My fish tank

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  1. seminolecpa

    seminolecpa Past President

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    If you lost anything or do lose anything, me tanka es su tanka.
     
  2. tuberider

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    Well said, everybody wins, so why compete :)
     
  3. mpoletti

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    Gracias Senor Bryan. If your not doing anything on Sat, I'm headed down that way; kind of. My route is not finalized, but most likely: Atl, Karson's, Neptune's (possibly Brian's) and then Ian's on the way home.

    Thanks Jeremy. Agreed.
     
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    Mark,

    I'd be interested to know the rationale behind switching out the LR, sand, and water. Did you do that in order to resolve the issues with receding corals and pH? Or were there some other reasons?

    Thanks,
    Jared
     
  5. mpoletti

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    Jared, My tank was BB so that was the reaosn to add sand back. I've heard many times that sand will help stablilize a tank's PH, but I just think my water was "bad". I also like the appearance of sand in my tank and I knew I was going to go back to sand if I did not tear down for good.

    As for rationale, I'm not :D Ask any of the people around here that know me outside of a forum. There were a couple reason's why I went with new rock: did not want to mess with encrusting corals, did not want to worry about any trapped nutrients, new rock would allow a new look and I could pre fab my aquascape idea.
     
  6. screebo

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    Eliminate the parasitic Aptasia anemones?
     
  7. mpoletti

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    Luckily, I've had a copperband for close to 5 years so aptasia in my display has never been an issue.
     
  8. GreshamH

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    /And that folks was the 666 post to this thread :D
     
  9. screebo

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    I'd ask you to start a CB rental service but I've not had much luck with CB's lately :( I'm sure the trick is to get one to eat for starters.
     
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    Hey Mark since the change have you noticed any problems with nutrients? Any N03 P04 problems or rises with having basically all new rock.
     
  11. GreshamH

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    Kinda too soon to tell on either P04 or NO3 ;) Neither shows up all that quickly IME>
     
  12. tuberider

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    Sometimes you just need to press the reset button, it's part of the game :)
     
  13. mpoletti

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    Kind of like Gresham said, The numbers are fine right now, but its still early to give an opinion either way.
     
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    Happy New Year :)

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    The tank has a long way back and I doubt it will ever be close to what it was, but at least I'm enjoying it at this point.

    YNWA
     
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    Mark, the tank is looking great. Nice shots!!
     

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