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  1. BobcatReefer

    Ashton's Waterbox 15

    In a tank that small, I would avoid GSP like the plague. It is bulletproof and will grow like the weed it is, so unless you put it on it's own little island*, it's only a matter of time before that entire rock structure is covered. *If you do make an island, I would suggest raising it up out of the sandbed and hovering it. GSP grows towards light, so it won't go underneath in the shade. If you leave a GSP rock on the sandbed, it will eventually grow out onto the sand as well. Welcome to ARC!
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    BBMarlin's 76G - Skimmerless SPS Reef

    I do, but it definitely got trimmed up and hasn't been growing much. But, that's because my tank refuses to grow any SPS. Seems happy enough, just never growing...
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    Dendro and Sun coral

    That froggy looking pretty good and sounds like it's growing a bit! I am *pretty sure* that fungus is local to the dendro only. Haven't seen any sign of it on any other euphylia. They aren't in direct flow, but just shaded a bit from the nearest powerhead.
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    Dendro and Sun coral

    I have dendros (I think...) and I certainly don't feed them everyday. I've actually cut back direct feeding quite a bit as my nutrient levels were out of control and had way too much algae. Mine haven't grown at all, but I also have some weird external issue going on - tough to see in this pic, but it's the darkness at the base of the coral. Seems like some parasite/algae that won't brush off and is attacking the exoskeletal part of the organism, but whatever harm it's doing, it's doing very slowly. corals: Here's my thread asking about the issue: http://www.austinreefclub.com/topic/39777-help-w-dendro-issue-please/
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    BBMarlin's 76G - Skimmerless SPS Reef

    That purple stylo is still going strong!
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    Fair enough on all accounts. My assumption on the vinegar vs coraline was that the vinegar is stronger (that's why we use it) and 1gal vs <1gram shouldn't use up much, chemically. Granted, I am not a chemist, and I only have 2 med, 1 sm powerhead.
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    Curious as to why you use fresh vinegar? I don't believe you are changing the chemical composition or "using up" the cleaning properties of the vinegar. I keep a small bucket of vinegar (1gal) for pretty much the same purpose - to dunk my powerheads in while cleaning. I keep the same bucket (sealed up) for probably 18-24 months before dumping and refilling w/ new vinegar.
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    300 Gallon Disaster Reboot

    Oh my goodness! Hate to hear that Sascha! 😥😥😥
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    Mag test readings

    Haven't dosed Ca since at all since a water change on 10/20:
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    The Maroon Lagoon V2.0

    Wow John - hate to see that happen to such a thriving tank. That pic shows SO much real estate, and you were literally jam packed last time I was over there. Glad it looks to be on the mend!
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    I got worms

    I am a fan of the manual removal, fully aware that there are 100 more in there I can't see. Don't care. Just like winning those small battles! Those small worms can grow into freakin' MONSTERS, and I'm just happier knowing I'm doing SOMETHING. Still, it's not much. Here are some beasts I found when I upgraded my tank and had the rock cycling:
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    Austin Boil Notice

    wow, really?!? I don't think I've ever seen my "before" TDS higher than 35-40. Just made a batch of new water last week, and that was directly after swapping out all RODI innards, including membrane, so I'm just going to leave it off for a while and not look to see what it's running currently.
  13. Every now and then they sell some frags on Facebook. I never got any orange out of mine (before I killed it) either - always just dark green.
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    Bobcat's 75gal First Reef Build

    Yup, I just haven't been able to find any chitons locally, and can't bring myself to spend for the shipping. Need to add a couple of Emeralds if I can find them, and a new Tuxedo as mine died a couple of months back.
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    Bobcat's 75gal First Reef Build

    Tried it and it did not even slow down the turf algae. Mind you, this isn't GHA at all - this is thick and well attached to the rock. Doesn't budge unless you grab hold and pull tough.