Mann showed up and assume the sea urchin is behind the reef
March 15, 2019 00:56
Not sure why unless because on substrate instead of rock but my maxima clam died two days ago. We lost our baby red dragonette two week ago. I saw my green circle mandarin yesterday but even put in copepods today and he did not come out yesterday he was fat moving zero signs of illness if he does not show up I have to wonder if this tube anemone is getting fed with my fish. Pray Manny shows back up.
March 14, 2019 20:45
I am back all chores and testing are done just need to record clean glass turn tube worm around and turn protein skimmer back on.
March 10, 2019 15:49
My wife and son will be taking care of the tank this week. I will be in Orlando. I should find WWC and bring something home as a carry on.
Seems that everyone in the tank is very happy today. I raised the pH and the alkalinity a touch and everything else tested great so all is well at the manor today
February 23, 2019 12:10
This is the first set of chemistry numbers since the very large water change last week. It is very interesting that with the current cheaper salt that I got in the beginning of the tank by magnesium is Hinau and my calcium is low wear prior to the water change it was exactly the opposite. My phosphates are probably going to be how I am waiting on the number MOC on the nitrate everything else is normal. I think that’s for certain I need to purchase a higher level of salt for my water change in the next week or two just Make sure we are stabilizing.
February 22, 2019 21:12
I had a high calcium again yesterday everything else tested perfectly I’m not sure what the situation is. I went ahead and did about an 8 to 10% water change was able to connect to the sink and it worked well for siphoning but had to carry water and I use this opportunity to clean the refugium in and did not take out any water from the upper tank will do that in two weeks. I was able to move the bubble tree this morning we will see how it looks and fares it had leaned over touching the glass so needed to be moved the chili was very large looked great was fed this morning I did put on the two Wall mounted frag rock and moved my essentially, cat paw up onto the top rock on the back wall will see how it likes it up there. I placed all of the other frag holders in the tank to see how they do and then will play his friends in if we like the area that they’re at. I will test calcium specific gravity and DKH today and will make sure everything‘s OK and then continue to follow I also removed the algae off of that large fry at Boulder and Will attempt to feed the anemones today with chopped up clams
February 2, 2019 19:48
Added vibrant in an attempt to help with the hair algae and two visible bubbles of bubble algae. I move the tube anemone he was stinging beautiful mushroom coral. When I moved him more of his rub was exposed. I think he will be fine. To move him though forced a move of the small hammer closer to the Duncan. M
January 29, 2019 05:41
Worked on tank today. Used the actual algae red sea test kit for the first time. We came up with zero nitrate however we did come up with 0.08 phosphate so will continue to use the NO3 PO4 - X on a twice a week basis. Alkalinity was also low I did not have enough to dose to the extent that we needed so I ordered a rush order from Amazon and will finish those in when it comes in. Our pH was also low at 8.0 so I dosed with eight.four product and will see if it improves the pH will test again in another couple days. I think I will stop using the Misys temporarily. I will use pelleted food only half the time that I was using it and measuring with a measuring spoon 1/8 teaspoon per day that I feed pellets. I am worried about the clam of the last 48 hours he has not opened up completely or stayed open so I continue to watch. I will need to pluck algae off of the rock that is closest to the pink anemone. Everything else appears to be doing well if I can get the alkalinity and pH to settle down that I will bring in some more plugs some acro and a zooanthids but do not need to bring those in until I am sure that the water is going to be suitable for them. All the other animals that we got in the last week are present and accounted for they seem to be doing well so will continue to monitor
January 26, 2019 00:29
Went to Alaska Coral and Fish today and of course Ted not to come out without purchasing something. We went there to look for a solution to our algae problem. We came back with six assorted snails and one additional emerald crab so now we have three emeralds and one decorator at least that we know of. We also ended up buying a ruby red blenny. We also got a toxic green large Acordia mushroom and a clear tube white large tube in a mini. We moved the claim him and we moved our acro purple up higher in the aquarium so we’ll see how they do. I have begun using the Red Sea LG saver products will see how that goes that is 10 mL daily until algae under control. I also started using 8.4 which is a pH product we are sitting at 8.1 need to be at least 8.2 to 8.4 so hopefully slowly raising that. Will check again tomorrow. I also bought my first Hannah instrument and it was calcium because I am already running low on my calcium reagent. I also bought a new Phytoalgea and they had bottles of Tigre pods.
January 21, 2019 03:24