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  1. Today was a wash for testing. Going to give everything the old college try right now.
  2. That's good to hear, it just felt like it was a large jump. So I am using a doser, and I was dosing just a small amount of ESV 2 part with it each day, pretty much about 5ml of each solution. I believe you're right, especially with all the other acro's looking great. I've noticed a lot of hermits on it, and I'm wondering if it's because I feed very close to it, and they are grabbing the food from the polyps. I also have an anemone that might be stinging it every so often. I'm not worried about the birdsnest itself, but for everything else! I'm doing testing today! That's pretty dang low. I didn't think about that.
  3. Welcome! That 75 gallon looks like you had a nice mixed reef prior!
  4. Neat. I need to go ahead and do something like that in my closet and waterproof the bottom. Right now it's a mix of fish stuff and beer fermentation. Problem is, in Arlington, my Condo was built in the early 40's, so it's all plaster and lathe. In order to get cable/internet into all the garden style units, they start in mine drilled through the basement. Funny thing is though, I unplug my coax, and everybody else loses internet/TV, lol. Point is, I'd have to weatherproof that hole or something, I dunno.
  5. It should be, it get's dosed with the 2 part, but maybe I should do the range of tests just to see how everything is sitting. Here's the thing, it was steady for months, and then just the uptick. I was testing daily, then jumped back to testing once a week. It's almost like if you give everything a little more "juice" it'll take it up.
  6. Couple changes since my last photos. I did remove the GSP. That's been a relief. The coraline is already taking to the floor under where it once lay. I did get a baby purple tang to replace the yellow. Moved the yellow into the frag tank this morning, was promptly eating by the carpet anemone in less than 2 minutes. Lesson learned (the hard way.) I guess if I had really bothered, I could have moved the frag rack out.
  7. I will test again in 2 hours, but it looks like I'm back to 8.81dKH again. I should check my calcium, I've not done that in a few months.
  8. I guess. I've just had everything sitting comfy for so long at the same around 8 for so long, and then just BAM. You would think that the consumption was higher, wouldn't you?! I've been keeping track of my alk, and 5ml a day is getting the job done for the past few months. It used to be almost 15, but then I had a clam die and it dropped down to almost nothing. That's why I'm asking, it's like it just came out of nowhere, and I want to make sure I'm not over reacting. I'm not worried about the precipitation, my doser doses an hour apart from each other. Guess I'm finally joining the ranks of the mature tanks.
  9. Hey WAMAS! I noticed my birdsnest polyps retreating, but everything else seems fine. I've always known birdsnest to be the canary in the coalmine, so to speak, so I started testing daily again instead of weekly. 2/27 - 3:00pm - 7.93dKH 3/5 - 3:00pm - 7.99dKH 3/11 - 3:00pm - 8.7dKH 3/15 - 3:00pm - 7.71dKH 3/16 - noon - 7.49dKH I added enough manually to bring it up, and started dosing 10ml of 2 part instead of 5ml of 2 part. 3/17 - Noon 8.81dKH 3/18 - 7:00pm -7.88 dKH It would appear with the upped amount of solution, I'm consuming close to 1 dKH daily now? Should I up my dosing a bit, or should I let it ride? I have noticed a visible amount of growth on my SPS as well as coraline over the past few weeks, so it's possible the tank is starting to consume more.
  10. I thought you traded your SD for some PB, problem solved!
  11. You going to make me say it? Looks like Pink Boobies Chalice. No. I did not make that up.
  12. This is super concise and helpful! Thanks for taking the time to detail all this up. A lot of threads on shipping that pop up are from the early 2000's, just last week I was wondering why some of this information hasn't been updated! Kudos to you for taking the time!
  13. No issues for the 1 year + I’ve been running it! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I’m running about the same water volume, the reef octopus 110 int has been my favorite skimmer yet. Disks in perfect, and is a poo slinging workhorse Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Omg omg omg! Are you going to keep the 12 and just hook up to a giant sump?! Please say yes! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Jawfish? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. If I had a house, I'd run it into the washer. Or into a water barrel outside for plants/yard.
  18. Check your magnets on that frag rack. I had the exact same piece of garbage rack and the inside magnets were rusting on the back.
  19. Very cool! Are you in DC, hence the capitol reference?
  20. Looking forward to rocking a WAMAS shirt.
  21. I will add that I am running a rimless nano right now, and a rimless frag tank, and I don't have salt creep/splashing issues that everybody else seems to. I also have a high grade stand that I had built based specifically for the tank and sump dimensions. The only downside you might want to consider is I think the rimless tanks are super clean looking, and it's easy to clutter them up with other equipment that doesn't really match. For example, using a light that has legs that rest on the tank instead of using a clean hanging kit. Or having a bunch of big clunky pumps all over like jebao instead of a lower profile vortech style. And then the part that irks me the most, is LIDS on rimless tanks. What's the point?!
  22. Thanks, Milton. It's documented back towards the beginning, but the long and short of it is, I didn't want equipment on any end of the tank but the back wall. This was on account of it being a peninsula tank. When I had sand, it was pushing the sand from the middle off the front glass, and bunching it up in the middle. The result was a sand dune that came all the way to the top of the ledge in the middle of the tank, as well as no sand in the front portion of the tank, and then a flat almost no flow sand in the back of the tank. Now I can blast flow from the back and I don't have to worry about what happens to anything getting covered!
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