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cmrun last won the day on December 11 2022

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    125G 20 yr Sailfin, 13 yr Bicolor angel, 11 yr., various other roommates 2 to 6 years.

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  1. I'm good for 10 (likely Candy Canes, possibly some others).
  2. I'll be there all day to help. Set up and shut down preferred if I am selling frags. BTW Shirt size "L"
  3. How does the turf scrubber work for you? Are you seeing a lot of algae growth in the scrubber and are you then harvesting that algae with any frequency? You may want to "find" that star fish as its demise might be part of that rise in nitrates. I agree with SilentKnight you may want to consider some form of bacterial additive and get into a regular schedule with filter cleaning. I still occasional use Bactiv on my 20+ year old system and there are other bacteria additives in the market that are good. Also, I see you have a fairly deep sand bed. Many people like and advocate for that type of system however, given past neglect, you may want to "vacuum" a section of the bed with each water change. Maybe 20% of the sand with each water change. (just a guess but do it small stages). Before I began with corals 5 years ago, and just had a fish and live rock tank, my nitrates also ran very high. It never seemed to bother my fish, but algae grew like crazy. Keeping up the water changes will help (they certainly helped me)! It will just take more time, be patient. You may find in the future that more changes to your system are needed depending on what you are wanting to achieve. You should come to our monthly meeting, its mostly experienced reef keepers socializing and having fun. Usually there is an educational topic, but meeting the group you will find they are happy to help you. You'll also see some really nice reefs and learn how the host of the month is running their system.
  4. Just an update, but I will be bringing Li Smokies.
  5. Well Done! Always more time consuming and nerve wracking then you think it will be initially. I've moved mine now three times without incident.
  6. Always a really fun meeting to attend, I will be there! Hmmm, I'll have to figure out the food item, but will participate in the gift exchange.
  7. Unfortunately, I will not be able to make this meeting.
  8. Looking forward to meeting some of the new members. Trust me you'll be impressed with this system (and the hosts!).
  9. Im sure there are others that can make it, let Luis know if you'll be there so he can have a feel for the number attending. Thanks!
  10. Connie and I will make the meeting (another family obligation earlier so I can't make the field trip). Looking forward to seeing everyone at Gonzo's!
  11. cmrun

    New video!

    Nice trumpet corals!
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