db75Reef's RS Reefer 350

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    Hello everyone,
    I own a 2 year old RS Reefer 350, but very poorly maintained (shame on me :() and now near total collapse (dying corals and massive white spot infestation for fishes).
    I finally decided to make right investments ($$$ and time) and try to revamp and bring it to a "dream tank" level (or at least as close possible). This thread will be my journey towards this goal.

    Lesson learned 1 - maintain equipment in great condition; After 1 year without maintenance, my skimmer was nearly useless. Spending an afternoon and a lot of vinegar, here it is :

    Bubble Magus Curve 7 - as nice as new :)

    Much more clean up to come
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    With all pumps cleaned as new I installed the new LED system and consider it as day 1 of my tank revamp :). Next will be water parameters

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    The very difficult question is - Should I continue with Red Sea Reef Care or with Aquaforest Probiotic ???
     
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    :rbwwelc:to RS !

    Beautiful tank ! Cheers for starting a tank thread & sharing !

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    The screen of my new Hanna Checker is broken - very difficult to distinguish between 1 and 7 for example

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    Great tank!
     
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    Thanks; I didnt took good care of it for last few months, but hope to get it back in shape soon
     
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    Things are starting to get better and better :)

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    Feeding reaction to Reef Energy

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    Cool pic !
     
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    Great pic - post BIG ones :dance:

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    haha... ok, I have plenty of them, but was afraid to not overkill the forum pages; bigger will be from now
     
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    Time for a new hanna I think :lol:
     
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    miracles happens every day... so my test seems to repair itself - now works just fine - that missing line of screen works. In my opinion is the way is placed in that plastic box - have to push the cover rather hard to close it, which is not good for lcds; but by keeping it outside the box, stress on screen is gone, so works again
     
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    With every day things are getting better and better :)

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    My anthias few days before ich wiped out most fishes in my tank; :banghead:

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    My yellow tang during the ich outbreak :wah: RIP
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    :( Sorry to hear/see that.
     
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    Already more than 2 weeks in my tank, eats from second day and looks happy.
    First copperband I ever saw with round belly :) and already take food from my hand. It is a small one, probably the smallest I saw ever in shops, but bought it because saw him eating;

    Feeding - always from water column (floating pieces)
    Day A - pieces of clams
    Day B - enriched brine (spirulina) + AquaForest FishV
    Day C - mysis

    Krill - too big for him, but try to byte them; Bloodworms - spill them out really fast and not interested. Dried, artificial food - no way

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