

    Awesome pics Felicia :) your tank sure sets a benchmark for newbies like me...
     
  12. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Thank you Navdeep! I was a newbie myself just a couple years ago :)
     
  13. tygunn

    tygunn Webmaster

    Good job. I can't wait for my tank to look like this! Haha so far I'm just competing with the sea kelp display at the Monterey aquarium.

    Love the elegance.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
     
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  14. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Thank you! Yeah, oddly my live rock didn't have any break outs of algae. I think maybe its just a difference in how each tank cycles or something. Also, I added my CUC pretty early, so maybe they took care of the issue before it happened? Who knows! Your tank will be here soon enough, I'm sure :)

    I really love the elegance too! I picked it up at the Reef Raft opening. I was worried it wouldn't do well for me since they're notoriously touchy and my tank was REALLY new, but its done amazing and is definitely growing.
     
  15. Nav

    Nav Director of Marketing & Photography

    How much did you get the elegance for?
     
  16. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    I believe it was like $50 and then Reef Raft was doing 20% off at the grand opening. Its a smaller one, but pretty reasonably priced and perfect for the size of my tank.
     
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  17. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Tank is looking quite spanktacular!

    However I think you might need an anemone or (thirty)two to make those clownfish happy, let me know if you need them :D
     
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  18. Spoon

    Spoon Guest

    OMG!

    Your tank is bad ass. I love your gardens..I especially love the Orange Gorgonian. That's one of my favorite NPS. I tried keeping one years ago..but I failed.

    How long have you had it? Growth? Tips!?

    Also, I may have missed it earlier, forgive me. But I saw your "only SPS left", is there a reason you kept the Undata? It's very pretty.
     
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  19. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    Looking good Felicia
    Did you get another Darwin?
     
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  20. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Thank you! :)

    Ha! I think 4 in a 30 gallon is already a bit excessive. I'm totally hooked though, so don't tempt me!
     

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