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Badfish's Hand Built 45g Rimless Starphire Tank


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  1. #91
    Badfish - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimsflies View Post
    They look great! Paradise Coral or Reef Paradise?

    Ha, Reef Paradise. Good catch Jim-bo!
    It was our first time there, and wow what a great store! I like the size of it, just a few insanely stocked and well maintained tanks so you're not over whelmed trying to look through rows and rows of livestock, but it had one of the best coral selections I've seen. Also super friendly and knowledgeable staff.
    Last edited by Badfish; 03-28-2012 at 11:36 AM.

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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    Sweet additions BF!
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    Badfish - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    SPRING CLEANING!!! My tank has been experiencing a little algae bloom, luckily I haven't had to deal with it too much before so I'm not the best at IDing nuisance algae; I wasn't' sure if it's Dinoflagellates, Diatoms, or something else. Either way I was motived to take action now before it gets any worse.

    It started showing up about a month ago
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    The bubbles you can see in this shot are what scared me into thinking it might be Dinoflagellates
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    If you can ID it please let me know, right now I'm keeping my fingers crossed it's just brown algae.





    Here was my plan of attack:
    • Did a 20% Water change
    • Reduced feeding (I love feeding my corals... too much)
    • Cleaned out Carbon/GFO reactor and replaced with new media
    • Vacuumed visible algae from sand bed
    • Bought a few more snails (Nassarius & Turbos)
    • Cleaned out Kalk reactor and replaced with new media (I've read kalkwasser helps precipitate phosphate)
    • Moved most of my corals off of the sand bed to rocks (Too many corals cluttering up the sand was creating a lot of water flow dead spots)
    • Started running my Skimmer a little more "wet"
    All the Acans scattered in the sand were causing algae build up in between them
    210606 - Badfish's Hand Built 45g Rimless Starphire Tank
    Out of the sand, cleaned up, mounted to rocks and most importantly happy! I also did this with all of my polyp frags
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    I'm hoping that if I keep this up and stay on top of maintenance the problem will clear up soon.
    Here it is after the first cleaning
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    Whatever it is I treating it like it's the plague. Another round of substrate sucking night, all this playing around in the sand is making me feel like a Jawa.


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    That's right, I just made a Star Wars reference. 5 - Badfish's Hand Built 45g Rimless Starphire Tank

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    Best of luck with your battle!
    Hi my name is Larry and I'm a coral addict!

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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    May the force be with you my reefer friend!!!
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    Badfish - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Tanks you two!

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    You kill me, Pat!! Lol!

    GL with the battle!

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