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Old 03-11-2014, 06:26 AM
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One thing about this hobby(infatuation) is it always finds a way to throw a curve ball at you and leaves you wondering what the hell you got yourself into

On another note I love your tank I salivate every time I see pictures of it I can only hope to one day be in your league(shameless buttering you up)
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Old 03-11-2014, 01:51 PM
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Fast forward another couple of weeks and I finally made the time to sort out the tank. So back in January I had noticed that the water in my RO/DI reservoir had a slight odor to it. I dismissed it at the time because I thought that maybe the order was from the basement itself and not from the water. It was pretty faint. As time went on the oder got stronger. I checked my inline TDS meter and it said everything was okay (zero TDS). What finally clued me in was when my son said, "Daddy, why does the water smell?" after I cracked open a fresh bucket of RO/DI. He was right. It did smell. I guess I forgot about it and kinda got used to it. I checked my TDS meter again and it still said zero TDS. Well, that can't be right can it? I started to doubt this. So I pulled out my external hand held TDS meter. It said zero too. Well, the water must be okay. I kept using it, even though it smelled a bit funny. In hind sight, I really shouldn't have, but I trusted my instruments. Finally I broke down and got a new TDS meter. Sure enough the the new TDS meter read a very very non zero TDS value. FRAK!
My DI instructions say that an odor means the DI is fully depleted. They call it a "fishy" smell.
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On another note I love your tank I salivate every time I see pictures of it I can only hope to one day be in your league(shameless buttering you up)
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My DI instructions say that an odor means the DI is fully depleted. They call it a "fishy" smell.
Ya, I guess part of my problem was that I'm quite used to fishy smells around the house. But as I said, another lesson learned! I won't make that mistake a third time.
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Old 03-11-2014, 02:01 PM
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Well, your pics from a couple months ago sure look good! Hope it gets back to that, and even better soon. Want to see more pics again, then. And I envy anyone with a peninsula tank...
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Old 03-11-2014, 02:37 PM
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All things considered, it actually wasn't that bad. In other words, it could have been a lot worse. Thankfully no fish were lost, all my LPS and clams came out unscathed as well. Just my most delicate (ie expensive) SPS were hit, figures. But most importantly, I did not lose one single blue clove polyp, thank God !
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But most importantly, I did not lose one single blue clove polyp, thank God !
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Old 03-11-2014, 05:45 PM
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Wow those are some awesome pics!
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:19 PM
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sorry to hear about the slight trouble but the tank looks Great Kien.
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Jeepers, you wouldn't know by those pics that you'd lost any corals
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Keep up the good work Kien ! Your journal inspired me and I'm sure manny others to get serious about reefing .
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