The Black Hole

Soldotna
Timeline

Introduction

I started with a 55g in September, 2013. It had a canister filter, T5 lights, a crappy skimmer and no sump. I learned some hard lessons fast and lost some really cool critters because I didn't know better. After that I kept learning as much as I could about the hobby and slowed down; and the more I learned, the more I got into it. In January, 2014 I upgraded to a 75 with a 55 sump. Now I am really focused on the science behind what makes our tanks work and learning how to keep it simple. My goal is "simple and stable".

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Measurements

Phosphate
450
Calcium
Magnesium
Alkalinity
Temperature
4
Nitrate
1
Phosphorus
pH
Salinity
Nitrite
Ammonia

Inhabitants

7 Fish

2 Blue/Green Reef Chromis Chromis viridis
Kole Yellow Eye Tang Ctenochaetus strigosus
Lawnmower Blenny Salarias fasciatus
Ocellaris Clownfish Amphiprion ocellaris
Tomato Clownfish Amphiprion frenatus
Yellow Tang Zebrasoma flavescens

13 Corals

3 Assorted Zoas Zoanthus sp.
Button Polyp Protopalythoa sp.
Candy Cane Coral Caulastrea furcata
Hairy Mushroom Rhodactis indosinensis
Kenya Tree Coral Capnella sp.
Mushroom Coral, Red Actinodiscus sp.
Toadstool Leather Sarcophyton sp
Torch Coral Euphyllia glabrescens

67 Invertebrate

25 Blue Legged Hermit Crab Clibanarius tricolor
Brittle Sea Star Ophiomastix annulosa
2 Peppermint Shrimp Lysmata wurdemanni complex
Randall's Pistol Shrimp Alpheus randalli
Red Line Cleaner Shrimp Lysmata amboinensis
Rose Bulb Anemone Entacmaea quadricolor
4 Scarlet Reef Hermit Crab Paguristes cadenati
Tiger Pistol Shrimp Alpheus bellulus
30 Turbo Snail Turbo fluctuosa

Equipment

1.5% automatic daily water change.

24.3% total water change in May.

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Been running carbon a few days, no change on skimmer... will do another big WC and if that doesn't work than I will have to really play with skimmer setting.
Skimmer is still not working right! The Chemiclean really changed things. I will continue WC's and start some carbon to clean out the broken down Chemiclean.
Potter's angel and fairy wrasse dead today after doing WC in QT :(
Dosed Cupramine again and tested, raised copper to 0.5 mg/l
Did a ~35-40% WC after the Chemiclean. Cleaned skimmer, elevated it, still overflowing constantly.
Sailfin Tang did not make it, found dead today after starting copper

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