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    Wimberley
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  1. Dogfish

    Tank - Sump Build 500 gal +

    It is open somewhat . Needs to get used to flow and light. As you can see I need to clean the sides.
  2. Dogfish

    Which LFS in San Antonio?

    I have been to both stores. Elegant Reef and (Salty Fish - Right off 35)
  3. Dogfish

    Tiny brown flatworms

    I have had 2 types of flat worms. The outbreak of red ones in my old tank I used flat worm exit and it worked. The new tank, I have red ones in my fuge and nothing will get rid of them. I have not tried a blue nudi. Once it eats them, it will starve with out more. I have 2 wrasses and so far the worms have not spread to the tank. I believe they need light to propagate. The white ones with forked tail appeared in the fuge for about a month then went away.
  4. Dogfish

    Coral problem, what do you think?

    The magnesium hovers between 1475 and 1500. The fuge light is a Viparspectra V300. www.viparspectra.com:.webloc
  5. x I have a problem. Water changes are helping (sorto of) 1 year old tank. 3ea 10% water changes in the past 3 days. Added a metal absorption packet this week. Noticed higher P and N, because of feeding the NPS. P went from .1 to .25 over 3 months and N went from 4 to 12 over the same period of time. I have reduced the P to back to .1 with GFO and stopped feeding so much to reduce the N. Timfish would prob ask; I have tried to syphon out a lot of junk in my fuge. It has ulva. I also cleaned the fuge glass. Also started on a carbon dosing thing to bring N down. All of this the last few days to help fix the issue. History: A month a go, bought a nem. I missed 1 weekly DT water change while I was treating it. I had a brief drop in alk. 9.0 to 8.7. Brought it back up over 2 weeks to 9.2 then back to 9.0 normal. When the nem was introduced to the tank it move to a mushroom covered shell and might have stung a few. They have now just about all disappeared on that shell. At the same time I increased my LEDs from 65% to 70% and upped the white a bit for the nem. I reduced it back to the old levels when things went south. To add another variable, I bought 2 toadstool leathers from another reefer. They had to be cut off rocks, so they were not happy. Dipped and added but that might have not killed off any bad unseen organisms. Changed out the carbon just incase warfare was going to happen. I also found some Red Sea part A and B and decided to dose it 1 time so see what would happen. Maybe not a good thing. About the same time the oak pollen appeared. When it rained my water tank turned a nice brown color (rain water supplied house) I dont mind the look in a water glass, but the smell is not pleasant. Like last year I added some bleach to my water tank (1ppm). This helped make it drinkable last year and sort of this year. Last year no effect on my coral. It goes thru 4 filters, next to last is a 20" carbon 0.5 micron before going into my 6 stage rodi unit. 2 weeks ago I noticed a problem with some of my coral. Things happen all at the same time. My urchin decided to run over my 18" colony of trumpets and most of the heads were either eaten or knocked off and are now floating around the tank. My other smaller trumpet colonies have lost their heads and I dont know why. Maybe it decided they taste great and ate them when i was not looking. It also ran over the top of my duncan colony 12 heads, and now its gone. Now for the real issue. My wall frogspawn dropped almost all of its guts, just a small amount remains. My 2 dendros lost all the heads.(3 months in tank) Sun coral is doing well.(added at the same time) My acan lost 2 heads and the remaining 4 are fair to Midland with the water changes. The nem is great. The other frogspawns I have are great. The leathers are doing well as well as one I have had for 9 months. I have mushrooms that are great and splitting. Torches are great. Bubble is growing. Chalice is growing. No increase in algae or cyano in the tank. So was it: Oak tannins in the oak pollen that effected my tank? Pathogens introduced from other corals? Coral war? Floating heads killing other corals? Drop in Alk for 1 week? All of the above? Some thing Im missing?
  6. Dogfish

    Found this on LR

    I think it is a rock arch mounting plug. You join two rock together with a rod between two if those. Or a sponge
  7. Dogfish

    Tank - Sump Build 500 gal +

    Yep They are laying on the bottom between some smaller rocks in the back . No flow. I tried tying them down. They just shrink up and the string comes loose. I dont really want to sew them on. Maybe some day i can turn that back lower mp60 back on
  8. Dogfish

    The Maroon Lagoon V2.0

    Ouch
  9. Dogfish

    Tank - Sump Build 500 gal +

    So the mag moved last night. Went the wrong way. Was a bit higher but away from the flow. So today with the light on it went the other way. It is now on the rock about even with where it was on the glass bowl. Hoping tomorrow it climbs a bit higher. Closer to the light and more flow. In plain sight from both sides of the tank.
  10. Dogfish

    Tank - Sump Build 500 gal +

    Anemone is now in the tank. Short video of its first day. 1 cycle of the sea swirl blowing over the top of it. If it does not move by tomorrow I will take it off the glass bowl and leave it there on the rock.
  11. Dogfish

    The Maroon Lagoon V2.0

    You can also run this TLF Metalsorb UHC Good luck sir
  12. Dogfish

    300 Gallon Disaster Reboot

    It drain into a 5 gallon container that I do empty, rather than have it go down the drain. I wiped off the front a bit so you can see the foam. Looks like its growing some green algae in the neck. Maybe hair algae or green coraline.
  13. Dogfish

    300 Gallon Disaster Reboot

    I guess after a year I should clean mine. When I have time........
  14. Dogfish

    Tank - Sump Build 500 gal +

    Its a Its a heteractis magnifica (ritteri) Looking pretty good after 48 hours. Didnt like being out of the water for the min or 2 it took to do a water change (its on meds) . But inflated right back. Its on the move now. It is half on the bowl and half on the tank bottom. I think it like being sideways because to the way the water flows over it. Trying to get those leathers to attach to rocks is not easy. I have them tied down with string. Both are still not happy. I cant do too much flow because they are not attached.
  15. Dogfish

    Rimless 240 build

    coral jacuzzi
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