glee's tank journal

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by glee, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. glee

    glee BOD

  2. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    Fill in gaps? Could solve this real quickly for you :D LMK
     
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  3. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Yup, that's why I referenced it to you. Was fairly straight forward, put everything into a bowl, then throw it in a mini Cuisinart (that I think was the clubs), and turn it into a nasty paste, put in a bag lay it flat in the freezer and accidentally take someone else's bag home :D
    As to that other stuff, I dunno. I'm on the fence as to whether or not garlic actually helps with anything, and the other things are just to get more nutrition in it, I just threw stuff in a bowl when I did it and didn't really think why too much.
     
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  4. rygh

    rygh BOD

    FYI: We plan to do the fish-food-party thing again this year.

    I was there. Skipped the Garlic. No idea if the other things helped. Tank liked it in general though.
    Fun to make a big mess. ... So of course I volunteered my place for this year. ???

    ** Save your leftover blister packs!
    If you get frozen food in the pop out squares, save the plastic.
    I poured the goo into those, froze it up, and it was very convenient that way.
     
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  5. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Supporting Member

    I got mini ice cube trays on amazon.
     
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  6. glee

    glee BOD

    Took some PAR readings and found it to be quite useful. I installed greenhouse panels on top of my display tank in Nov 2018. It really cut back on evaporation but I was concerned it would also cut back on light output. I found that the greenhouse panels reduced PAR by about 20-50 so not bad because I was still getting 450 PAR toward the top middle where my chalices are located and around 120 PAR at the sandbed. My blue channel is at 95% and white channel is at 50%.
     
  7. glee

    glee BOD

    Did a 20g water change, cleaned skimmer cup, installed UV Sterlizer, moved some frags from frag tank to display, fragged ORA Kelly Green Psammo and Pulsing Sinularia. I'll post some pics later when all the lights come on.
     
  8. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer Past President

    What lights are you running again?
     
  9. glee

    glee BOD

    I run two of these inside my canopy. Everything rusts in there so I decided not to invest in something expensive. I replace them about every 3-4 years.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UMXAR5S/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I need to refurb the canopy. The wood sitting on the frame of my tank is rotting. The hinges are all rusted too. I'm hoping to get some help from my cousin this summer to get that project started.
     
  10. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    When you say greenhouse panel you mean those clear panels that has air gaps in them? Basically a series of long rectangles.
     
  11. glee

    glee BOD

  12. xcaret

    xcaret Guest

    You can also use eggcrate plastic; big enough to fit in a gallon freezer bag.
    Lay the eggcrate on top of plastic wrap
    Pour the mixture and level it to the eggcrate
    Wrap the plastic over and place it in the freezer-bag

    Ikea sells some silicone ice molds but are bigger than the blister packs we are used to.
     
  13. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    AH ok, I was thinking something like an insulating greenhouse panel, similar to this
    https://www.interstateplastics.com/Polycarbonate-Twinwall-Clear-Sheet-POLCE~~SW.php?kitoptionpk=197

    Which would probably block more light, but also insulate a bit more.
     
  14. glee

    glee BOD

  15. glee

    glee BOD

    Couple of top down gopro shots of my zoas.
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  16. glee

    glee BOD

    Iphone
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  17. glee

    glee BOD

    I meant to post this sooner but have been pre-occupied with other distractions. I woke up Sunday morning to see that my purple hammer had brown jelly on it. This is my first time seeing it in person but since I've read about it before, I had no doubt what it was. I immediately filled a large tupperware with tank water and grabbed the hammer out. I realized immediately that I should have turned off the pumps as soon as I saw the brown jelly float away in the current. Lesson learned....It's a three headed hammer and only one hammer had the jelly. I cut that branch off in to the tupperware and placed the other two heads back in the tank. Everything looks fine for now.
     
  18. glee

    glee BOD

    Frag swap haul
    Oompa Loompa zoa. Fat single head polyp.
    Gold Hammer. Cant get enough hammers.
    Chong Bong zoa and bonus Purple Death Paly. These chong bongs look nicer than the ones I have.
    German Blue Digi. Found this on the last round.
    Watermelon Mushroom. My son picked this up because he liked the name of it.
    LA Lakers Monti. It's greenish lol but Ive been adding montis.
    White and Green Yuma. Will look nice next to my 10 year old Orange Yuma
    Mummy Eye Chalice (Galaxy Tabling). Yay more chalices
    Purple Haze Monti. Found this in the last round.
    Blue and Green Maxi Mini. This one is a beauty.
    Tropic Thunder Monti. My first pick. I will make a DBTC to spread this around.
     
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  19. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Damn man, didn't think there were that many picking rounds.
     
  20. grizfyrfyter

    grizfyrfyter Supporting Member

    I almost grabbed a gold hammer. Went with the avatar chalice instead.
     

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