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    No, the reason for the ban is because I bought too many corals! I'm signing up for a 12 step program, do you know any for corals?
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    re: Cat's Frag Tank

    Has the ban been lifted yet?

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    I cheated a bit today and got a Kenya from Luckyreefer123. I am sooo bad!
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    45 lbs of Bali/aquacultured rock
    Tunze 9002 with StevieT Media Rack
    MP10 ES
    RSM 250- Set up and housing coral frags.
    28g JBJ Nano HQI Office tank

    29h Nem Tank

    25g Frag Tank- waiting for a LED light!
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    Okay, this is a bad day for the tank. I turned on the light and immediately spotted a small spot of cyno on the sandbed under the return. I looked in back and my refugium was full of it.
    I pulled the plug and took the refugium off the tank and immediately did a w/c and started a HOB filter with carbon and phosban. I decided it wasn't enough so I filled my reactor with carbon and hooked it up too.
    I really didn't have enough sand in the fuge and left the light on too long maybe.

    On a positive note, I picked up my 2 spot hogfish and Royal Gamma today. The Royal Gamma is pretty big and is hiding all the time. The hogfish is not bashful and is already causing problems. He's covering my Monti frags that are on the bottom with sand! Pics to come when they both get bolder.
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    RSM 130D
    45 lbs of Bali/aquacultured rock
    Tunze 9002 with StevieT Media Rack
    MP10 ES
    RSM 250- Set up and housing coral frags.
    28g JBJ Nano HQI Office tank

    29h Nem Tank

    25g Frag Tank- waiting for a LED light!
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    re: Cat's Frag Tank

    Don't let the Kenya take over - it can grow like a weed, dropping branches that attach all over the place - self fragging LOL! I had the same problem with an HOB fuge I had once, as well as a sump/refugium in the cabinet - lots of cyano and HA taking over and covering the chaeto. If I ever tried another fuge I'd add no substrate to it - I think that's what caused my problems with the substrate trapping detritis. Looking forward to pictures of the new fish!
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    There is a coral farm here that uses no sand except for the trays with clams and their system is amazing.

    I need to figure out how to configure my fuge when I get it set up....to sand or not to sand...that is the question lol.

    Hope the cyano is a quick fix!
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    I got the little bit of cyno out. There's none in the tank now. Hopefully, no more will develop. I put a rock in my tank so the fish could hide. I thought it was important to keep the stress level down. It may have started a mini cycle.
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    RSM 130D
    45 lbs of Bali/aquacultured rock
    Tunze 9002 with StevieT Media Rack
    MP10 ES
    RSM 250- Set up and housing coral frags.
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    re: Cat's Frag Tank

    When I started my fuge I put in dry sand and dry rocks and it got all kinds of cyno but it never effected the DT and now it's nice and clean - it just went through it's own cycle and now it clean and full of pods.

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    I'm done with the Fuge! I'm using a power filter with carbon and Phosban and my BRS reactor with carbon for right now. I really like the reactor. I have a friend that's got a bad issue with algae and I'm thinking about buying one for that tank!
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    RSM 130D
    45 lbs of Bali/aquacultured rock
    Tunze 9002 with StevieT Media Rack
    MP10 ES
    RSM 250- Set up and housing coral frags.
    28g JBJ Nano HQI Office tank

    29h Nem Tank

    25g Frag Tank- waiting for a LED light!
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    27g Sump
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    re: Cat's Frag Tank

    Hi cat im taging along looking good at least the visable part LOL

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    Cool, thanks yankieman!
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    RSM 130D
    45 lbs of Bali/aquacultured rock
    Tunze 9002 with StevieT Media Rack
    MP10 ES
    RSM 250- Set up and housing coral frags.
    28g JBJ Nano HQI Office tank

    29h Nem Tank

    25g Frag Tank- waiting for a LED light!
    GHL Profilux Reefers Pack
    27g Sump
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    Okay, I posted the really poor health of my Maxi Mini nem. I really can't see how he's going to recover at this point, his foot seems to be desintegrating. It's white and he's all curled up. I feel really bad that I can't help him and don't know if he was damaged before he was shipped or knocked around badly (he was loose in a small plastic bag). Either way, he's not getting better but he's still alive because he still moves if I touch him. Here is a pic of him yesterday (the day after I got him with the spot of white on him) and another pic of him today. The green color on him may have gotten darker. The guy at my LFS said it's really hard to kill them so who knows?




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    http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e3...gelmouse-3.jpg

    RSM 130D
    45 lbs of Bali/aquacultured rock
    Tunze 9002 with StevieT Media Rack
    MP10 ES
    RSM 250- Set up and housing coral frags.
    28g JBJ Nano HQI Office tank

    29h Nem Tank

    25g Frag Tank- waiting for a LED light!
    GHL Profilux Reefers Pack
    27g Sump
    CMAS Member



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    re: Cat's Frag Tank

    Tonight I'm going to attempt to install my ATO finally. I bought it for the RSM a few months ago and never used it. There's no hood and I'm using a fan on the frag tank, so the evaporation is unbelievable. I need a larger container, but for now, I'll just use a 5g bucket. I'll update tomorrow if I get it installed.
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    http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e3...gelmouse-3.jpg

    RSM 130D
    45 lbs of Bali/aquacultured rock
    Tunze 9002 with StevieT Media Rack
    MP10 ES
    RSM 250- Set up and housing coral frags.
    28g JBJ Nano HQI Office tank

    29h Nem Tank

    25g Frag Tank- waiting for a LED light!
    GHL Profilux Reefers Pack
    27g Sump
    CMAS Member



    I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
    -Maya Angelou

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    Cat - I'd seen your other thread on the anemone, but can't offer any advice other than wait & see. Hopefully it will be OK.
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    Yeah, keep us updated on the nem! And good luck with that ATO!

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