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  1. Gig 'em @ NDstructible

    The Maroon Lagoon V2.0

    Well it seemed like my red dragon was on the mend, and as soon as I got back from Chicago it started RTNing. Did a water change, but that hasn’t changed anything apparently. Very random pattern of RTN too. 2018 has hibernation a frustrating year for my tank and acros [emoji58]
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    The Maroon Lagoon V2.0

    It was. It did a great job of killing off what was there, but I guess it didn’t completely eradicate it
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    The Maroon Lagoon V2.0

    My GHA has started to come back already. I left carbon offline for just shy of a month, but I guess that wasn’t long enough. I’ll likely be dosing again soon and starting the process over again. I have ulva in my tank and it’s not affected by Fluco at all, you could always use that as a form of nutrient export! [emoji23]
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    BPB'S 90 GALLON SPS DOMINANT

    Don’t worry, that’s what we would do too when we did well rehabs and had tanks of waste water full of acid. A couple boxes of baking soda here and there and once it stopped bubbling I would call it good enough for government work [emoji38][emoji12] But I do the same thing with vinegar, once the dissolving power diminishes I replace the solution with a fresh vinegar water bath.
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    The Maroon Lagoon V2.0

    Leaving town is always a nail biter. Hopefully you have a friend in town that can periodically check in on things who knows what to look for. I appreciate the words of encouragement! I hope if I don’t change anything for a while everything will recover and get back to full health. Please God, no more issues🤞
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    The Maroon Lagoon V2.0

    My tank continues to not make up its mind wether it’s happy or struggling. I had some RTN this past week losing 90% of my SSC and nearly a whole large branch of my red dragon. I can’t really explain the SSC, but the red dragon RTN coincided with my CaRX flow stopping while I was out of state and my alk dropped below 6. The RTN has slowed and maybe stopped now that the CaRX flow has restarted. On the other hand, coral colors continue to slowly improve. They haven’t returned to optimal coloration, but a slow and steady improvement is better than none or reversal.
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    The Maroon Lagoon V2.0

    Haha right? Glad someone noticed...
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    The Maroon Lagoon V2.0

    Freaking miracle drug! I’ve shut tanks down in the past out of frustration with GHA. I’m always going to have some Fluco on hand now going forward
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    The Maroon Lagoon V2.0

    I’ve felt hopeful about my tank for the first time this week in a long long time. The GHA is mostly gone now thanks to the Fluco treatment, and what a difference that has made on the health of my corals! I performed a large water change this week and it seemed like the next days the colors of my corals was noticeably better. Sponge growth is definitely starting to come back, my feather dusters are starting to pop back up again, and I’m starting to see mysid shrimp in the sump again. I’m hopeful the recovery will continue and corals that have laid dormant for half a year will start growing again. Fingers crossed! New sponge growth peaking through the dead sponge. A couple FTS:
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    Red flat worms - Flat worm exit

    Like Jolt and Ty said, I bet you there are some in the display, just doing a good job of hiding. If you want to completely rid the tank, dose the entire system. I've had better luck over dosing according to the directions and then blasting the rocks with flow to get them into the water column to suck out.
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    FarmerTy's 215 gallon - No Water Changes SPS Tank

    In a cage, yes. I wouldn’t intentionally let one out to roam and create havoc!
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    FarmerTy's 215 gallon - No Water Changes SPS Tank

    For an iPhone, that’s pretty good! The clarity is so good I could distinguish a pest in your tank. It looks like you have some aiptasia on the left side of the tank in the middle of the rock work. I hear lasers can help, but power heads are just as effective.
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    The Maroon Lagoon V2.0

    True! Just hoping it continues to work and won’t be an issue for a while 🤞
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    The Maroon Lagoon V2.0

    I don’t want to be too optimistic and jinx myself, but it seems like things are starting to turn around for the better. The hair algae is getting more thin, hasn’t been growing back where it usually does, and may be disappearing slowly. My sponge might also be starting to recover too. You can tell the dead sponge that is more washed out and transparent and what might be new sponge growth that is more tan color in the shadows there. Hopefully that’s a sign that the tank ecosystem is returning to normal And here are a couple of tank shots just for the heck of it
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    The Maroon Lagoon V2.0

    I have one tuxedo urchin, but I’ve never seen it graze on GHA. ☹️ maybe it does and I just don’t notice it.
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