July 2014
Thu
10
Measured Temperature at 78 F
Measured Alkalinity at 7.0 dKH
Measured Salinity at 1.025 SG
Measured pH at 8.4 pH
Measured Calcium at 400 ppm
Wed
9
Changed 33 Gallons of water
  20%
20% water change. Sand thoroughly cleaned and glass algae removed. Alk is a little low. Water change will help that. Fish look great! I expect the green stars to recover in less than a week. I also think the mushrooms moved and a few died because of the sweeper tentacles of the brian coral.
June 2014
Mon
23
From Justin (Fishy Biz bi-weekly service):

20% water change, gravel vacuum, scrapped algae. I noticed that the ALK/DKH is a little low, so I may have you start dosing a little bit to make sure levels stay correct and those corrals remain happy and beautiful! Fish look great! ;)
Changed 33 Gallons of water
  20%
Measured Nitrate at 0.00 ppm
Measured Ammonia at 0.00 ppm
Measured Phosphate at 0.00 ppm
Measured Alkalinity at 7.5 dKH
Measured Nitrite at 0.00 ppm
Measured pH at 8.2 pH
Measured Calcium at 400 ppm
Measured Temperature at 78.2 F
Measured Salinity at 1.024 SG
Tue
10
Measured Temperature at 78.1 F
From Justin (Fishy Biz bi-weekly service):

20% water change. Calcium is on point! Keep using same calcium regimen. All looks good and healthy. Tank is starting to get more mature. Once we see larger pieces of coralline (purple) alge, we can start adding SPS corals.
Measured Phosphate at 0.00 ppm
Measured Ammonia at 0.00 ppm
Measured Ammonia at 0.00 ppm
Measured Nitrite at 0.00 ppm
Measured Nitrate at 0.00 ppm
Measured Calcium at 400 ppm
Measured Alkalinity at 9.5 dKH
Measured Salinity at 1.025 SG
Measured pH at 8.4 pH
Changed 33 Gallons of water
  20%
Measured Phosphate at 0.00 ppm
May 2014
Wed
28
The reef was in distress last week and mysteriously lost 3 small yellow tangs. The rest of the fish were infected with a white parasite. The large Black Sea Sailfin Tang allowed the cleaner shrimp to pick at her. I treated all feedings with garlic.

On 5/18 everyone started to rebound and as of 5/21 there was no visual appearance of the "crud". The recommendation from my experts is that the parasite can live in the sand bed for up to 2 weeks and infect new livestock.

So today, the reef is happy and healthy. I'm learning to enjoy the rare days when here are no issues on the Arizona Reef ;)
Changed 33 Gallons of water
  20%
Measured Phosphate at 0.00 ppm
Measured Ammonia at 0.00 ppm
Measured Nitrate at 0.00 ppm
Measured Nitrite at 0.00 ppm
Measured Calcium at 380 ppm
Measured pH at 8.4 pH
Measured Alkalinity at 9.5 dKH
Measured Salinity at 1.026 SG
Wed
14
Changed 33 Gallons of water
  20%
Tue
13
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