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About PaulS.46122

  • Birthday 06/26/1981

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    10 Gallon Nano

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    Clean up crew questions

    My nano has 3 snails and two hermits. Sometimes I think that is too much. Like the others have said, I would go with 1/4 of what he has suggested and add more later if you feel like you need it. Easier to add, and remove unwanted ammonia and nitrite/nitrate issues due to die off.
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    NUVO Fusion 10 Nano build.

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    Additional hobby besides the tanks

    Nice! My daughter loves anything to do with astronomy, and over the past few years its really peaked my interest as well. I don't know much about astrophotography, but always enjoy the photos.
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    NUVO Fusion 10 Nano build.

    I've noticed that my corals have seemed happier/fluffier since using reef crystals two weeks ago. I've also noticed my alk and ca levels are not dropping like they were with the regular IO salt. Other than that, nothing has changed. The tank is on autopilot, and thriving.
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    April 2018 INDMAS Meeting

    Bummed I missed out on the meeting this month. I was called into work saturday morning and did not leave until around 6 that evening. :/
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    Water in the stand!

    Ugh sorry to see this.
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    NUVO Fusion 10 Nano build.

    Picked up a small box of Reef Crystals last week and planning on seeing what, if any effects it has on my tank over the next month of water changes. Currently use IO salt in my tank. If it has a positive effect on my tank I'm most likely going to make the switch to reef crystals. I've noticed a small dip in CA, MG, and Alk over a week period, and hoping to correct this with salt. I'm still trying to stay away from dosing if at all possible. Below I have posted my latest results over a week period, testing with salifert test kits. My belief is that all of my euphyllia are the culprits to the depletion of elements over that week period. My tank doesn't have much coraline, so corals are my next point of focus when trying to pinpoint this small issue. I have noticed some stalling of grown in some of my hammers, and a couple just look like they are hanging on. One hammer for instance just doesn't inflate as much as it once did in the same spot it is now. Could be something else, but I'm not going to throw everything at it at once, because that may just cause more issues. If I loose a coral or two, so be it. My acan's also just look blah (see photo below), and I'm not sure what the hell is going on with it. I removed it from the plug a couple weeks back and it just never looked the same. :/ Everything else is happy as a clam, the trumpets seem to sprout a new head weekly, same with my zoa's. I have to admit, as I get further into this hobby, the desire to remove some corals, and focus on others have crossed my mind multiple times. Is that crazy to think/say? I contacted the other salt mix suppliers in the business and no one had a small box/sample to try out, so that's why I'm going the RC route. In my opinion I'd love to see these brands offer something up to consumers to allow them to purchase and sample their product to see if it works with their system. To me its not cost effective to purchase a large supply of salt to try it out. If it has negative effects on my tank I'm stuck with said salt mix. Did my first waterchange with Reef Crystals Friday evening, I will update as soon as I find something out. 3-23-18 Temp 79.6 Salinity 1.026 PH 8.0 CA 450 Ak 8.6 Mg 1470 3-30-18 Temp 79.8 Salinity 1.026 PH 8.0 Calcium 420 Alk 8.3 MG 1380
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    NUVO Fusion 10 Nano build.

    Visited @BudmanSunday to do a little frag swapping. As always his stuff looks great and is healthy and colorful. Added these new frags to the nano.
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    New member... here’s my tank

    Nice setup! Would love to see more photos.
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    April 2018 INDMAS Meeting

    I need to look at our schedule, but I think my girls and I would like to attend.
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    Input help

    I renewed because I want to support my local reefing club. I’ve also made new friends and would love to meet more members in the future.
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    What did you get

    WOAH!!!! Mine was 25 bucks. 😂
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    What did you get

    I wanted to get one of those Lepto's. Which blasto from Cornbred are you looking at?
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    Build thread

    Looking good!
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    What did you get

    I let my daughter pick out the frags we bought this year. We did not get much, but I was happy with her selections. Picked up a frag of Cornbred Rainbow Infusion Paly's Bright/Neon Pink Blasto A multi Colony of Yellow and Orange no name zoa's (No Photo Yet) Wanted to get a Lepto and a rainbow acan, but missed out on a couple I had my eyes on because we missed the first few hours of the swap.