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post #231 of 233 Old 03-30-2010, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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Well Im sad to announce that I have lost one of my ricordias. I saw yesterday that it had some white fuzzy stuff on it so I used the turkey baster to suck the stuff off of it. Well today a good half of it was covered with the stuff. Im pretty bummed as it was the largest one when open fully and my favorite. I removed it from the tank so it wouldnt continue to pollute the water. Ill be doing a 20% water change later on today and Ill be aiming for another one in a couple days time.

I manually removed as much cyanobacteria as I could yesterday. From now on Ill be doing a weekly 20% water change until the conditions improve then I will change 10% weekly. Hopefully there wont be anymore losses.

Ill keep everyone updated. Cheers, -Mike.

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2 False Percula Clownfish
1 Banggai Cardinalfish
1 Pink-Spotted Watchman Goby
1 Blood Red Fire Shrimp
1 Emerald Crab
10 Astrea Snails
10 Nassarius Snails

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Neon Green Capnella
Green Star Polyps
3 Mushrooms - Red/Blue/Green Stripe
4 Florida Ricordia
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post #232 of 233 Old 03-31-2010, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Just completed a 7.5 gallon water change and vacuumed as much cyanobacteria as I could from the sandbed. Ive got the skimmer set to its lowest setting to remove as much DOC's as possible. Hopefully things begin to improve soon. No other coral losses thus far. Cheers, -Mike

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[29G Reef]
2 False Percula Clownfish
1 Banggai Cardinalfish
1 Pink-Spotted Watchman Goby
1 Blood Red Fire Shrimp
1 Emerald Crab
10 Astrea Snails
10 Nassarius Snails

Flower Leather
Neon Green Capnella
Green Star Polyps
3 Mushrooms - Red/Blue/Green Stripe
4 Florida Ricordia
Candy Apple Zoanthids
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post #233 of 233 Old 04-28-2010, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry its been so long since I have been around. I plan on moving the tank in a few days to a different room. Im not looking forward to moving the whole thing but it will be a good time to accomplish a lot. The best part is the room is going to be a dedicated office/fish room. I will have the SW tank in here as well as my FW tank.

Im still battling a cyanobacteria issue but I know the reason for it and hope to solve it soon after moving the tank into the new room. Then I can step up the maintanence drastically so my tank can finally thrive

Other than the cyano everything is going just fine. All corals/fish/inverts are still doing fine. The corals are getting larger and the fish are good eaters and have not had any signs of disease. Im kinda embarrased to post a picture due to the cyano but I think I will try to post one up tomorrow so I can show folks the before and after pics of a tank that was receiving poor maintenance versus one that is properly taken care of.

Cheers

Follow my 29 Gallon Reef build! - http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/s...on-reef-36293/

[29G Reef]
2 False Percula Clownfish
1 Banggai Cardinalfish
1 Pink-Spotted Watchman Goby
1 Blood Red Fire Shrimp
1 Emerald Crab
10 Astrea Snails
10 Nassarius Snails

Flower Leather
Neon Green Capnella
Green Star Polyps
3 Mushrooms - Red/Blue/Green Stripe
4 Florida Ricordia
Candy Apple Zoanthids
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