First Tank!

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  1. jorahx4

    jorahx4 Supporting Member

  2. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    I HATE when that happens :eek:
     
  3. jorahx4

    jorahx4 Supporting Member

    got the bubble! thanks clear water aquariums



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  4. jorahx4

    jorahx4 Supporting Member

    Update!

    Finally finished setting up some new equipment. I got an icecap gyre 1k to increase the water flow and ATI essentials + 6 dose pump to maintain stable parameters! I don't have a huge consumption from the corals, but I test daily and noticed a .2 dkh drop daily. Hoping with increase water flow and stable parameters I can finally start housing bigger SPS colonies.

    Water Tests - 3/3/18
    salt - 1.025
    temp - 76
    alk - 8.1
    calcium - 410
    mag - 1240
    phosphate - 0.012 ppm
     
  5. Are u selling that baby nem???


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  6. jorahx4

    jorahx4 Supporting Member

    I’m sorry, no it’s not for sale. Thank you for viewing my build thread tho!


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  7. jorahx4

    jorahx4 Supporting Member

    Found a bug last night at 2am. Does anybody have an idea what this is.

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  8. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    Thats no bug, it's a slug. Actually it looks like a Stomatella which is a snail. We have a bunch in our tanks. Seem harmless til they crawl into the sump/skimmer lines.
     
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  9. jorahx4

    jorahx4 Supporting Member

    Interesting! Yeah I was super worried. First I found a bristle worm about a week ago. And before figuring out what it was I nearly broke the rock apart trying to get it out. Failed. Now I found this one and was worried.


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  10. JVU

    JVU Supporting Member

    Agree, stomatella snail. They are a good clean up crew member.


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  11. jorahx4

    jorahx4 Supporting Member

    Bad photo but here’s one I got of the worm the other night.

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  12. JVU

    JVU Supporting Member

    I can’t tell what that is. Could be a bristleworm.

    There are different opinions about bristleworms. Their spines can stick in your skin and be very irritating. Otherwise they are a pretty benign critter, don’t bug coral or other animals as far as I know, and are part of the CUC. I remove them when it’s easy to do but otherwise I don’t worry about them.

    You can use a bristleworm trap to reduce their number if you want. A lot easier than trying to catch them manually in the rockwork.


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  13. jorahx4

    jorahx4 Supporting Member


    When I first saw it. It was farther out and easier to identify. And after talking to people I came up with it being a bristle worm. I have seen it a few times since and left it be since it just eats left over food.


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  14. jorahx4

    jorahx4 Supporting Member

    Well. 5 days of testing since introducing the ati essentials and my alk has not changed one point. But I am stable at 8.1 when the ati essentials ideal range is 7-8. Maybe I’ll turn it off for a few days get into that range and then resume at current dose amount.


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  15. JVU

    JVU Supporting Member

    8.1 is good. There is quite a bit of differing opinion about optimal alk level. Lots of people aim for higher than you have. Consistency is important so if you have that, you shouldn’t change your dosing in my opinion.


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  16. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Yeah, keep it right there. Don’t touch it.
     
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  17. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

    Yup...agree with everyone else. If that CSB don't looked pissed, leave alk alone. Notice I only said CSB, other coral/nems don't matter. ;)
     
  18. jorahx4

    jorahx4 Supporting Member

    Haha. Everything is extremely happy! Except dumb sps. They all go bleached. And I’m tired of adjusting the lights to get sps to survive. Everything else is happy and that makes me he happy. One of the hammers is even sprouting a new head!


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  19. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    If you keep adjusting the lights then that’s probably why the sps is so upset.
     
  20. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Stop fiddling. Find a start point then let it sit for a few weeks to months. Make small incremental changes.
     

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