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.
View December 4, 2018 06:29
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 the dead and dying colonies, as a mean to restart.

Decided to refresh the tank by doing 3-4 large water changes every 3rd day. Started last weekend.

Restarted dosing CE black labels and trace last week but now increasing doses.

View November 28, 2018 23:45
Lighting ....

Dinos are well and truely controlled.

Time to increase LEDS white spectrum slowly over the next two weeks.

View November 11, 2018 05:24
Dinos ....

Day 12 of Kalk.

Good sustained result form dosing Kalk in the first week.

Reducing dose today from 60ml/dose to 40ml/dose. As Alk. Is 10.4 dK, the wean will be slow coming down to around 8-8.5 dKH over the next 2 weeks.

View November 5, 2018 14:45
Dastaco ....

Turned of calcium reactor today as Alk is trending up too quickly.
View October 30, 2018 02:00
Dinos ....

Its back again! This will have to be the third time.

It first started with Cyano and now after treating with Red CyanoRx, the population of Dinos have started taking off. Its so disappointing and crushing to the spirit.

I've started the following:

1. Started Kalk again, and turned down the DaStaCo, to increase pH aiming for 8.6
2. Changed the Lighting - Stopping Halides and T5s (AquaBlue Coral). T5 on Blue Plus and LEDs are now on blue and actinic.
3. Stopping dosing of all additives, including NOPOX. Continuing with ZB, BM, CC, CS and ZZ. Reducing Coral food. Increasing dosing of PO4 and NO3.
4. Dosing Dr Tim's re-fresh and Waste-away
5. Skimming wet
6.. Daily blasting of Dinos

I'm still contemplating shutting the tank down and selling off all the corals. Sigh.
No fire in the belly left.
View October 25, 2018 06:32
Nutrient Export ....

I'll try removing the zeolites for the moment to see what the response of the Acros will be.
View October 20, 2018 04:05
Live Stock ....

My run of bad luck has continued. Just got back from a 4 day away and was told by the sitter that the Gem has disappeared for 2 days. I found a decomposing mass hidden in a rock.

Also the Achilles is not well, with rapid breathing, hiding and lethargic. I tried to catch it but to know avail.

So sad ..... feeling extremely despondent now.
View October 14, 2018 04:09
Brown Stuff ....

Its back again, not sure if its the dosing of Gro and AA. Or could be NOPOX.

Juice is 12 drp/d, Trace is 6 drp/d, Gro/AA is 4 drp/d.

NOPOX is 6ml/d
View October 5, 2018 22:33
Livestock ....

After my very dismal QT this last few months, I've decided to stock the DT with the bare essentials.

Achilles Tang - 28/7/19
Gem Tang - 29/7/18
Morrisons Dragonet - 26/9/18
Red Scooter Dragonet - 28/7/18 - 1M, 1F

I am taking a risk with the introduction of the Tangs, however, they have been through Copper and Prazi in the LFS for a few weeks. Dragonets have not been through LFS QT.
View September 28, 2018 22:07