Teds 45 gallon mixed reef

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    Marinne13 Northern Reefer

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    Man you need some luck
     
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    If you lived closer I'd give you a colony of zoas that I don't want anymore and a few frogspawn/torch frags to help you get back up and going. Unfortunately, texas is one hell of a hike :(
     
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    I'd love some frogspawn frags lol... Ship me some Anthony. I only live like 2 states over :p
     
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    "It’s always darkest just before the dawn”
     
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    Haha, if you wanna wait a few months till I got a few extra heads on them, if you're willing to take a trip up here with a bucket and a heater, I'll hook you up with a few for free :). At that point they should each have about 6-8 heads so I wouldn't mind giving you a few of each. Also, at that point my zoa colonies will have expanded as well and I could give you some frags of them. I also have green and white star polyps and a gon that I'm nervous as hell to even attempt fragging lol. In a few months we'll talk more via private messages and if you're serious about coming up to get em, I got no probs hooking you up :)
     
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    Ted Living one day at a time

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    Ok....well a lot has changed in my life and my tanks life. I am in a stable relationship and have moved. So the tank made a move....good news is she loves fish keeping, bad news is the tank looks awful. I have a major hair algae issue, which is understandable. My old T5 light bit the dust so I went with a led Light I am not made of money so I went with the 36 to 48 inch Current USA orbit Marine. Should do fine for my tank because I dont want difficult corals. Tank and new light have been up and running for about three weeks. I brought as much water from the old location as possible and rinsed the heck out of the sand. I expected a minni cycle and got one. My one remaining fish is the purple dotty back...mean little shit attacks everything, only remaining corals are the frilly mushrooms that look like cotton balls...they are slowly recovering. My entire CUC was gone before the move. Added 3 mexican turbos. 4 Astra, 10 hermits about 5 days ago. Was talking to my LFS and he recommended 3 emerald crabs to help eat up the algae also started running chemi-pure elite to take care of the excess phosphates and silicates. So now I wait out the destruction of the hair algae as bad as these pictures look it is about a 40% improvement from a few days ago. I will do my best to keep up this thread and look forward to catching up with everyone again. 040.jpg 041.jpg 042.jpg 043.jpg 044.jpg 045.jpg
     
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    Glad to have you back lol. Are you running a sump on this set up? If so, check out some youtube videos on DIY Algae scrubbers. They are great for getting rid of excess phosphates.
     
    AnthonyTheNewbie, Nov 14, 2014
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    Hi ted! You and I are in the same boat, tank wise. You came oht od a bad relationship. I remember your troubles then. You had nowhere to go but up. :)
     
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    Ted Living one day at a time

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    Yes I have a sump with a protein skimmer rock rubble and chaeto, The tank stand is very narrow so space is limited. No room for reactors, I was thinking of a algae scrubber but cant figure out where to put it. I really dont want to have it in the display.

    Yes things have made a big turn for the better for me.
     
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    If you can spring for it, they sell a floating one that just sits in the sump (internally) and just floats across the top. Helps with sumps that have very little spare room
     
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    I know you'll have it whipped into shape in no time, Ted! Especially with help this time around.
     
    ErinCahir, Nov 15, 2014
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    Tank is looking really good now, the hair algae is almost completely 003.jpg 004.jpg 005.jpg 006.jpg gone.
     
    Ted, Nov 25, 2014
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    motorcyclereefer I am Graffiti Petey

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    That is a drastic change for good!
     
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    Ted Living one day at a time

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    It is pretty drastic, I so want to go on a coral spending spree but life gets in the way...
     
    Ted, Nov 25, 2014
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    motorcyclereefer I am Graffiti Petey

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    I didn't catch what you did to get rid of all the algae.
     
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    Ted Living one day at a time

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    I started running chemi-pure elite, replaced my clean up crew and got new cheato and new bulb in the fuge...
     
    Ted, Nov 26, 2014
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    That's more like it! One step at a time :)
     
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    Ted Living one day at a time

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    Thanks....I want more livestock....friggen Christmas though....
     
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    I know what you mean lol. My kids are gonna try and break me this year
     
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    Ted Living one day at a time

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    My biggest emerald crap playing on one of the power heads. 002.jpg
     
    Ted, Dec 6, 2014
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