10 gallon mixed reef

Toronto
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Introduction

I've kept various aquariums for the better part of my life; various freshwater and species aquariums and most recently a nano reef and pico planted aquarium.

Background

This tank is 4 years old, but became neglected due to a combination of frustration from bouts with GHA, cyano, bubble algae, and lost livestock. I made a lot of common mistakes: buying equipment on impulse, overfeeding, overstocking, taking shortcuts and moving too quickly.

For about a year and a half, I kept the tank going with no livestock, but continued topoffs and water changes in order to keep the live rock alive while I considered my options.

I've made a concerted effort over the last couple of months to revive it, while hopefully implementing some wisdom gained from my previous problems. I also think that aquaticlog.com will be an invaluable resource in helping track water parameters and changes to the aquarium and helping draw correlations between the two.

My plan, now that parameters seem to have stabilized, is a mixed reef with the possibility of SPS if I can maintain pristine water parameters.

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Measurements

Magnesium
435
Calcium
Phosphate
7.8
Alkalinity
Salinity
Temperature
8.3
pH
Nitrate
Ammonia
Nitrite

Equipment

Feeding See more

Hikari brine shrimp · Omega One Garlic Marine Flakes · Omega One Garlic Marine Pellets · Two Little Fishies Marine Snow · AcroPower · Phytoplankton

On average you perform a 24.1% water change every 7 days.

0% total water change in August.

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So, I got home from a friend's house last night and was alarmed to hear the loud sound of splashing water.

Apparently, my Chemipure bag was blocking the return from my refugium and it was
Attempted a minor re-scape today, but while attempting to glue some rocks together, one of them crumbled apart.

So, it required a major re-scape. I'm actually very happy with the results
I dosed my ATO water with kalk, but seems the saturation was too high (0.5 tsp/gal) as pH and alkalinity are climbing.

I dumped out half of the ATO water and diluted it with RODI, and wi

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