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Forum: Reef 10-19-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,451
Posted By asylumdown
A hard goodbye

To my saltwater friends:

After defining my identity around the keeping of things aquatic for the past... 8 years? The time has come to take a pause. Not say goodbye, just... take a pause.

For...
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade (Aquatics hardware related only) 10-19-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,623
Posted By asylumdown
sorry bud, between now and mid-november when my...

sorry bud, between now and mid-november when my house needs to be ready for sale I'm going to be working 13 hour days. The post office is not in my immediate future :cry:
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade (Aquatics hardware related only) 10-19-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,623
Posted By asylumdown
The insanely cheap equipment clear out sale (Calgary)

I'm officially out of saltwater, and unexpectedly moving to Ontario, so it's time to let go of the boxes of aquarium stuff I kept "just in case". Need these gone quickly, so prices reflect. No...
Forum: Reef 06-28-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,510
Posted By asylumdown
I'm surprised you've never had problems with you...

I'm surprised you've never had problems with you grass. There are parts of the Alberta and Saskatchewan grasslands that seasonally flood every year then dry out. Over long periods of time, this draw...
Forum: Reef 04-18-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,204
Posted By asylumdown
FWIW, I've recently gone through hell with alk...

FWIW, I've recently gone through hell with alk and calcium in my tank and I had issues very similar to what you were describing several times over the year that I wasn't adding my alk and calcium...
Forum: Tank Journal 04-12-2015, 02:57 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 54,682
Posted By asylumdown
Thanks Kien! I know I just posted a fts,...

Thanks Kien!

I know I just posted a fts, but I got a new app that corrects exposure and white balance in camera:
...
Forum: Reef 04-11-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,459
Posted By asylumdown
I know this is an old thread - but... it's a good...

I know this is an old thread - but... it's a good point to revisit occasionally. It is entirely possible to keep ich out of a tank. My tank has been ich free since November of 2012. No outbreaks, no...
Forum: Reef 04-11-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,957
Posted By asylumdown
I've never noticed the tank being any sparklier...

I've never noticed the tank being any sparklier after using it. Peroxide Loooooooves organics, but theres ALOT of organic material in a tank, probably so much that to noticeably decrease it in the...
Forum: Reef 04-11-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,025
Posted By asylumdown
I don't know, I've never had to dose this much...

I don't know, I've never had to dose this much before - but I've also never had a single tank for this long, or a tank this size, or this many corals either, so I don't really have a bench mark to...
Forum: Reef 04-11-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,957
Posted By asylumdown
H2O2 Dosing?

At this point I can say with pretty high confidence that hydrogen peroxide is both one of the most useful and safest tools in a reefers toolkit.

It's not completely without risk, but you have to...
Forum: Reef 04-11-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,025
Posted By asylumdown
WOOHOO! 900mL/day is the sweet spot. dKH up 0.06,...

WOOHOO! 900mL/day is the sweet spot. dKH up 0.06, which considering the margin of error on the hanna checker and the slight variances expected measuring 10 mL of solution and 1mL of reagent without a...
Forum: Reef 04-10-2015, 03:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,412
Posted By asylumdown
I'd try and track down a peacock mantis shrimp.

I'd try and track down a peacock mantis shrimp.
Forum: Reef 04-10-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,025
Posted By asylumdown
I've been testing my alk daily, my calcium every...

I've been testing my alk daily, my calcium every few days and magnesium once ever 7-10ish days. More because of the time it takes to do each test than anything.

Magnesium has been steady at 3x...
Forum: Reef 04-08-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,025
Posted By asylumdown
Also, I've been very concerned about the...

Also, I've been very concerned about the possibility of precipitation. But there's none. Not on any pumps, heaters, nothing. The amount in dosing right now can barely keep my dKH over 7 and my...
Forum: Reef 04-08-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,025
Posted By asylumdown
I didn't have space for a calcium reactor when I...

I didn't have space for a calcium reactor when I set up the tank, but if this is headed where it seems like, I'll be going through an entire $24 box of both tropic Marin's part A and B every 8 days....
Forum: Reef 04-08-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,025
Posted By asylumdown
Gah. Dkh fell another 0.89 in the last 24 hours....

Gah. Dkh fell another 0.89 in the last 24 hours. I don't think I'm being aggressive enough enough with my rate of increase. I jumped the rate by 120 mL/day and readjusted the level manually. It took...
Forum: Reef 04-08-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,823
Posted By asylumdown
It's probably not a well accepted theory, but...

It's probably not a well accepted theory, but cyano bacteria has a disproportionately high demand for iron, and they've evolved family specific pathways to harvest it from the environment called...
Forum: Reef 04-07-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,025
Posted By asylumdown
I used to use baking soda, but even when mixing...

I used to use baking soda, but even when mixing with DI water, I'd get this weird chalky precipitate at the bottom of the container. The tropic Marin stuff doesn't do that. It is expensive, however,...
Forum: Reef 04-07-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,025
Posted By asylumdown
Ugh, I'm ashamed to admit it. I was dosing...

Ugh, I'm ashamed to admit it. I was dosing unequal amounts of a 'balanced' supplement. I didn't realize just how unequal it had gotten, but by three weeks ago I was dosing almost exactly 2x the alk...
Forum: Reef 04-07-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,823
Posted By asylumdown
I struggled with Cyano almost constantly until I...

I struggled with Cyano almost constantly until I stopped using "regular" gfo. Are you using GFO?

But +1 to chemiclean. The stuff works wonders.
Forum: Reef 04-07-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,025
Posted By asylumdown
Alkalinity consumption rate

It turns out I've been dosing my two part chems all wrong for like the last year and a half. I'm an idiot, and it's probably responsible for a fair portion of the issues I've had (a coral killing...
Forum: Reef 04-05-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,638
Posted By asylumdown
I've been running Gen 1 radions since i set up...

I've been running Gen 1 radions since i set up this tank in mid 2012. I can second the statement that the diodes themselves might last all that time, but I promise you not even the "best" built...
Forum: Tank Journal 04-05-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 54,682
Posted By asylumdown
Slowly but surely the tank is getting back on...

Slowly but surely the tank is getting back on track:

http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g411/asylumdown/140B607D-8EF9-4CC9-8AEB-2665A965354C_zpsdi1p6kov.jpg...
Forum: Reef 04-05-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By asylumdown
Do you dose any kind of liquid carbon? Those...

Do you dose any kind of liquid carbon? Those bacterial mums build up a lot faster and thicker in carbon dosed tanks.
Forum: Reef 03-26-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,024
Posted By asylumdown
The instructions recommend something called the...

The instructions recommend something called the 'bomb' method, which is putting them in a bag with an air stone so that they're constantly surrounded by high flow and turbulent bubbles. People who...
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