Wait.....what was that? Saaaliinnityy?

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  1. Tafelsout

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    Hi everyone ☺

    I am new to this hobby (some FW experience). I am a not so new member - registered during October 2015, but I have not introduced myself yet. I was too busy checking water parameters :tt2: ,reading up on some of the amazing threads on the site :thumbup: and asking questions.

    I started my tank (nano) on 25 September 2015. I believe things have gone well - only lost 1 invertebrate since I started :banghead:

    Thanks for an amazing site and all the help provided to date - members and moderators have been exceptionally helpful, knowledgeable and friendly.
     
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    Hi...what tank do you have? Please post some photos :)
     
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    Tafelsout

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    Hey reefer ☺

    It is glass container that breaks my bank account :tt2: It started as a freshwater tank. Just bought bits and pieces to to convert the tank.

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    Very nice little tank you got going :)
    All the best and hope your tank continues to thrive!
     
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    officially hello and welcome.
     
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    Tafelsout

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    Hi everyone,

    Tank is doing well - running for 5 months now. Just lost some heads on my 1 torch :banghead: since my last post.

    Had to buy an additional LED unit to supplement my current lighting setup. I am running a Maxspect Razor 70w and a Zetlight ZA1201 unit. The addition unit was required due to a gift....... a rose bubble tip anemone. Been 2 weeks since I got it and it has not moved from its spot.

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    Looking good :thumbup:.
     
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    Congrats... Looks awesome
     
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    Looking awesome:001_cool:
     
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    Tafelsout

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    Hi all ☺

    Thought I would post an update. Tank is doing well.

    Recently I have been focused on water paramaters stability - split my daily dosages in 2. Dosing in morning and evenings now. Hope to see some results soon.

    Some of my zoa frags have started to grow on my rocks :slayer: The colour on my acropora frag seems to be returning very slowly - Seems to have a purple colouration. My birdsnest frag is also starting to colour up - some green returing to the polyps.

    Sorry for the bad pics, but I have no idea how to take pics under LED lights
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    Looking awesome! I'm also struggling with the darn pics under LEDs!
     
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    Hi all :)

    I thought I would quickly post an update on my acro. It is turning purple:

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    Update on my anemone after the split

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    Coming along nicely! :)
     
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    There has been some fast growth of the macro algae on the rock with the mushrooms...... and on my snail.

    My red mushroom has turned into 3. 2 tiny ones below it.

    Zoas and button polyps are growing fairly fast. Gsp might pose a problem down the line. The growth is phenomenal.
     
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    Hi all :)

    Thought I would give an update on my progression or regression..

    On 22 May there was a power outage for about 2 days in the area I live. My generator did not want to start. At 2100 that Sunday, I moved the tank to my girlfriend's house.

    I only lost 1 coral since then :banghead: Parameters are still stable and all my anemones and corals (excluding my torch) are still doing well :slayer:

    My torch coral seems to have some parasite infestation. I have been dipping the torch in Seachem reef dip - next dip will be tomorrow.

    Only other problem I am experiencing at the moment is algae. I have a bit of grape and bubble algae since the power outage :banghead: My macro algaes are growing like crazy at the moment. Will be trimming the blue ochtodes this weekend.

    Here is a pic of the tank at the momemt

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    Hi all,

    Been a long time since I have been online. Tank has been doing well for the most parts.

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    Pardon the aiptasia. I have learnt that it's best not to bother them :lol: they are clearly immune to aiptasia-x. Every time I try to nuke them, there are multiple ones popping up :banghead:

    Any feedback and suggestions are welcome :)

    Regards,
    Joe
     
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    They multiply because they mature. You need to nuke them before they reach maturity. That is 38days if i remember correctly
     
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    Thanks Dexter. I tried nuking them, but they really do seem immune to aiptasia-x. I swear even time I nuke one there are 3 or 4 new ones popping up close to the one I tried nuked. I have some ideas I found online I want to try:
    1 - boiling water on the smaller ones
    2 - lemon juice on the bugger ones. I'll need to make a small syphon to suck up anything excreted by them during this process
    3 - h2o2. I have not researched this enough though. Very sceptical about this method at the moment

    Some of the bigger ones are attached in holes in the rock and I just need to plug the holes with epoxy.
     
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    I use vinager and a syringe. Works well for me but i nuke them as soon as i see them. Alternatively you can try filefish
     
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