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Old 02-19-2015, 05:11 PM
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Nice job overall...
Sorry to read about your Yellow Tail going MIA
Where did you source the wiring duct or trough for your sump?
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Old 02-19-2015, 05:27 PM
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Call off the search and rescue, it has been discovered this morning. 😃
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Old 02-19-2015, 05:29 PM
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Nice job overall...
Sorry to read about your Yellow Tail going MIA
Where did you source the wiring duct or trough for your sump?
The product is called Panduit and I got mine from Torbram Electrical Supply in PoCo, but any good electrical supply house should carry it. I even think Home De Pot has something similar.

...and on a lighter note, the yellow tail was spotted this morning alive and well, lol.
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Call off the search and rescue, it has been discovered this morning. 😃


Lol, I was worried for a while there, honest!
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Thanks for the info on the duct.
Isn't it amazing how fish can hide in such a controlled environment?
Glad that SAR costs will be kept at a minimum
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Old 02-21-2015, 05:56 AM
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Day 35.

Just finished testing,

Ammonia : 0 API
Salinity : 1.025 Refractometer : 35.5 Apex
Phosphate : 0 Salifert
Nitrite : 0 Salifert
Nitrate : 2 ppm Salifert
Alk : 6.2 Salifert
pH : 8.11 - 8.22 Apex
Temp : 77.8 - 78.1 Apex

Numbers look great except for Alk, need to start dosing.

Found the Yellow Tail, seems he dug himself a cave under the rocks and never shows himself, lol.

So what's next? Add more fish? Start adding a CuC? What CuC members are recommended? Rich mentioned Trocus snails, am I ready for a cleaner shrimp or other inverts?

Going to hold off on corals until the frag swap. Picked up some Coral Rx and Revive today in preparation. Guess I should get some new clean plugs as well as coral glue.

First w/c coming up next weekend. Not looking forward to that! Trying to keep the glass clean.

Diatoms everywhere! Water starting to cloud as well. Running 300ml ZeoCarb passively.

$20 to the first person who can spot the Damsel!

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Lol didn't I read somewhere the damsel died. Soubds like your making progress
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Old 02-21-2015, 06:23 AM
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Lol didn't I read somewhere the damsel died. Soubds like your making progress
Yes, that Amber Alert was cancelled, lol.
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Yes, that Amber Alert was cancelled, lol.
Missing child was found, he was hiding in the barn as a joke.
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Old 02-23-2015, 07:10 AM
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Yellow Tail continues to be a jerk. Hiding all the time and not being social at all.

Water is starting to cloud up. I suspect excess bacteria, but I'm not 100% on that. All parameters are good except Alk at 6.2 (this will be dealt with shortly).

Looked around for a used UV unit and found one from Barry (byee). We met up earlier today and it was a pleasure to talk with him. I am finding everyone I meet from Canreef to be very friendly, passionate hobbyists! Thanks again Barry!

UV gets a good vinegar bath for a few hours while the Oscars were on.



...and then the little germ killer gets installed.



Just running it off a Rio 600 for now. I plan to add a manifold system in the future for the UV and a chiller. I will deal with the UV's wires tomorrow.



Thought I would give the WiFi unit another try on the Apex. First time I hooked it up it didn't work at all, and it even changed the IP of the Apex.
Took hours to figure it out and get the Apex hooked back up with the Ethernet cable. I put the WiFi aside to deal with it later.
Well, later has come. The wife was complaining about the 50 feet of Ethernet cable strung across the house, so I thought I'd give it another go.
I plugged it in quickly on a whim and it seems to just have worked. Don't ask me how... I suspect Gremlins.

It will eventually be mounted to the side of the cabinet after the countertop is done.



Here's a couple of pics of what I thought were diatoms... but now I'm not too sure. I am starting to suspect I've over dosed ZeoVit.
I've followed the dosing schedule to the letter, so it's all very confusing. It's literally everywhere there is light cast, including the glass. If anyone has any ideas I'd appreciate it!

With flash.



Without flash.

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