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  1. watdachuck

    When I first turned it on I was looking at it non stop. Now its mostly just check ins or when I receive a motion alert, which is quite often
  2. watdachuck

    #NestCam
  3. watdachuck

    The Leopard Wrasses are on the prowl also, I wonder if they ever pick off the little buggers....
  4. watdachuck

    Whelp, I have been using this Rio 800 to blast the buggers off when I notice them. Looking better today, but wondering if I can actually beat them this way...
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    #$_& my life!!! So I was looking closer at these photos and saw specs on the fire acro. Now it has been growing but not consistently across all the branches....thinking these are red bugs. I haven't added anything new for months and use Coral RX, but something had to have gotten through. The idea of using interceptor boggles my mind. The Leopard Wrasses thrive off all my pods and removing my 5 shrimps also seems like a major debacle. Photo 1 you can see the specs and they were crawling around. Photo 2 is growth over the last 4 weeks. Anyone have any advice outside of the interceptor method? Could I blow them off with a power head on the daily and potentially starve them from their host?
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    Actually about 3 days ago I set a 6 week acclimation to go from 60% to 63% intensity (radiant color preset). Taking it real slow in case I see signs of distress. Pretty happy for the most part but I do have one that is growing but not showing the greatest colors as of yet. Adam at BC said it was coming along nicely and would mature into glory in due time.
  7. watdachuck

    Seeing some new tips!!!
  8. watdachuck

    Just saw this, following!
  9. watdachuck

    +1 for the fan. My AC unit compressor failed last week and the house temperature went to 85. Luckily the tank is in the basement and maxed at 82 for a couple days. The nice gentleman who will be replacing my unit brought a portable unit by until the new one is installed.
  10. watdachuck

    Water test results for June are in...
  11. watdachuck

    Friday Birds Nest and friends! Now off to NJ for a wedding....
  12. watdachuck

    Calcium reactor only. No dosing.
  13. watdachuck

    Very interesting! My biggest fear in running at elevated levels has always been precipitation on my pumps. I have had failures in the past as calcium encrusted the magnetic portion the the propeller on my display's main pump. Wish they could throw that into the study.
  14. watdachuck

    I think turning off the skimmer or lowering the water level in it will help. I think nitrate dosing can work, but is also another numbers chase. What is the right number for your tank, and are nitrates only testing so low because your reef is consuming them so quickly? My nitrates have never tested higher than 1.4 via lab testing. This is likely a result of the bio-pellet/refugium combination, but outside of reduced skimming I personally have not considered dosing nitrates. Turning off the bio-pellet reactor worries me also since any colonies inside the reactor would most certainly perish. Date Type Activity Notes Salt NH4 NO2 NO3 PO4 Monday, July 17, 2017 Water Testing Aquamedic Test Results Good - High Si and Ca 1.026 0 0.003 1.4 0.06 Sunday, August 20, 2017 Water Testing Aquamedic Test Results 9.24 DKH Hanna Check 1.025 0 0.003 1.2 0 Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Water Testing Aquamedic Test Results 9.24 DKH Hanna Check 1.026 0 0.003 0.9 0.03 Monday, November 20, 2017 Water Testing Aquamedic Test Results 9.5 DKH Hanna Check 1.026 0 0.002 0.8 0 Friday, December 08, 2017 Water Testing Aquamedic Test Results 9.8 DKH Hanna Check 1.025 0 0.002 1.3 0.02 Tuesday, January 02, 2018 Water Testing Aquamedic Test Results 8.1 DKH Hanna Check 1.026 0 0.003 0.8 0.01 Thursday, February 01, 2018 Water Testing Aquamedic Test Results 9.2 DKH Hanna Check 1.026 0 0.005 0.4 0.02 Sunday, March 11, 2018 Water Testing Aquamedic Test Results 8.9 DKH Hanna Check 1.026 0 0.005 0.8 0.01 Thursday, April 19, 2018 Water Testing Aquamedic Test Results 8.2 DKH Hanna Check 1.026 0 0.001 0.2 0.04 Thursday, May 24, 2018 Water Testing Aquamedic Test Results 8.6 DKH Hanna Check 1.026 0 0.003 0.8 0.05
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    Liking this set up!
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