Today before the water change I changed all 3 cartridges in the RODI to bring the TDS back down to 0.
View September 14, 2020 04:06
Well, stocking up over the winter paid off. I had plenty of frozen foods to get us through the mandatory COVID-19 pandemic stay-at-home orders. On Friday, June 12,we were finally able to go to That Fish Place to replenish supplies. A dial so added a neon green tongue coral! I’ve been looking forever for one. Now...to keep it alive...
View June 15, 2020 15:48
Raised the lights to see how the corals reacted and attempt to lessen the green daily haze on the glass inside.
View February 3, 2020 23:44
Reminder to self: never buy frozen fold at Petco, even if you’re in a pinch for it. Price gouging is Horrible! Oh, and I ran out of Frozen Plankton today. Looks like a trip to That Fish Place is in my near future. ;-)
View October 25, 2019 21:52
This has been a long, but productive overdue week. You name it and I fixed it, cleaned it, scraped it, adjusted it, measured it, adjusted it again, replaced it, renewed it and am now thoroughly exhausted as I sit and stare at the results of my handiwork. What a difference in the appearance in all the inhabitants after all the adjustments and cleanings. I’m now happy.
View October 17, 2019 01:25
Today was (shamefully) the first I’ve done my full battery of tests in months. Calcium was down to 317 due to a clog in the doser’s feed line. That I believe is remedied now. Also the Magnesium was a little low so I added some liquid Magnesium to raise it. I have to retest both levels. I was a bit disheartened by the nitrate levels, considering I just changed the carbon in the reactor. I have yet to check out the flow rate of that so far. I am changing my feeding regimen as well. Instead of larger feedings every other day, I will now be feeding a single cube everyday. Hopefully it assists in lowering the nitrate numbers as well.
View July 30, 2019 15:48
Had to remove some GFO from the canister because it wasn't tumbling as it should be. Apparently I didn't measure correctly when filling it last week. Duh
View March 18, 2019 14:57
While doing the water change today I disposed of 10 more bristle worms. Baby ones this time. These are in addition to the 11 mature ones removed last week.
View March 8, 2019 11:55
Changed GFO and Carbon in the reactors today. 1st try with the BRS GFO.
View March 6, 2019 17:34
After a successful day yesterday and being too tired to complete my mission I continued today to do just that. I finally got around to changing out the GFO and Carbon in the reactors. That should help tremendously get my numbers (phosphate & nitrates) back in line. Especially considering that also today I worked on my doser and set up the alkalinity dispenser on a different channel (channel #2 wasn't dispensing), setting it as equal outputs as the calcium settings. After going to the trouble of setting up channel #3, I went back to #2 and discovered a clog in the dispensing tube. Oh well, live & learn. But it's now operational at least. I plan on running the gamut of tests to confirm my expectations midweek. Fingers crossed!
View January 6, 2019 14:35