Lawrence's first (90g) salt water tank

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  1. L/B Block

    L/B Block Supporting Member

    Welcome to our new inhabitants... especially the crab who went straight to work in the diatom algae! (Don't worry - we are on the algae. Decreased lighting., pulled filter socks, planning for next water change.)

    And we couldn't help adding a couple of tiny corals - a torch and a mushroom.

    Go, crab, go!
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    Mushroom.
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    Torch and snail on the back wall.
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  2. L/B Block

    L/B Block Supporting Member

    We introduced the toadstool, and it looked great for three days, then today - this.

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    Brushed it off and relocated it further from the top of the tank and with better flow. Keeping a close eye on it.

    We still aren't totally done with the diatom. :(


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  3. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

    They shed regularly, mine would do that for a week sometime

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  4. L/B Block

    L/B Block Supporting Member

    Really? Ok. Wow. So much to learn. Now back to arguing with the husband about irrigating a planter with reef water. :-/


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  5. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Have you tested water recently? Other corals
    Ok?
     
  6. L/B Block

    L/B Block Supporting Member

    Water params look great and everything else is happy/healthy.


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  7. As noted, leathers shed
    They need lots of flow
     
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  8. L/B Block

    L/B Block Supporting Member

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  9. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Mmmmm. Leopard wrasse. Me likey. And a yellow coris?
     
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  10. L/B Block

    L/B Block Supporting Member

    Yes. :)

    We have a couple of new zoas, a healthy torch and some new trumpets - but the fish aren't swimming near them.


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  11. L/B Block

    L/B Block Supporting Member

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    Pre-Father's Day. L gets to have fun at AC tomorrow.


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  12. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    I like the scape. Simple but interesting.
     
  13. L/B Block

    L/B Block Supporting Member

    JesterSix. The fish really love it - lots of nooks, crannies, etc. we need to start filling in the coral. Can't wait to add!


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  14. L/B Block

    L/B Block Supporting Member

    Happy Father's Day, Lawrence! Just for you, I learned what the BRS video meant about *not* creating a siphon with the Tunze ATO. The hard way.

    Tank parameters stable for the moment. Whew.

    I mean, I could have woken you up with strong coffee and breakfast in bed... instead of "honey, we have a tank emergency!"


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  15. L/B Block

    L/B Block Supporting Member

    If I was a smart wife, I would have said, "look, honey! I did the water change for you!"


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  16. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    I think Lawrence is glad that you are so involved in the hobby (perhaps even more than he? 50:50?). Most wives could care less :). Mine appreciates the beauty and likes how much joy I get out of it, but I just asked her what an ATO is, and she said "accrued time off?"


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  17. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    I did the same thing. Don't feel bad.
     
  18. L/B Block

    L/B Block Supporting Member

    L pretty much handles everyday maintenance of tank and water chemistry. But B does a lot in respects to the tank set up that including lighting and plumbing in addition to the research to the work around RO in addition to dealing with DI resin (& Kold sterile) so L doesn't manage to simply dump unfiltered tap water into tank. With the ATO and the new Apex should hopefully reduce that daily work though.


    It helps that both are vested in the tank.




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  19. L/B Block

    L/B Block Supporting Member

    Live and learn. Well hopefully the corals and fish do.


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  20. L/B Block

    L/B Block Supporting Member

    Father's Day... after the debacle! Two new corals and all the fish are out to play. Water parameters are almost back to normal, and we are partially up and running on the Apex. [​IMG]


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