M's Tank of Acros

Melbourne, Australia
Volume 900 Liters
Dimensions 160cm x 80cm x 60cm
Make ELOS
Model 160XL
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Measurements

35
Salinity
Phosphate
425
Calcium
Magnesium
25
Nitrate
460
Potassium
8.0
Alkalinity
8.4
pH
Ammonia
0
Nitrite

Inhabitants

70 Invertebrate

Equipment

Lighting
2 Apex Energy Bar EB6
Avast Marine Reactor MR10
3 Giesemann Megachrome Blue 21K 250W
Giesemann T5 80W - Aquablue Azure
Giesemann T5 80W - Aquablue Coral
2 Giesmann T5 80W - Actinic Blue
Powerhead
Apex WAV
Pump
Petworx Air Pump 35 L/mn
Chiller
UV
YinSheng UV Steriliser 30W
CalciumReactor
AMS DaStaCo Calcium Reactor
Additive
Aquaforest KH Buffer
Continuum Aquatics Flora viv Grow
Continuum Aquatics Flora viv P
Coral Essentials Chroma+
Coral Essentials Coral Power Amino
Coral Essentials Coral Power Boron
Coral Essentials Coral Power Bromide
Coral Essentials Coral Power Gro
Coral Essentials Coral Power Trace A
Coral Essentials Coral Power Trace B
Coral Essentials Coral Power Trace C
Coral Essentials Energy+
Coral Essentials Vibrance+
Dr Tims Refresh
Vibrant Liquid Aquarium Cleaner
ZEOvit AcroGlow
ZEOvit Pohl's A-Balance
Medication
Blue Life Cyano Rx
Blue Planet Praziquantel
Hydrogen Peroxide 3%
Substrate
Coral Sand 2mm
Coral Sand 3mm
Other
Aquaforest Stone Fix
Santa Monica Surf 8x

Dosing See more

Continuum Aquatics Potassium · Magnesium chloride/sulphate mix

Auto Dosing

16 ml
ZEOstart 3 1:9 Dilution
8 ml every 12 hours
8 ml
ZEOvit Pohls Xtra
8 ml every 24 hours

Feeding See more

Ocean Nutrition Mysis with Garlic · Hikari Brine Shrimp · New Life Spectrum Marine Fish Formula · Ocean Nutrition Colour Growth and Health Formula · Ocean Nutrition Brine Shrimp+ Flake · Hikari Mysis Shrimp · Ocean Nutrition Formula One Pellets · Ocean Nutrition Formula Two Pellets · Ocean Nutrition Red Plankton · Ocean Nutrition Lobster Eggs · Julian Sprung Sea Veggies - Green · Ocean Nutrition Cyclops · Ocean Nutrition Prime Reef Flake · Polyp Lab Reef-Roids · BRS Reef Chili · Fauna Marin LPS Pellets · Polyp Labs Reef Roids · Ocean Nutrition Rotifers · Fauna Marin LPS · Reef Pearls · New Era LPS Pellets · Ocean Nutrition Ocean Plankton · Ocean Nutrition Krill · Hikari Mega Marine Mix · Ocean Nutrition Microplankton · Vitalis SPS Coral Food · Coral Food Blend · Vitalis LPS Pellets

1.9% automatic daily water change.

31.5% total water change in June.

Diary Entries View all Diary Entries

Tank Shutdown ....

Sad day today ..... :)))

Decided to shut the tank down. The Dinos have beaten me.

Fish are up for sale and the best of the surviving acros an
Water Change Station ....

Used PVC glue to try an plug the leak from the RO tank. I assume its on the base .... somewhere.

Glue applied all around the base edge and up the s
Nuisance Algae ....

Can’t work out why it’s back again. It looks like Cyano.
Could it be coincidental with the start of NOPOx use or removing rock for aquascaping or the soaking of r
Nutrients ....

Too high! I've not monitored this for a few months. Thinking the Pax Bellum could maintain it.
Also removed the sand bed which may(?) have contributed.

Dinos ....

Not sure if its cyano coming back but I'm trailing Bakers yeast to combat it.

Starting a bit more than the recommended. 1/4 tsp for 400G.
Acro Tank ....

The acros are looking sad over the last few weeks, due to raised pH (and subsequently Alk), with very dark/non existent colours and burnt tips.

Pulled out all

471 activities in the last year

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