var title = 'Irish Fish Forum Aaron\'s Blog Feed'; var url = 'http://irishfishforum.com/blog.php?page=&mode=&sid=3a5db0578d00b293a5adaf4632b909a4'; var site_url = 'http://irishfishforum.com'; var site_desc = 'Leinster Fish Keeping Society's Forum'; var time = 'Tue, 07 Apr 2020 14:28:21 +0100'; var data = new Array(); data[0] = new Array(); data[0]['title'] = 'Coral Crab?'; data[0]['url'] = 'http://irishfishforum.com/blog.php?u=5937&b=207&sid=3a5db0578d00b293a5adaf4632b909a4'; data[0]['url'] = 'http://irishfishforum.com/blog.php?u=5937&b=207&sid=3a5db0578d00b293a5adaf4632b909a4'; data[0]['username'] = 'Aaron'; data[0]['blog_id'] = '207'; data[0]['blog_message'] = '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.'; data[0]['blog_time'] = 'Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:17:20 +0000'; data[1] = new Array(); data[1]['title'] = 'Now for colour'; data[1]['url'] = 'http://irishfishforum.com/blog.php?u=5937&b=206&sid=3a5db0578d00b293a5adaf4632b909a4'; data[1]['url'] = 'http://irishfishforum.com/blog.php?u=5937&b=206&sid=3a5db0578d00b293a5adaf4632b909a4'; data[1]['username'] = 'Aaron'; data[1]['blog_id'] = '206'; data[1]['blog_message'] = '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...

[ Continued ]'; data[1]['blog_time'] = 'Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:25:02 +0000'; data[2] = new Array(); data[2]['title'] = '220ltr first marine tank'; data[2]['url'] = 'http://irishfishforum.com/blog.php?u=5937&b=205&sid=3a5db0578d00b293a5adaf4632b909a4'; data[2]['url'] = 'http://irishfishforum.com/blog.php?u=5937&b=205&sid=3a5db0578d00b293a5adaf4632b909a4'; data[2]['username'] = 'Aaron'; data[2]['blog_id'] = '205'; data[2]['blog_message'] = '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.'; data[2]['blog_time'] = 'Wed, 25 Jan 2017 20:42:17 +0000';