Will's 93g Serenity Cube

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  1. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

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    Rock on the left chair looks a bit hmmm, odd?
     
  2. Coral reefer

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    Aiptasia can live out of water longer than you'd think. One day isn't gonna kill it off.
     
  3. RandyC

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    Dump the rock in the pool...Chlorine should take care of them! ;)
     
  4. Coral reefer

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    I wouldn't be surprised if they handled that for longer than you'd think. Certainly fresh water doesn't do them in very quick
     
  5. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

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    Well...the pool is a salt pool (3,000 ppt) with a dechlorinator. Except the chlorinator went wonky and I haven't bothered to fix it. So, in the meantime I have been chlorinating it. So, not a bad idea to throw the rock in there!

    So, let's see...to bring it up to 35,000 ppt from 3,000 ppt...would take about 3000 lbs of salt. So, @Flagg37 was a pretty good guess. That's more than a ton!
     
  6. Chromis

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    I applaud your action to pull the rock and get a clean start.

    I let a bright green majano anemone in my tank once because someone told me it was a maxi mini (one of my many noob moments!)... by the time I knew better there were 3, and I had to remove them 3 times before they were gone for good. But I have never had aiptasia. Probably because that majano made me paranoid about checking coral plugs from then on.
     
  7. Wlachnit

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    So...3-4 days of sunbathing by the pool, followed by a 20:1 muriatic acid bath for 10 min yesterday morning, they are now sitting in a bleach solution.

    I also soaked the sump, skimmer, and rinsed down the tank with 10% bleach solution.

    Let's see if the damn lil planula survive that! It's a friggin throw down right now.
     
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  8. Flagg37

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    It's all well worth it if you never see them again. I had them sneak in on the folds of a clam shell.
     
  9. Wlachnit

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    OK. Rinsed the bleach from the smaller rocks successfully and they are now in a bucket with saltwater. the larger rock structure (of course it has already fallen apart in a couple of places...hopefully I can remember how it went together) still has residual chlorine and the bin it is in is testing at 2ppm total chlorine...so, continuing to rinse that out.

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  10. JVU

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    "Serenity" cube lol

    Burn it with sun! Burn it with acid! Burn it with bleach!


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  11. Coral reefer

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    SERENITY NOW!!!!
     
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    INSANITY LATER!!!!!!
     
  13. Wlachnit

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    That's right baby!......

     
  14. xcaret

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    Similar happened to my brother, bought a rock with fancy green looking things and turned out to be majanos, they were pretty anyway...
     
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  15. Wlachnit

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    Finally got the rock back in the tank a week or so ago. Even though a lot of it was doweled and glued, some of it still came apart and I couldn't remember how it went back together despite pics, etc. Anyway, I think ended up with a better structure.

    I use a seneye to monitor my NH3 levels...much easier than constantly testing for ammonia...but I think I fried it or at least shorted the cable with saltwater when I took the rock out...big bummer. So, I just seeded it with some LR from my 300g and threw in some Dr Tims and called it.
     
  16. MolaMola

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    So what is the tank plan now..serenity, predator or other? I like the paradox of the two, though Felicia had softies + predators in her beautiful tank.
     
  17. Wlachnit

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    Still not sure...I loved her tank and was initially inspired to replicate something similar. I have moved a few of my softies from my frag tank to it..but no fish yet.
     
  18. Wlachnit

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    The dreaded aptaisia...a few of my softie frags from my frag tank have them. Doing my best to zap them, but I think the reality is that I'm not going to be able to be completely sure I've got them all.


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    I take the rock out and kill them, if it’s all over the rock, I’d dump it like I did with one big piece I have, even if it’s encrusted with different corals


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  20. Wlachnit

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    Time for an update. Scape is mostly finished. MST of the softies are in. May still move a few corals around....to get the proper Feng Shui.

    FTS left side.
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    FTS front
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    FTS right side
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