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  1. slin1977

    slin1977 Member

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    So after the cooked reactor I managed to RTN two SPS- did a bit of a aquascape by adding two bags of aragalive today. Hope it does not affect the tank but here we go. IMG_0255.JPG IMG_0256.JPG IMG_0257.JPG
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  2. Wrangy

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    Diggin' the black sand :D

    Definitely looking fantastic man!!
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    Sure makes the colours pop!
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    loving the suffle around and the new pump!!!
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    Hey mate.
    What do you mean "cooked the reactor".
    Did you drop the PH too low?
    Tank still looks cool BTW.
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    Well the coral have taken on that pastel look - I would say due to the new gravel. Let's see how they go further.
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    Oh no!!!! We are having mass RTN - both Spath, lokani, and others. Likely due to adding that gravel!
    Shit happens , to the best of us at times.

    There is nothing I can do at this stage, the seed has been cast and I'll just have to wear it!!!

    Hindsight should've added a cup of gravel a day but the heavy hand of Nils.....

    I had a bare bottom tank with the Aitutaki reef and added this gravel , last time I did that I only had improvement...
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    What are you doing!? :( sorry to hear pieces have been lost man :(

    Hopefully it's all settled down though??
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    How's the damage mate? hopefully everythings calmed down and realised its not all bad!
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    Unfortunately it's not the case. Every single SPS RTN. Same goes for the LPS.
    Time to do a complete water change and spring clean I guess. Oh and restock the tank.
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    Oh fuck mate that's terrible news :(
    All from some damn sand! :rage
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    Fuck me !!
    Did the sand leach the black dye
    Or what happened
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    Are most of you from austrailia
    Hopeing to get some local knowlage on zoanthids in the wild
    Thanks for your time
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    :cry:dead:rage:dead:rage:cry:banghead:cry:cry

    Duuuuudddeeeeee :( please tell me the fish are all still going strong at least?????
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    Fish are good-
    Sakura sunrise are sulking and same with purple paly.
    One favia and micromussa left. The rest ..... all are dead. Lost the lot:cry:cry:cry:rage:rage:rage:(:(:(:banghead:banghead:banghead fuck!!!!!!!
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    Better get Christian onto the case then!
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    Hey mate how you finding the gyres and the ecotech pumps, i seen you changed up your pumps abit between the two styles, im currently about to order my pumps for my system. be interested in what you recommend... Also whats your flow rate about 70 times?
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    God i just read your tank journal from the start, not a very happy ending. all that progress wiped from a bag of sand.
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    Was chatting to a LFS and they had a recent case similar to mine. Perhaps there could have been ammonia spike.
    I should have put it in a bucket and tested it.

    To answer your pump question, I like the gyre but they are suited to a constant speed. I broke all the impellers by ramping up and down the speed. Hence changing to vortech.
    Vortech are not without issue either, I come home to hear my brand new quiet drive making a noise at least once a week. I switch it off and reposition and it's good to go again.
    Regarding flow I believe that you can get away with a little or a lot with SPS . It's unlikely that even 70 time is enough energy for the demand of SPS. I ran my gyres at 80 percent and the vortech on reef crest mode and I would still try to recreate more flow.

    So moving on to the next tank journey.... might strike it up today
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    Sweet yeah that's what i was thinking were they the maxpect gyre or one of the other brands on gyre?
    Also did you run a filter sock? i'm finding the more i read the more people with little sps don't use a filter sock but for sps dominant tanks a filter sock is a must

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