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  1. Gig 'em @ NDstructible

    The Maroon Lagoon V2.0

    No, I just went for it. My logic was if I lost a bunch, that just opens real estate for new and better frags.
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    The Maroon Lagoon V2.0

    I broke down and couldn’t take this slow mysterious death any longer. I drained the tank, dipped all the corals in witches hazel, Lugols, and potassium chloride. Then I ripped out all the palys and algae I could find, stirred up the sand bed, and replaced 100% of the water. I expect some coral losses, but if it resolves my phantom issue, it’s a cost I’m willing to pay. Ready to tear everything out and start dipping 9 hours later, rocks, corals, and fish are back in.
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    Hardy SPS and Zoas/Palys Colonies or Frags

    I have some nice big green slimer frags available if you're interested. Also several types of montis.
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    The Maroon Lagoon V2.0

    I don’t know which scenario is more desirable to be honest
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    The Maroon Lagoon V2.0

    I guess I have a vacation curse, because every time I take a vacation some disaster befalls my tank. Last year there was a power outage while I was gone and following that I lost several thousand in SPS and my coral health never really rebounded to what it was pre-trip. This year an anemone somehow found its way out of its cage and into a powerhead within days of me leaving. This anemone was in a cage for months and somehow got out within a couple days of me leaving the country? Really?! I leave town for work every other week and something like this happens when my wife and I are on the other side of the world?! [emoji36]Luckily an extremely good friend and reliable hobbyist in my neighborhood was available to perform an emergency water change and removed some dead fish. From my count I only have 3 fish left in the tank and I used to have over 20. I returned home last night and was too tired to perform water tests, but without my grazing fish anymore, ulva exploded. I tore out what was growing near the surface of the tank and it was pretty substantial. Probably going to tear everything out and re-aquascape while I’m essentially fishless. [emoji58]
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    Red Sea diving & snorkeling

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    Red Sea diving & snorkeling

    Photos from my recent diving and snorkeling trip in Hurghada, Egypt.
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    The Maroon Lagoon V2.0

    My alk is still very low and I’m trying to bring it up, but it seems to keep dropping. Corals appear happier now that I’ve performed a couple of water changes. Colors looking good too. Left is Vivid Solar Flare and right is ASD Rainbow Mille Front is Oregon Tort, behind it is RCA Baton Rouge, right is Arctic Aspera Left is RRC Pink Cadillac, to the right is Pink Floyd finally taking off after over a year of stagnation Z’s Blue Floyd. It was completely brown a year ago, finally a gorgeous yellow These two montis (sunset and chili pepper) have lived in the back corner for years. Can’t really see them from the front, but grabbed this photo from above and thought the inter growth was interesting
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    The Maroon Lagoon V2.0

    The regulator gauge SHOULD show the pressure. But my cheap Milwaukee brand gauge must be broken because it was reading 500 psi a week ago. Time to upgrade!!
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    The Maroon Lagoon V2.0

    I’ve weeded our all the weak corals for you! [emoji30][emoji23]
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    The Maroon Lagoon V2.0

    When you get home from a week in Wyoming and your CO2 cylinder is bled dry and your alk dropped from 8.3 to 5.2, you use what CO2 you have until you can swap out the 20lb cylinder [emoji23]
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    Tank - Sump Build 500 gal +

    I have a feeling the mag will want to move somewhere with more flow over time. It’ll also probably climb up the rock work when it starts looking for more flow.
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    The Maroon Lagoon V2.0

    I need to run something that an remove heavy metals, carbon won't do much, but that's all I had on hand and I had to fly out of town this week. Probably going to order some Metasorb soon.
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    The Maroon Lagoon V2.0

    I haven’t posted in a while, it’s hard to get excited about the hobby when you’ve been struggling with mysterious coral deaths for nearly a year with no major culprit or solution. Yesterday though I may have *possibly* found a smoking fun. I was performing a water change and noticed the magnet holding my PH was slipping a bit. Pulled it off and noticed my hand was covered in black and there were some bumps on the magnet Needless to say I tossed the magnet immediately, changed 20 gallons, and put new carbon in the reactor. Really really hoping this has been the cause of my most recent coral struggles.
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    Dang! That thing really is insanely bright. Where did it come from?