Well... event the best laid plans and systems can have disaster strike.
About a month ago my Ph went from 8.2 to 9.1 within a period of about 24 hours. The tank-up tube of my dosed had gone to the bottom of the sodium bicarbonate solution container, where it was putting undissolved material and "heavy water" into my system. Sloppy work by me -- I should have addressed the undissolved mix sooner.
I turned off the Ph doser for 8 days.... that's how long it took to return to normal. I was very fortunate: no fish loss, no acro loss, no LPS
loss, no softie loss. Strangely enough, only two montis were affected.
Here's the tank today -- a full shot and a few sections. No apparent loss at first:
But look at this ghastly pic.... a HUGE Idaho Grape colony, grown into two cool tiers:
And the green cap (about 13 inches across) took a beating... but recovering.
I am unsure if the Idaho could still recover. Really doubt it. I hate to remove all that structure --- it really is a lot of support for the rock work on that side of the tank!
I have plenty of thinks to place there: the orange cap, for example, is in a stupid location , propped up at the center right mound. And the Hollywood Stunner --- which is in the right corner with its bottom side facing out -- could get moved there too. I also have a have dozen acro frags that are getting too large for the frag rack.
But it still bums me out to lose something so suddenly that I grew from a quarter-sized frag.