Returned from Keck trip to find the water level low by at least 7 gallons. 5g ATO reservoir was empty. Salinity is undetectable. My guess is HOB skimmer overflowed at least 7 gallons and ATO emptied the reservoir trying to get the water level back within parameters. It took 7 scoops of salt to get salinity back to 35ppt.

Inhabitants added today are as follows:

Rast Zoa - 5 polyps
Utter Chaos Zoa - 4 polyps
Orange Oxide Zoa - 14 polyps

3 - Bi-Color Anthias
View December 6, 2018 20:38
I forgot to plug the ATO back in after WC on 11/25. When I returned from AZ on Fri. 11/30/18 Salinity was at 40ppt. I plugged the ATO back in and after it added the RO water the Salinity returned to 35ppt. No animals appear to have been affected. 2 gallons of water had evaporated from tank over 5 day period.

Dinos appear to be gone.

Now seeing what appears to be Cyano outbreak. Nitrates are at 2ppm. I am considering raising Nitrates to 5-10ppm to resolve the issue.

Inhabitants added today are as follows:

1 Incredible Hulk Acan
1 Jason Fox Day Glow Favia
1 Neon GSP
1 Bizarro Cyphastrea
1 Red & Green Blastomusa

View November 30, 2018 21:42
I performed WC today and cleaned the tank. I turned output of radion down to 20 percent and reduced radion run time to 6hrs er day. Hopefully this will help with Dinos and other nuisance algae.
View November 25, 2018 14:48
Increase PH to 8.6 to defeat Dinoflagellates.
Added 1.5tsp of Instant Ocean Sea Buffer. PH increased from 8.15 to 8.3.
Added 2 capfuls of Seachem Prestine and 1 capful of Seachem Stability
View November 9, 2018 22:19
Removed Biobale from CPR Skimmer and added Chaeto Macro Algae to the Bio chamber
View November 1, 2018 21:19
Performed 10g water change last night 10/4/18.
performed 3 gallon water change this morning 10/5/18.
View October 5, 2018 12:26
All corals purchased at MACNA 18 have died. The deceased are as follows:

1 Neon Trumpet - deteriorated over two week period after introduction
1 Purple Torch - upon introduction
1 Green Torch - upon introduction
1 Green Hammer - deteriorated over two week period after introduction
1 Aussie Special - upon introduction
1 Goochster Zoa - never opened zooanthalae could be seen for about 3 weeks.
1 Fruit loop Zoa - upon introduction
1 Rasta Zoa - lasted 3 weeks and started opening in 3rd week, but I believe it is dead.
1 Mint Pocillopora - upon introduction
1 Mystic Sunset Montipora - upon introduction

I purchased 5 Emerald crabs last week. bad idea. 2 killed zoas and themselves in the process. never again.

Added 5 Astrea snails last week. 3 died upon introduction to the tank, 1 is doing well, and one has not moved in a week.

critical chemistry is off. must do a water change today.

View September 29, 2018 11:31