Too much Light is TOXIC!!!
View December 14, 2014 10:57
Started using fauna marin Ultra LPS food. Wow. Corals love it. Chalice, acan, plate, brain, birds nest acro, all go crazy. One acro and birds nest release mesenthial filaments to feed. Dented Brain is releasing huge sweeper tables for some reason.
View November 8, 2014 18:35
Switched to Tropic Marin Salt mix today and performed a large water change. Testing topic marin fresh made salt water.
440 calcium
PH 8.2
Magnesium 1220

Corals seem happier now. They did NOT like seachem at all. Have to toss sea chem salt. Too dangerous to use. Unsure why corals reacted negatively to it.
View October 23, 2014 19:18
Calibrated GHL. 49ml/min. Cal A, CAL B and C.
View October 7, 2014 16:31
Hundreds of baby snails on the glass. Cool
View September 28, 2014 19:22
Diatom bloom after starting to use gravel vac to clean top level of substrate. Guess it's released some nutrients. Or the issues with the RO/DI causes this (no DI resin on water used).
View September 25, 2014 00:00
Corals starting to look really nice and I believe I'm seeing some growth on the stony corals. Definitely seeing it on zoanthids and soft corals. Feels like I got the balling method calcium dosing locked in. Only 4ppm variation between yesterday's calcium reading. And that could simply be the variation in the accuracy of test itself. Questioning if UV really is worth running on a marine tank if you keep your nutrients low there is no bad algae spores to kill. Theoretically. And not killing good bacteria.

Yellow tang is a godsend. Loves eating algae.
View September 24, 2014 21:52
Raised PH to fight algae a little as well as temp to 83F to fuel more rapid coral grown per book "Aquarium Corals, selection, husbandry and natural history" - Borneman. Warmer water raises the metabolism of everything.

This make sense to me as corals in my Nano that was HOT (84-85F) all the time grew quite rapidly. While when in 90g at 76F grow extremely slowly.

Bought a heater (Eheim 200w) and set to 83F. Chiller set to 83F as well but will kick on at 84F. Borneman states 85F is the upper limit.
View September 15, 2014 10:20
Reduced balling dosing to 28ml/day. Removed seachem matrix and algae reactor and trying only bio-pellets. I may regret this.
View September 9, 2014 20:55
Got some great SPS corals for only $9/ea last week. Seem to be doing well.
View September 9, 2014 19:58