Randy's Innovative Marine 25 Gallon Lagoon

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  1. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    I can’t believe you managed to cramp all those under the tank!

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  3. Solitaryensis

    Solitaryensis Supporting Member

    Where is you get the flower anemone from?
  4. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

    That red, yellow, grey one came from Clearwater Aquarium down in San Jose.
  5. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

    Picked up this Indonesian wall hammer yesterday. I've never seen one like it. It's a marbled, bright yellow hammer with hints of green trim on the edges of the hammer tips. Pictures aren't capturing all the colors though...might need to break out DSLR and macro lens and see if it does a better job than iPhone.


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  6. tankguy

    tankguy BOD

    what a cool looking tank Randy
  7. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

    Day 130: Houston, we have a problem.

    For the past month and a half or so, the tank has largely been running itself and doing very well. That was up until a week or week and a half ago. I'm am seeing some fairly signicant recession in 3-4 euphyllia and one that is showing signs of bleaching.

    Water params look nominal

    Alk 7.9-8.2
    NO3 2.5-5
    PO4 0.04

    There haven't been any lighting changes for at least 2 months. I hadn't been doing many water changes as I was testing out my no water change plan with my calcium reactor I have installed, but it looks like I may need to nix that plan for now.

    I plan to do some 20-25% water changes to get whatever funk out that's in there. My one year old has been messing around in the sumps the past 2 weeks and I'm hoping that's not the cause.

    At the any rate, here's to hoping water changes help alleviate my problem. If not, I may need to send a sample in to triton to see if that can find any funkiness in the water.
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  8. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Have you tried any dips on them or anything? Do you run carbon?
  9. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

    Nope, haven't dip anything since it started. I do run carbon and I actually just changed it out 2-3 days back.
  10. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    I might consider an iodine dip on one if it’s more “expendable” than the rest. Might help if there’s some infection going on.
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  11. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    While doing your no wc regiment, have you been dosing any trace elements? Theoretically the trace elements in the carx media should be enough but I’ve heard from others that they still had to dose trace elements to keep things happy.
  12. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

    I've been dosing iodide and iron.
  13. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    You need to dose more than iodide and iron.

    Do an icp test?

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  14. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

    I did triton testing on my reefer that's using the same carx media. I only saw that iodide and iron were missing after two months of no changes. What else are you dosing?
  15. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    I’m using the Red Sea Colors additives.

    They group different elements into 4 different groups and you dose based on 1) ca uptake or 2) testing.

    I test and add accordingly.

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  16. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

    Did you actually see those elements are missing on an ICP test or blindly dosing based on Red Sea's formula?
  17. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    I’m dosing based on using their test kit for it.

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  18. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

    Day 144: On the mend

    The good news
    I think the bleeding has stopped. Flesh recession and polyp bail out has stopped. The one that bleached looks to have stopped it's decline as well. Everything looks stable now.

    The bad news
    There have been casualties.

    Partial losses: 1 head of Aussie Gold Torch, 1 head of Indo Gold Torch, 3 heads of neon green with purple stem hammer
    Full Losses: completely lost a 4-head toxic/nuclear green torch.

    Hopefully, the ones that had receded and are still hanging on will recover.

    The bleached one

    Treatment wasn't anything special. Four to five 10% water changes over the last two weeks and a change in carbon. Other than that, I just let it ride.
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2018
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  19. fishy408

    fishy408 Supporting Member

    Aquascape looks really nice Randy, makes the tank look a lot bigger than 25g. How are you liking the Radio XR 15 Pro Gen4?
  20. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

    Thanks! Love the lights. I have two xr15w over my Reefer 250 as well. They have done well so far for growth and bring out color in acros. The diffuser accessory is a must have...produces a great shimmer without a disco ball effect.
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