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Coral Crab?
   14 Feb 2017 20:17
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   13 Feb 2017 11:25

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Coral Crab?

Permanent Linkby Aaron on 14 Feb 2017 20:17

Sitting by my tank late last night I noticed a small hitch hiker crab carefully stripping polops of some of my sps frags.

Its now an ex crab.

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Now for colour

Permanent Linkby Aaron on 13 Feb 2017 11:25

I have the dosing schedule for Calcium, Magnesium and Alkalinity running now. The phosphates were high (3ppm) so looked at the system to see how I could lower this. I noticed a couple of issues.

1. The refugieum needed a trim, the macro is growing well.

2. The bio pellet reactor had clumped and the biopellets were not tumbling. I checked all the valves and it was open full. I then tried removing the flow valve from the line (not needed if on full) and that was the extra movement needed to start tumbling again!

3. The sand bed needs a little more agitation (shallow sand bed) so I have introduced a blue cheeked goby and change the filter sock every couple of days.

I let this run for a week, did a 10% water change and the socks are good and filthy, skimmer working overtime for a few days and phosphate tests 0.3, 0.1, and now 0.

This has allowed me to think about improving the corals colouration, I have started the red sea colour supplements and energy supplement. I am three days in and...

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220ltr first marine tank

Permanent Linkby Aaron on 25 Jan 2017 21:42

This blog is going to follow my first marine set up. 220ltr currently with 50ltr sump/refugieum.


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Plenty to do. First sps corals are in, clean up crew being expanded and working on getting the dosing levels right.

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