Today before the water change I changed all 3 cartridges in the RODI to bring the TDS back down to 0.
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...
Raised the lights to see how the corals reacted and attempt to lessen the green daily haze on the glass inside.
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. ;-)
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.
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.
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
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.
Changed GFO and Carbon in the reactors today. 1st try with the BRS GFO.
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!
January 6, 2019 14:35