Installed coral life twist 3X UV light...
View July 23, 2021 14:23
The last black fish (blue fin) just keep disturbing the sand bed and making mini sand storm inside the tank, the tank always looks cloudy...
I had it enough...I decided to take it... and do water change/sand bed cleaning again... ( 2.5 hours work)...
I hope to get crystal clear water...
View July 23, 2021 14:14
Lunch time bush with tool issue, so not going for lunch, 14:30, finally solved the tool issue, then I am thinking go or not to go Fresh and marine to buy coral life twist 3X UV light? Today is good time to go out (during lunch time) as I have valid reason - lunch. but it's too far and too hot...
I decided to go...
1.5 hrs back with Coral life 3x twist UV light and 1.5m 16mm/22mm hose...
View July 22, 2021 06:11
Yesterday when visiting Aquamarine fish shop, they have a about 100L tank, no sump, no reactor... but they have many beautiful lively soft corals and but only 2 small fishes...

Why I can't keep coral well?
Into the hobby already 3 years, why I am still at very beginner level? Because I stopped learning and trying...

It's time to change...

View July 21, 2021 03:46
Inside my heart bottom I am wishing to have a nice full of lively coral tank even just with soft corals/LPS...
why I can't have it? I have all the equipment/supply... but lack of knowledge and courage...

This is the time for me to grow with more knowledge:
1) Deal with fish disease (especially ich).
2) Get water quality under control- Nitrate/Phosphate/Alkalinity...
3) Then slowly add in soft coral/LPS, some day maybe SPS. Actually I had SPS plug before, I doing nothing but watching them slowly died...
View July 21, 2021 03:39
In reefing hobby 3 years already, I feel shamed for I can't have a nice beautiful coral reef tank, even though I had some nice coral before, but they never grow well, one torch coral lived > 1 year, then suddenly died...
After that I stop trying...

View July 21, 2021 03:37
Last night busy with researching ich/UV sterilizer and morning wake up at 6:30am to check the 3D printed items... less 6 hours sleep, makes me feel very bad now...

If I leave the Reefer350 alone, all these thing won't happen... once I put attention on it, just too many things to do...

View July 21, 2021 03:34
After basic study, first thing is to buy and setup UV sterilizer. Not long ago I just threw away a Eheim UV sterilizer, now I need to buy a new one...

Currently looking at Coral life twist 3x, $90, looking good.

Lunch time if have time will go NanYang fish shop to have a look, by the way buy tubing, if not for buying tubing, I won't go there, I'll shop it on line...

I hope with UV sterilizer setup may can help some for controlling ich outbreak...
View July 21, 2021 03:30
Last night,
1) I fixed the hammer head magnetic scraper,
2) 3D design/print floss holder for sump.
3) 3D printed a cub holder (sump area, top water top)
4) 3D printing seaweed feeding holder...

Just when watching the fishes swimming, I spot some white spots on the 2 Pennant coral fishes and Falcula butterfly fish, some on the blue tang as well...
The worst nightmare of the ich disease when adding new fishes which I worried is becoming true...

After basic study, I also setup quarantine tank before, later on the tank water leak and 2 marine tank just too much work, I converted into fresh water tank.
Now ich coming back again... Be careful buying fish from Coral farm, this is the 2nd case new fishes from coral farm having ich issue in just a few days...

View July 21, 2021 03:24
I neglect reefer 350 tank for such long time (> 6 months), just let the tank and fishes survive...
and when the fox face fish not eating, I am doing nothing about it... eventually it stave to death...

For so long time I have nothing to do for this tank beside clean the glass and water change about 1/month...
Some days I even not looking at the tank...

Suddenly I have so much things need to work on it....

After recent a few days work, Reefer350 shining again, it's the jewel of my 5 fish tanks again just after I replaced the sergeant/blue fin to 6 new fishes... it looks stunning...

Next major task is to increase mechanical filtering and sand cleaning, try hard to get crystal clear water...
Then slowly bring down Nitrate/Phosphate level, the leather coral expanding...
May consider adding more LPS- such as torch coral/LFS... then more beautiful fishes...
View July 20, 2021 08:28