Will's 300g Re-Do

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Wlachnit, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit BOD

    I’ve also read that the hobbyist tests for some of these trace elements are not very accurate at all. I’ve been dosing read sea colors now for several weeks and I do seem to notice (anecdotally) that i have better PE. In the meantime what’s left of my chaeto just keeps getting covered in bacterial slime, presumably from the Nopox dosing.


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  2. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit BOD

    Unedited iPhone video
     
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  3. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit BOD

    I caught my female bipartitus leopard waking up this morning.

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  4. Chromis

    Chromis Supporting Member

    When I think about all those bugs, worms and starfish the sand is crawling with... how do they get a good night’s sleep?
     
  5. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Supporting Member

    When the bed bugs bite they just bite back.
     
  6. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit BOD

    I figured the following is worthy of an update (especially sine I just noticed it's been a year since I've provided an update.

    About a month ago, I accidentally turned my DOS pump ON from my Apex while I was out of town. I had meant to adjust the volume I dosed which I did, but instead of turning the pump to AUTO, my fat thumb hit the ON button. I got home about 36 hours later and just happened to notice that my Bicarb reservoir was empty and realized that I dumped 2.5 gal of bicarb solution into my DT. Yikes! My Hanna checker was pegged at 14.5 dKh. I decided to titrate some HCl (muriatic acid) and got it down to 13.2 or so. I thought for sure I was going to lose some of my more sensitive corals. But, here I am more than a month later and nothing detrimental happened.
     
  7. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Happened to me too, not the fat thumb bit but controller port stuck open and dumped about the same amount of both calcium and alkalinity into the tank. not sure what the levels were but damnit if it didnt precipitate out as everything was covered in a snowy white powder, actually looked kind of pretty. Only loss was a solon wrasse that was in its cocoon and never broke out
     
  8. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit BOD

    Some quick updates. I still have the occasional RTN from time to time. Have tested for aluminum via ICP-OES. Al is somewhat high at 80ppb, but not crazy. Since then, I have pulled out one of my four Marinepure blocks from my sump...we'll see.

    I also finally trimmed my huge$%#% M. spongodes. Barely fit through the opening of my tank. Used a chisel and an angle grinder and chopped off about 1/3 of it. It's still about 15" x 12". I'll be bringing plenty of frags to the swap as well as a bunch of others. I still haven't mastered pics even though I've received some good tips from members here.
     
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  9. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit BOD

    Before trimming
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    After trimming

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    I had several acro colonies that were not getting enough light. I'm sure they are much happier now.
     
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  10. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    woah.. that's a huge colony.
     
  11. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit BOD

    It grows with typical Monti speed. It's been growing upward as it continues to add plates...so it was near the top under a part of the tank that has a MH250 and T5s
     
  12. xcaret

    xcaret Guest

    I didn't see a Red Planet acro in your tank; you should grow one there, is almost a must have.
     
  13. tankguy

    tankguy Supporting Member

    Now those acro's will get huge
     
  14. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit BOD

    After the swap I cam home to my huge Calacali acro upside down on the bottom. It must have been knocked off when I was futzing around with my hands in the tank. (which is why I really just let things go on their own. Anyway, here is a pic of me holding it as I was trying to get it back to the top of the rock I had it on. You'd never know that I lost 2/3 of it from RTN only several months ago.

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  15. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    You sure you didn't forget to bring that to the frag swap... Glad or one of them makes the huge soup kettle plastic container right?
     
  16. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer Past President

    Nice piece!
     
  17. grizfyrfyter

    grizfyrfyter Guest

    Good grief
    That is huge.
     
  18. Mozby

    Mozby Supporting Member

    That’s a perfect candidate for the next fragging workshop!


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  19. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    You have to remember his tank is 300g, so that branch doesn’t even look marginally big.


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  20. tankguy

    tankguy Supporting Member

    It’s a monster
     

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