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04-02-2011, 09:29 PM
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Ammonia was still at 1.0 this morning so I did a 50% water change... I put in Instant Ocean BIO-Spora as well after the change. Also put in the new LED light from Wingo and it looks great.

My live rock had a lot of die off on them so I shook them around before draining out the 25 gallons to get rid of what I could.

Not as many fish died as I thought they were just hiding behind rocks. A couple of polyps opened up so far, let's see how it looks in the morning.
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04-05-2011, 12:49 PM
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For anyone still following, my params as of last night.

Ammonia .25
Nitrite 0
Natrate 5-10
PH 8.28
KH 12
Mag 1365
Calc 460
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220g DT, 120g refugium, 55g sump

Current stock
1x Magnificent Firefox
1x Powder Brown Tang
1x Yellow Tang
1x Blue Hippo Tang
1x Blonde Naso Tang
3x Spotbreast Angelfish (male/female harem)
2x Ocellaris Clown
2x Black Ocellaris Clown
1x Zebra Barred Dartfish
10x Green Chromis
2x Scarlet Skunk
1x Blood Shrimp

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04-05-2011, 03:45 PM
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How is the the live stock?
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04-05-2011, 03:58 PM
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Corals are not great, they haven't opened in over a week but they haven't died completely yet.

Lost most of my snails which I plan to start re-adding as soon my ammonia is back to 0.

I definitely lost 1 Cleaner Shrimp, the other might be hiding behind the rocks.

I lost a Flameback Angel, Chromis and Gold Head Sleeper Goby.

All my rocks are on the bottom from when I did the 50% water change... figured I would leave them since I got the stronger light now and I might need another big water change.

I like the LED light a lot... one feature I wish it had is to be dimmable, or to have an option to turn on/off only 5 or 6 blue LEDs to use as moon lights... right now it's sitting on top of the glass canopy, not sure if I should hang it above or not though.
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220g DT, 120g refugium, 55g sump

Current stock
1x Magnificent Firefox
1x Powder Brown Tang
1x Yellow Tang
1x Blue Hippo Tang
1x Blonde Naso Tang
3x Spotbreast Angelfish (male/female harem)
2x Ocellaris Clown
2x Black Ocellaris Clown
1x Zebra Barred Dartfish
10x Green Chromis
2x Scarlet Skunk
1x Blood Shrimp

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04-06-2011, 09:54 AM
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Ammonia is back down to 0, Nitrites are 0, Nitrates are at about 20. Going to do a water change tonight...
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Current stock
1x Magnificent Firefox
1x Powder Brown Tang
1x Yellow Tang
1x Blue Hippo Tang
1x Blonde Naso Tang
3x Spotbreast Angelfish (male/female harem)
2x Ocellaris Clown
2x Black Ocellaris Clown
1x Zebra Barred Dartfish
10x Green Chromis
2x Scarlet Skunk
1x Blood Shrimp

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04-06-2011, 11:07 AM
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You would be better off without the glass cover.
 
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04-06-2011, 11:20 AM
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You would be better off without the glass cover.
what's your reasoning behind?
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220g DT, 120g refugium, 55g sump

Current stock
1x Magnificent Firefox
1x Powder Brown Tang
1x Yellow Tang
1x Blue Hippo Tang
1x Blonde Naso Tang
3x Spotbreast Angelfish (male/female harem)
2x Ocellaris Clown
2x Black Ocellaris Clown
1x Zebra Barred Dartfish
10x Green Chromis
2x Scarlet Skunk
1x Blood Shrimp

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04-06-2011, 11:36 AM
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Allows for better oxygen exchange, and prevents heat buildup.
 
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04-06-2011, 11:41 AM
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Allows for better oxygen exchange, and prevents heat buildup.
temperature is ok for me with my chiller....

The back corner of my tank is uncovered so between that and the overflow, sump overflow, protein skimmer I'm ok on oxygen exchange... I asked about this before on here and generally no one thought it was a problem.

I had way too much evaporation without the cover on causing my salinity to swing a lot...
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220g DT, 120g refugium, 55g sump

Current stock
1x Magnificent Firefox
1x Powder Brown Tang
1x Yellow Tang
1x Blue Hippo Tang
1x Blonde Naso Tang
3x Spotbreast Angelfish (male/female harem)
2x Ocellaris Clown
2x Black Ocellaris Clown
1x Zebra Barred Dartfish
10x Green Chromis
2x Scarlet Skunk
1x Blood Shrimp

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04-06-2011, 11:56 AM
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I don't think salinity swings too much with evaporation. My 15g nano looses almost a liter of water a day, which I top off nightly. I believe livestock are much more forgiving for salinity swings.

Also, it just looks better
 

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