December 2013
Fri
13
Needed to check my parameters. Chemistry looks wonderful. Corals look horrible! Not sure of what is happening. Trace elements perhaps? I think I am going to do 5% water changes for the next 5-7 days to see if I have improvement. Any suggestions are welcome!
Needed to check my parameters. Chemistry looks wonderful. Corals look horrible! Not sure of what is happening. Trace elements perhaps? I think I am going to do 5% water changes for the next 5-7 days to see if I have improvement. Any suggestions are welcome!
Measured Calcium at 440 ppm
Measured Phosphate at 0.00 ppm
Measured Alkalinity at 4 meqL
Measured Nitrate at 0.00 ppm
Measured Ammonia at 0.00 ppm
Measured pH at 8.0 pH
Measured Salinity at 1.025 SG
Measured Temperature at 74.5 F
November 2013
Fri
8
Replaced Cheato grow bulb on refugium,
Replaced GFO
Cleaned Intake Sock
Replaced Carbon
Measured Temperature at 76 F
Cleaned Mechanical Filters
Measured Nitrate at 0.00 ppm
It's been about 2 months since I've tested parameters and done a partial water change. Shame on me! However, my tank has obviously matured and stabilized very nicely. Dosing seems appropriate and my nitrate and phosphate levels are good. Just a slight elevation in phosphate because I have been a couple of months since changing GFO.
Changed 5 Gallons of water
  5.6%
Measured Phosphate at 0.02 ppm
Measured Salinity at 1.025 SG
Measured TDS at 0.00 ppm
Measured pH at 7.93 pH
Measured Magnesium at 1440 ppm
Measured Calcium at 465 ppm
Measured Alkalinity at 4 meqL
October 2013
Fri
25
I have not checked anything other than pH and salinity for weeks! I am not losing sleep as all biological indicators are giving me a thumbs up! My corals seem to be growing better using the maximum color profile on the ecotec light at 40% than they do on the maximum coral growth profile. I do need to find the time to change my carbon and GFO though.
chronzz ‐ awesome
Dosed 2 drops of Brightwell Aquatics Lugol's Solution
Dosed 7 ml of Brightwell Aquatics Ferrion
Dosed 7 ml of Brightwell Aquatics Potassion
September 2013
Sun
29
Cleaned Intake Sock
Dosed 7 ml of Brightwell Aquatics Ferrion
Dosed 7 ml of Brightwell Aquatics Potassion
Dosed 2 drops of Brightwell Aquatics Lugol's Solution
Fri
20
My Sea Hare died today......
Cleaned Intake Sock
Mon
16
Configured auto dosing
4 ml of Red Sea Reef Energy B 1 times per day, 4 ml every 24 hours
Configured auto dosing
4 ml of Red Sea Reef Energy A 1 times per day, 4 ml every 24 hours
Wow....almost like magic my colors are re-emerging as a result of adding trace Elements I, K, and Fe. They must have been needed. I will test levels next weekend. Started dosing NOPOX again but this time only 2.2ml/day. The Sea Hare continues to graze on what little algae is left. The new plate coral is awesome! It loves to eat. I am afraid it is too big for my tank however. It is moving slightly up the side. I would need to remove a piece of my live rock to give it more room. I do not desire to do this.
Dosed 2 drops of Brightwell Aquatics Lugol's Solution
Dosed 7 ml of Brightwell Aquatics Ferrion
Dosed 7 ml of Brightwell Aquatics Potassion
Cleaned Intake Sock
Sat
14
Dosed 7 ml of Brightwell Aquatics Potassion
Dosed 7 ml of Brightwell Aquatics Ferrion
Dosed 2 drops of Brightwell Aquatics Lugol's Solution
Cleaned Intake Sock
Configured auto dosing
2.2 ml of Red Sea Nopox 2 times per day, 1.1 ml every 12 hours