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Old 05-01-2022, 08:29 PM
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So, 2021 was seeing some good growth. Lots of healthy happy fish, and Trochus continued to multiply like crazy. Thanks to all those who came and bought some. Sometime during the beginning of the year the wife decided it was time to move to a new, larger house. Couldn't really argue that.







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Old 05-01-2022, 08:40 PM
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Larger house = larger tank.
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Old 05-01-2022, 08:43 PM
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Around the same time I started to notice a few aiptasia. Since we were moving and I had to tear the tank down anyway, I didn't bother doing anything about it. It soon got out of hand.



Needless to say, the aiptasia started stinging corals and fish. In my reluctance to do anything, I lost some livestock. Lesson learned. I began to remove the substrate to reduce the impact.



In the summer I started to pull things apart. I am lucky to have reefing friends to help me out. Dave J was gracious enough to care for my remaining livestock during the move. The tank was definitely nasty.




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Old 05-01-2022, 08:47 PM
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Yeah, you'd think that, but not in the plans. Lol
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Over the course of last year I also developed a massive aiptasia issue. Almost got out of the hobby due to them because I had no clue what to do or how to deal with them. Then I figured Id try something radical for fun. I had a jug of 35% hydrogen peroxide laying around that I use to treat algae in my pond. I decided to fill a needled syringe with it and inject the aiptasia with it. This was 100% effective and very satisfying. The aiptasia melt away from the inside out and liquify into water and oxygen. I did a few a day for a week and now they are all gone. If I ever see one again I just whip out the syringe and nuke it right away
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EPISODE III : Revenge Of The Upgrade

So we moved from PoCo to Maple Ridge in September of 2021. Brand new house, double the square footage, but no chance of having a fish room below the display tank as I wanted. Oh well, guess it'll wait for the retirement house. Honestly, I was getting quite tired of having blaring blue light flood the living room while trying to watch tv. So I made the decision to have the tank downstairs next to an unused washroom I can convert into a fish room.

All my stuff sat for a couple months while we unpacked and did a few quick renos to make our new home functional.







The new spot is the downstairs landing, right next to a washroom. Not enough room for a couch, but I can squeeze a chair or two in there.



Rich came over and sprayed the back of the tank black, because he just couldn't stand looking at it anymore.



Then started the task of putting everything back together.



And here's how she sits today. Guess I should have cleaned all the glass for the pic.



Major upgrades to follow. Convert the washroom into a fish room full of gear. Order a new sump from Concepts. Switch the current sump into a fuge. Build an electronics cabinet for all the electrical do-dabs. Automate water changes and dosing. We will see how far I get with all this.

Updates to follow, thanks for looking.
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Old 09-06-2022, 04:23 AM
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Finally got around to starting the fish room. Automated salt water mixing station. Waiting on a new sump from Concept, then I can begin the UV addition and electrical cabinet. Tank had been dealing with massive amounts of ulva algae in the spring and summer. Beat it with Vibrant, but caused some imbalance and now dealing with cyano. Cyano starting to recede in the last 2 weeks. A lot more work to be done, thanks for looking.



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Nice. Now you just need a TV next to the Brute so you have something to look at while bathing
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