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  1. Sascha D.

    SPS Pack - 10 Chunky Acro Frags!

    Awesome tank! I'd be a buyer if I could keep them alive ­čśŹ
  2. Sascha D.

    300 Gallon Disaster Reboot

    Let's see if I can get this guy to relocate! I'm going to start by pointing a powerhead into his hidey hole. That generally works for me. One time a Green BTA went all 80's hair band and loved the extra flow, but let's hope this guy doesn't go there. There's also a small chance he moves somewhere else I don't like. We'll see... Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using Tapatalk
  3. Sascha D.

    300 Gallon Disaster Reboot

    My Emperor Angelfish kept photobombing my pictures. What a prema donna! Green Fungia Plate looking pretty fluffy lately. It must be happy! It's too bad that I have to give him up, but my wrasses keep getting sand on my plates. ­čśú Got a good shot of the Christmas Wrasse. By "good" I mean it was the only picture that wasn't blurry. She almost never stops moving. Those Superman's are coloring back up nicely. I'm paring down my mushrooms/ricordea/rhodactus corals This pictured of a Red Lined Wrasse came out pretty dark. I don't have much light in the corners of the glass since the tank is so wide. I remember why I don't like anemones! This guy hasn't moved in over a year and then just started migrating. I thought it was passing through, but it's been there long enough to sting the devil out of my spiral. Atlantis Meteor Shower looking good tonight! I might fuse two rocks together and make a big colony of it. Golden Fleece Pavona is starting to look really nice. Encrusting pavona are somewhere rare and this one has great color. I need to mount it somewhere and watch it grow out. Demon Chalice. I bought this for $0.99 in an Ebay auction and it really hasn't done anything. In two years it's barely grown at all. I like the color combination though.
  4. Sascha D.

    In need of a coral babysitter.

    +1. The stress of moving is enough to deal with and you don't need the added anxiety. By now your timeline is pretty short. Maybe post it as a bulk buy? You could also trade them in and sell the credit.
  5. Sascha D.

    300 Gallon Disaster Reboot

    I'm not sure what your referring to specifically. I have a TDS meter that came with the RODI unit. It's either broken or not sensitive enough provide an accurate reading and I've been using a hand held TDS meter since the end of 2017.
  6. Sascha D.

    Drs. Foster and Smith 25% Coupon

    Haha, you guys think just like I do! I normally buy salt with these coupons but I already have enough to last the rest of the year! I decided to fill up on Vitachem, Selcon, and bought an automatic fish feeder. I'm glad ya'll got some use out of the coupon code.
  7. Sascha D.

    300 Gallon Disaster Reboot

    Talking to you hurts my bank account! I'm going to have to sell stock just to maintain this thing. ­čśé I don't think that big scrubber is in the budget right now. I need to figure out the lighting situation first. My 100g sump is already cryptic and I have a 13g section full to the top with random size pieces of LR. I ordered an Eheim feeder yesterday and I've already doubled the food that I'm feeding. I plan to feed 2 cubes a day and have the auto feeder feed 2-3x spectrum. The Nori sheet that I'm feeding used to last 20-30 minutes, but now it's gone in under 2 minutes. I'll have to feed seaweed 5x a week the addition of my last two tangs and probably double the amount. I plan to add 30 fish, so I got you beat there! I just need to get my hands on them first. I currently have 17 fish: One Spot Foxface (Siganus unimaculatus) - May 2016 Melanurus Wrasse (Halic´╗┐hoeres melanurus) - May 2016 Dusky Wrasse (Halichoere´╗┐s annularis) - January 2´╗┐01´╗┐7 Pink Smith Damselfish (Pomacentrus smithi) x2 - January 2017 Azure Damselfish (Chrysiptera hemicyanea) x2 - February 2017 (selling, but haven't caught yet) Red-Lined Wrasse (Halichoeres biocellatus) - March 20´╗┐17´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐ Springer's Damselfish (Chrysiptera springeri) x2 - April 2017 Emperor Angelfish´╗┐ - Africa (Pomacanthus imperator) - August 2017 Oscellaris Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris) x2 - November 2017 Yellow Tang - Hawaii (Zebrasoma flavescens) - December 2017 Yellow Eye Kole Tang (Ctenochaetus strigosus) - December 2017 Cleaner Wrasse (Labroides dimidiatus) - March 2018 Christmas Wrasse (Halichoeres claudia) - March 2018 I plan to add these before the year is out: Blonde Naso Tang (Naso elegans) Convict Tang (Acanthurus triostegus) Royal Gramma (Gramma loreto) x 1-3 Ignitis Anthias (Pseudanthias ignitus) or Bicolor Anthias (Pseudanthias bicolor) x 5-6 Lubbock's Fairy Wrassse (Cirrhilabrus lubbocki) x 3-5 Springer's Damselfish (Chrysiptera springeri) x 3 Yellow Wrasse (Halichoeres crysus) x 1-3
  8. Good Morning Everyone! I received a 25% off regular priced items coupon from DFS to share with you all. Hope you all have an easy Monday! https://colorreef.blogspot.com/2018/04/drs-foster-and-smith-coupon-exp-5118.html
  9. Sascha D.

    300 Gallon Disaster Reboot

    Man, what rotten luck! From what I've read, DD observes them for two weeks before selling. The problem is that marine velvet can take up to four weeks to show symptoms and some fish are carriers without being affected. I've been doing a four week observation method for about a year. I recently sold my Innovative Marine Nuvo Black because I was tired of topping off. I really need to replace it soon.
  10. Sascha D.

    300 Gallon Disaster Reboot

    Haha that figures! The only filtration that I'm using is BP and a protein skimmer. If I remove the reactor, then I may need to add it back when I hit my full stocking list. I'll start by doubling the feeding and see how it goes. I might need to add some CUC to take care of uneaten food.
  11. Sascha D.

    300 Gallon Disaster Reboot

    How many fish do you have? I used to feed more with the same set-up but I got a lot of GHA and cyano. Right now there's a considerable amount of algae on the sand, but that could be an imbalance between nitrates and phosphates. Do you think feed more or remove filtration?
  12. Sascha D.

    300 Gallon Disaster Reboot

    I'm running 1/4 cup bp in approximately 370g water volume. The output is roughly 40 ml per minute fed directly into the protein skimmer. 17 fish, all LE 3" except 1. I plan to add 5-10 more in the next two months. Feeding 1 cube of frozen, 1 pinch of spectrum, 0.5 ml Selcon, 0.5 ml Vitachem once daily. Feeding 1 scoop of Coral Frenzy twice weekly. Feeding 1 sheet of Nori three times weekly. 3-21-16 2-6-17 4-27-18
  13. Sascha D.

    300 Gallon Disaster Reboot

    The reef is doing well and rebounding nicely on most accounts. All of the SPS are thriving or on the way to recovery except the few Acropora that I've kept as tester pieces. Alkalinity has been stable over the last two months. It looks like the Biopellets have come online because Nitrates are testing at <5 ppm. Ammonia is still registering < 0.25 ppm and I'm estimating the color at about 0.15 ppm. I haven't added or changed any equipment over the last two months other than skimming relatively wet. I've been noticing an increase in film algae growth on both the sand and glass. No cyano or hair algae. Does anyone have any ideas? 7/1/16 2/4/18 4/27/18
  14. Sascha D.

    Blonde Naso Tang

    Naso Tangs are more timid than others and it can take a few days before they start to feel comfortable enough to eat mysis. IME it takes tangs 1-2 weeks of constant introduction before they eat from a clip. I've had faster success tying the greens to a rock, but make sure you remove it every night so it doesn't foul the water. I've never used garlic so I don't know if that helps or just makes the tank dirty.
  15. Sascha D.

    Next fish purchase - looking at Anthias

    Beautiful, but it's one of those fish that's best left in the ocean. Some fish are just too difficult to keep alive in captivity.