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post #21 of 39 Old 07-22-2009, 06:41 PM
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What kind of dosing do other people around here use?
I dose Kent Marine Liquid Calcium (Calcium chloride) and Kent Marine Super Buffer DKH.
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post #22 of 39 Old 07-23-2009, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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I have a bottle of Red Sea Calcium that I was using on my 46, and I have been using that to raise my calcium. I am going to use the B-Ionic as maintenence, when my levels are relatively in check. My aquarium seems to consume calcium at a fast rate, I'll see it drop over 20 ppm in a day sometimes! Right now the livestock is the same as I had in my 46 gallon, and I used to maintain calcium once a week. Now I am dosing every day, in order to keep the calcium over 400 ppm.

I believe the new coralline growth has also been eating up a large amount of calcium per day. I expect this to start to level out in a few weeks. At least I hope so, I am going on my honeymoon for two weeks in September!!



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post #23 of 39 Old 08-01-2009, 06:55 AM Thread Starter
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Tested last night and everything is good. Nitrates are at 5 ppm, but I think that's because my sandbed isn't established yet. Calcium was 390, and dKH was 9.0, so I dosed with the B-Ionic two part. pH was 8.3 and sg was 1.025. I didn't test for trites or ammonia, I don't see a reason to after the tank is established (unless something is going wrong)

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Too bad my clowns LOVE to host my Frogspawn:
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GSP's and some zoas my LFS just gave me:
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I finally finished the stand and I am going to post pics of that when I get home!



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be careful putting GSP on rock esp when its close to the light as it will spread quick and be hard to get it off the rocks when you want to.
for this reason i have mine in the sand bed isolated but even then its growing out onto the glass as well as some rocks.
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I dose Kent Marine Liquid Calcium (Calcium chloride) and Kent Marine Super Buffer DKH.
+1. I dose this to my tank and am happy with results.

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post #26 of 39 Old 08-01-2009, 11:20 AM
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I'm curious to know how that Frogspawn does long term. They can be difficult.
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what ( if anything ) do you feed the nem? and how often?
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post #28 of 39 Old 08-02-2009, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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Mark, I have had this frogspawn for a year now. He has doubled in size, as well as sprouting two new heads. I feed him and other corals in my tank with reef nutrition oyster feast, every other to every third day. My clowns also host my alveopora, but it doesn't seem to appreciate the company as much.

Jon, I feed the nem at least once a week (it is more like when I see the mouth kind of "mushroom" I thow a chunk of food in, it ends up being like once or twice a week). I feed him based on what my LFS has, right now it's krill, because I ran out of silversides, and so he ran out too. I like to switch between krill and silversides.



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post #29 of 39 Old 08-17-2009, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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Last week I added a few pounds of base rock. I it had sitting in a tub of distilled water with a powerhead running.

Anyway, I was as careful as possible to make sure that I wasn't toppling rocks, or creating sandstorms, or anything like that. The next day my nem looked he just had a big meal, and my mandarin was nowhere to be found. (The fiance named him Fez, and was very attached to him) I have had him for about four months.

A week goes by and I am convinced that either I squished him, or my anemone ate him. I was upset.

Last night,, I'm downstairs when the sump light comes on and I stick my head down there to see if my algae's growing. I see a little sploch of color swimming around the sump, and low and behold, the Mandarin! He somehow made the trip over he baffle and down the pipes! He survived and didn't get sucked up the return pump. I snatched him out of the sump and plopped him back in the Display! I was so excited, I woke up the fiance to tell her he was alive (she wasn't too appreciative at 11:30...oh well).

I am glad he made it. He is one of my favorites.



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post #30 of 39 Old 08-17-2009, 07:51 PM
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ive found fish in the sump before, and some fried to a crisp behind the tank as well. glad you found him.
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