My First Reef: Redsea 525XL

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by roostertech, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

    So what I thought was STN turned out to be a much more rapid tissue loss (infection?).

    This video shows how quickly the tissue was browning up and dying. Is there such thing as brown jelly for SPS?

    After it was finished with the Setosa, the infection started to spread onto the poker star

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    I extracted the larger chunk of the poker stars and cut away the dead stuff. That seems to stopped the spread.

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  2. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Next time blow off the brown stuff with a baster and that should stop the spread of it over to the pokerstar. If it doesn't, use IC gel and glue slightly past the recession onto the healthy tissue of the pokerstar.
  3. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    Is this all related to your alk problems?
  4. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

    Nah the alk has been stabilized for weeks now. The main casualty of that episode was a tenuis colony.

    This just happened this week very rapidly with this colony of sestosa. I have other colonies that are just fine.

    Hopefully there won't be a next time lol. But cleaning out the dead stuff + some preventive cutting seems to have halted the problem. Wish I have done it earlier, probably could have save half of that colony.
  5. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

    Last few months has been pretty hectic. The tech startup that I worked at for 7 yrs came to an sad ending. So I spent most Jan+Feb interviewing all around the bay. That didn't leave much energy for the tank. But luckily the tank is matured enough that it pretty much chug along on its own. The biggest down side to my neglect is the aiptasia population. I had them under control with aiptasia-x but 2 months of free growth allowed them to spread everywhere. Time to to get some nudi or peppermint.

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  6. Ranjib Dey

    Ranjib Dey Webmaster

    Darn. Sorry to hear about the startup. Hope things worked out for you. Tank is looking pretty good
  7. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    I have a bunch of peppermints left over


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  8. Julius Chen

    Julius Chen Supporting Member

    The two GSP rocks are in contact with other rocks? Are you not concerned GSP jumping over?

    Hope you find a great job in no time!
  9. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    Julius is right on the money there; I'd be a little more concerned on the GSP than aiptasias. Some people had success with a file fish for those pesky anemones.
  10. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

    I keep the gsp well off my main rock. I have smaller substructure that I let them attach too. I do trim them back once in a while when they get too close to main rock.
    Thanks guys. I already started on new job mid March and things has settled down a little so I have a bit more energy to deal with this now?

    Are they pretty reliable with aiptasia? Or hit/miss? I'm kinda concern with them going after soft stuff (my dendro, scoly). I was pondering about getting nudi instead.
  11. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    Peppermints were a miss for me, I ended up using Kalk paste

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  12. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    I got like 25+ berghias and never saw them again so can't tell you.

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  13. JVU

    JVU Supporting Member

    They didn’t eat your aiptasia and disappeared, or did the job then disappeared?
  14. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    I can't tell I lost a bunch of aptasias in sump but then I still see apts.

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