5g reef

Discussion in 'Reef Tanks' started by snakeblitz33, Nov 18, 2016.

  1. 2quills

    2quills Administrator Staff Member

    Best of luck Seth.

    Tank looks good though.
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  2. snakeblitz33

    snakeblitz33 Well-Known Member

    Gonna clean it and do a water change.

    The montipora started looking funny after I increased the lighting intensity, so I backed off to the previous setting when it was doing well.

    I'm considering completely removing the old filter floss and replacing it with some quilters batting.... I think the old filter has become a nitrate burden on the system.

    I wish I could get a few pounds of black sand to mix things up again. I wish I could move the tank to a better spot.
  3. jay0705

    jay0705 Administrator Staff Member

    Go to petco. Slice open a bag. Then tell them this bag is damaged can i get a discount. Lol
  4. snakeblitz33

    snakeblitz33 Well-Known Member

    I could get black sand, but they sell it for $30 for 20lbs and I only need 3 or 4 pounds. I'm not damaging product... I used to own a store, I know how frustrating that is.

    The LFS was closed Saturday, so I wasn't able to get new saltwater for a water change this weekend. Dimming the lights a little bit seemed to have helped a little bit.

    I'm not going to clean the glass or anything until I get new saltwater. The placement of the tank makes it difficult to do maintenance. Maybe the next tank I start, I'll pick a better spot when my kids are older.
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  5. lmforbis

    lmforbis Administrator Staff Member

    Unfortunately little kids tend to dictate the location. Nothing worse than discovering they have fed the fish a peanut butter sandwich.
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  6. snakeblitz33

    snakeblitz33 Well-Known Member

    The montipora that I have in the tank just doesn't look the same since I used that epoxy to epoxy the rocks together. The polyps haven't come out, but it has grown a little bit. I'm wondering if there is something toxic in the water. I might do a total tank reset and go ahead and bite the bullet and buy that 20lbs of black sand after all.

    I'll find someone to house my corals for a month or so. The tank needs to be completely ready by August.
  7. snakeblitz33

    snakeblitz33 Well-Known Member

    I've decided to put this tank in my classroom to teach students biology and physics... But it won't be until after the summer until I move it.
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  8. lmforbis

    lmforbis Administrator Staff Member

    Great idea

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